Why a losing jockey is more successful than you

What does it actually take to take your business to #1 in your city?

The answer may surprise you.

Consider this…

There was young guy by the name of Eddie who wanted to be a jockey something fierce.

When he was 15 years old he traveled to Kentucky. He found a job at place called galloping horses that paid $15 a week.

But his boss told him that he was not good enough to ever be a jockey.

Eddie hid his tears, told his boss goodbye, and headed to California. There he found a job with horse trainer Clarence Davison, who let Eddie ride in a race.

The result? 

Eddie lost.

He lost his next race, too.

And his next.

In fact, Eddie kept racing and losing for eight straight months.

But after every race, Clarence would sit down with Eddie and go over every mistake.

Eddie kept persevering until two hundred and fifty losses later, he quit.

That is, Eddie quit losing.

A month before his sixteenth birthday, Eddie won his first race.

Under Clarence’s guidance, Eddied kept improving until two years later when he cracked his skull, fractured two ribs and punctured his lung after falling off a horse in Chicago.

Time to quit, right? 

Not Eddie.

Four years later he captured his first Kentucky Derby win.

Then ten years after he was told he would never be good enough to become a jockey, he captured the U.S. Triple Crown.

He went on to become the only jockey to win the U.S. Triple Crown more than once.

And during his racing career, he rode in 24,092 races, won 4,779 victories and placed in the top three 11,888 times.

Not bad for someone “not good enough.”

Eddie Arcaco was known as the “Master” by his peers.

Is it any wonder?

Yet he could very easily have quit anytime during those first 250 losses and we never would have heard of him.

“You have to remember that about 70 percent of the horses running don’t want to win. Horses are like people. Everybody doesn’t have the aggressiveness or ambition to knock himself out to become a success.” -Eddie Arcaca

Do you have the ambition and perseverance to be a success?

I know you do. 

All you need is your own “Clarence” to guide you, give you feedback and show your the way.

Here is where you can find your “Clarence”…


Stephen Dusty Roberts