We all have bad days. I don’t actually believe anyone who says they don’t. How you respond to your ‘bad day’, however, can make a massive amount of difference to you and your Thing.
There are days when it’s raining/the toast burnt/the hot water’s not working/the car got a flat/your computer blew up, etc. etc. and these are all ‘things that happen’ but aren’t about you and your Thing.
Now, I am pretty woo woo on the quiet, so I could always take these ‘things that happen’ as a sign. And maybe sometimes they are. But sometimes they are just ‘things that happen’ and I can do what I like about them (which can include ignoring them and getting on with my day).
There are ‘things that happen’ in business too that you might take as a ‘sign’ to not do your Thing, or do it quieter, and very often they are NOT a sign to be taken too literally at all. They are just ‘things that happen’.
Here are some ‘things that happen’ in business that do NOT mean you give up your Thing:
- You make an offer and no-one buys **News Flash: this happens all the time**. Just look at your price/promotion/offer/message/timing/something and see what you can change next time
- You post something on social media and no-one (or hardly anyone) ‘Likes’ it. Big deal... they may just be busy/didn’t see it/wasn’t for them that time doesn’t mean you are rubbish at social!
- You go to a networking event and leave with ‘no leads’. This happens ALL the time as prospects don’t always come with a label on them! That’s not to say the people you did meet might ‘grow’ into prospects if you keep in touch, or they in turn may know someone who needs your Thing...
- They didn’t buy in the first 5 minutes! **shock horror** they didn’t get in the first sentence how brilliant your Thing is going to be for their life/business/health/whatever–doesn’t mean they won’t get it the 5th or 10th time they hear it... or when it’s the right time to take action on it so keep going
- You can’t write/be creative/plan/reply to emails/do your accounts today as you’re just not focused. 2 options here–crack on and do it anyway as it needs to get done whether you’re in the mood or not (this is easier with more ‘admin’ things) and very often you’ll find that just taking actions makes it happen. Or just accept it, do something else, come back to it tomorrow. Unless it’s a super-urgent deadline then you choose how and when you want to work and on what.
So next time you’re ‘having a bad day’ remember that might very well be all in your head. AND you get the option to change your mind about how you think about that. Plus there’s always tomorrow...
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