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The Original Girl with a Dragon Tattoo

Flowers-Growth-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance GroupOkay, so maybe he wasn’t in tattoo form, but Mushu the dragon was just as hard to get rid of as any tattoo. He could be an example of fortitude himself. But Mulan, the young girl who fakes her way into the Chinese army in an effort to save her dad (not to mention the Chinese empire), is one of the Disney characters I’d most like my own little girl to learn from.

And not just because of how much she loves her dad. Mulan is also an example of courage and fortitude. An example of “mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.”

Never one to believe in making excuses or falling victim to circumstance, I especially appreciate the Emperor’s reverence for Mulan’s mettle. He says, “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”

Your Turn:

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Contributed by Jason Forrest:

Jason Forrest is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to create urgency, increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform builders into sales organizations that build homes. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of Creating Urgency in a Non-Urgent Housing Market and 40-Day Sales Dare for New Home Sales. As a consultant for many of the leading homebuilders in the United States and Canada, Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.  Learn more at

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