Christopher Thompson's Closing the Deal: Local lesson about rising above adversity
In business, both are constant and part of the circle of success. We've all heard the countless analogies and examples of how adversity and defeat have helped extremely successful people succeed.
Logan is a singer and songwriter from Manchester who comes to mind for many people when they think of musicians from the Granite state.
In 2006, Josh was one of the top 15 finalists on the hit reality show "Rock Star: Supernova," which was created to help find a lead singer for a newly-formed band featuring former band members of Metallica, Motley Crue and Guns N' Roses.
Most recently, Josh appeared on Season 5 of "The Voice."
After his debut rendition of "Too Close," judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera all opted to take him on and work with him. He chose Christina Aguilera as his coach and came in 11th place overall.
This past Monday, my wife and I went to watch Josh perform at the Palace Theater in Manchester.
But Josh looks at it differently and that is what is most inspiring. Instead of loathing in pity, complaining about not winning and giving up, Josh pulled himself back up and got right back to what he does best, playing music and performing.
Josh went from playing late nights at local bars to working with some of the most successful people in music and performing on national television. And while he didn't achieve his ultimate goal, it hasn't stopped him.
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