Lead with Persistence

Pete Mohr
2 min readDec 5, 2023

Mastering Persistence
You’re doing a lot, aren’t you? Tackling obstacles, managing people, and just trying to get through the day without pulling your hair out. It’s not easy, but what if I told you that one simple trait can make all the difference? It’s persistence. Don’t roll your eyes just yet. I know it sounds basic, but hang with me.

The CALM Formula
In a recent podcast episode, I broke down persistence into something a bit more digestible. It’s an acronym called CALM: Commitment, Adaptability, Learning, Means.

  1. Commitment: Stick to your vision even when times are tough.
  2. Adaptability: Sometimes being committed means changing your strategy.
  3. Learning: Learn from your mistakes. It’s where the most growth happens.
  4. Means: Work with what you got. Be resourceful.

A Quick Exercise
Grab a pen. No, seriously, grab a pen. Write down three challenges you’re facing right now. Got ‘em? Now write a possible solution next to each. It helps, doesn’t it? Sometimes just jotting down the problem and potential fixes is all you need to start moving forward.



Pete Mohr

Helping business owners transform from operators to owners of their businesses.