The term, “I’m having such a bad day”, is so overused and the more I think about, such an excuse for letting something negative get the better of you. This morning we had a string of bad things happen, pretty major things that could have a pretty negative impact on a few major events for us and by lunch time I was feeling pretty beaten down. The problem with the way I was feeling, other than feeling that way, was that I knew I had a really important meeting tonight and I couldn’t walk in there looking beaten. I had to turn on my positive energy in order to ensure booking this potential client. I tried talking myself out of the problems all morning…everything happens for a reason, everything will work itself out…but I just couldn’t kick that feeling. Until that is, I turned my focus onto something else. Instead of sitting around getting frustrated about something I couldn’t change I put my energy into creating a new document for the meeting tonight and guess what, by the time I was done I was excited and ready for our meeting. We spent the afternoon delivering balloons in the city to daycare centers to advertise our new year’s eve events then headed home for a dinner with my family. After dinner we took off to our meeting. We wow’d our potential clients and ourselves with a very positive, inspirational meeting. If I had let the negative feeling from this morning get the better of me I’d be writing a much different entry tonight.
My advice to those of you out there who consistently have bad days, when something goes wrong don’t harp on it. Ask yourself, is there something I can do to fix it. If the answer is yes then do and do it well. If the answer is no then remember everything happens for a reason and turn that negative into a strong positive by finding the better option that is waiting around the corner for you.