Winning is what fuels me. And it’s not just about deals or career milestones, or even just about myself – it has been winning or delivering wins in every meaningful area of my life: faith, family, and purpose.

This looks like opportunities to express and serve my faith, winning my wife’s hand, winning by having a positive impact on my kids or making my family’s day brighter. And delivering as many wins as possible to everyone I am blessed to interact with.

Being fueled by winning can also be the bane of one’s existence. Every day presents its own share of sometimes debilitating, life-altering challenges. Our support system doesn’t look like what we think it will or we think we want it to. Our trust in others can be shaken to the core. The rug can be pulled out from under you at any time; the shoe can drop, the curtain can close while you’re on stage.

In my life, losing people, friends, jobs and my way, plus getting it wrong many times in my relationships has taught me countless lessons. Experience teaches us to show up differently and better the next time based on the lesson.

Leave no stone unturned in your attempts to create and nurture paths to winning in whatever you’re passionate about. Go down swinging, so you look back with no regrets. And leave it all on the field. Don’t let an outcome stand or a number sit next to your name that isn’t indicative of your best.

You can’t control everything, but if you control the controllables, the odds will be in your favor.

That’s how – no matter what happens around you or to you – you’ll always emerge better, wiser, and victorious.



About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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