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.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.
It takes a long time to build something from scratch. LGBTQ + Wedding Show - Love is Proud started four years ago. The first year was good, attendance, interest in the event from area services and business, media. The second year was challenging, weather and show location impacted attendance at the event. This year was amazing! In order to make things work like you dreamed they would you have to be willing to listen, learn and make changes until you get the chemistry just right. We did it this year! All the pieces came together just like we have always dreamed it would. www.itmevents.ca/?portfolio=love-is-proud-2018... See MoreSee Less