35: Find the Gift

June 1, 2018

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Yigal Adato: 00:03 Hey everyone, my name is Yigal Adato and this is the Pawn Leaders Podcast, a podcast that help you make more money, stress less, and live an epic life all while working at the pawn shop.


Yigal Adato: 00:25 Hey pawnfamily and welcome back to another episode of five minute Friday. Before I start this episode, I want to give a big shout out to the guys in the Pawn Leaders Mastermind. You know, it’s the end of May when I’m recording this. It’s coming out in June 1st and one of the guys reported 23% increase in business since he joined the mastermind. Another one had achieved a huge goal in his pawn loans that he’s been striving to do for a long time. So just a big shout out to all the work that they do for showing up every single week on the calls and for investing in themselves and in their business. See these guys who invest in themselves, in their business and show up every week. That’s how you become successful. We plan, we execute, we strategize and we make it happen. So if you’re interested go to pawnleaders.com and just fill out the information and we’ll get on a phone call just to have a conversation just to see how I can help you grow your business.


Yigal Adato: 01:27 So let’s get into the episode. So this week I want to talk about finding the gift. My wife and I, my wife got pregnant about six months ago and about three weeks into her pregnancy she was diagnosed with something called hyperemesis. And for those of you who don’t know what hyperemesis is basically it’s extreme morning sickness. She was sick eight to 10 times a day. She didn’t get out of bed for four and a half months. Sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound. I mean he was just a really, really rough on my wife. So I had to kind of step up to the plate. That kind of, I did have to step up to the plate. I would wake up at five o’clock in the morning, I’d go to the gym, I’d come back, I’d get my daughter up and make her lunch, make her breakfast, get her ready for school, sent her off, come back, take care of my wife, go pick up my daughter from school. And all during this whole time I was working and putting our podcasts and coaching the people in the Pawn Leaders Mastermind. And at first I was frustrated. I was really angry and I didn’t know what I should do except for just do what needed to be done. But thank God now she’s doing a lot better. She’s finally eating. She can get out and we can go places and she’s just doing it better than she was before. And so the thought occurred me today.


Yigal Adato: 03:01 That is, that I found the gift in what was happening in that bad situation and the gift that I learned so much about myself in those five months. I can’t even begin to describe it, but I’m going to try for you guys here today. Other than that compassion is critical in a relationship and I was giving and giving and not really receiving anything from my wife because she was in bed and so I was giving without wanting anything in return just for her to be okay.


Yigal Adato: 03:38 The second thing I learned was patience. I know as pawnbrokers were patient, it takes time to grow our loan balance. It takes time to make money. I have never had to go through something like this. We have to become much more patient than it was with my wife and with what was going on. And the other thing, number three that I learned was in order to become a great parent, you have to be present, fully present. And what I mean by this is that I had to take care of my daughter. I learned to to brush her teeth and her hair and put her clothes on and make her breakfast and make her lunch and pick her up and help her with whatever she needed to do and play dress up with her and take her to the park all the time because my wife wasn’t around to do it and it’s not her fault, but I had to step up to the plate.


Yigal Adato: 04:37 So what I’m trying to tell you is that sometimes in life we go through some really, really rough situations. Some really crappy stuff happens to us and we can sit there and can either mope and just hold on to that anger or that frustration. Or we can find the gift, we can find a gift and we can find out what we learn about ourselves, how we became better people, better spouses, better parents, better business owners, and what we can do to make our future’s even better. Knowing what we’ve learned so far. So what’d you take a moment, if you’re in the car, if you’re listening to this at work, just kind of take a moment to think about a time that was very, very tough for you. A time that you thought that you weren’t going to get through it, a time that you thought that you didn’t know what the solution was. Now I want you think about, what you learned from that time, what you learned from that moment that has made you a better person today, that has made you more successful as a parent, a spouse, a friend, a business owner, a pawnbroker. Now I want you let me know what that is in the Pawn Leaders Community on Facebook, and you know I’m speaking a little bit low right now because it’s about 9:15 at night. And finally everybody went to sleep at home. And this is the moment I got in order to make this podcast. Because yesterday we went to the hospital with my wife again and she’s doing okay. She had some pain today and some contractions, but I’m dedicated and committed to my pawn family and I want you to know that whatever you’re going through today, you’ll get through it.


Yigal Adato: 06:38 Whenever that is. If business isn’t the way it’s you thought it was going to be, if you’re having some troubles at home, troubles with your health, there is some light on the other side and whatever you need I’m here for you. So please reach out to me on the Pawn Leaders Podcast Community on Facebook. Have an incredible weekend and remember that gift that you got from that moment in your life and share it with somebody, share it with them and let them know that, hey, I went through this tough situation, but I got through it. Thank you so much for listening. I appreciate all of you and I wish you an incredible weekend.

On this five minute Friday episode, I discuss finding the gift.



Yigal Adato

Yigal is a 3rd generation pawn broker, and is now a mentor, coach and educator with the pawnbroking industry.

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