How long you hold onto things

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There is no such things as “Having a BAD Day”

Taking things personally is one thing, but how long you hold onto these things is 100% your choice!

You’ve heard many people say I am having a bad day. My question is does it have to be a bad day or can it just be a bad moment, a bad hour or a bad half day? It is truly your choice of how long you hold onto these given situations. In fact, you should be looking at it as not “bad” but what can I LEARN from these given situations?

A good example is when you got to visit a client and you anticipate taking their order or signing the contract, and things do not go the way you thought they would. The client ends up beating you down on price, not giving you the terms that you want, or possibly just not signing the contract and you walk away with no order. For many people they take these situations extremely personally, when you should be truly be asking yourself, what can I learn from the situation and what was my contribution to the given situation? Simple things like the following:

  • How can I prepare more effective the next time?
  • What research could I have done to improve the situation?
  • What needs to be done to ensure it happens next time?

If you have done all of the above and you still don’t get the contract, do not beat yourself up but rather say “NEXT” and move onto somebody who has the greater potential of becoming your customer.

What I really want you to get from this, is that how you approach every situation will determine the outcome and results you achieve. You can either look at everything as a learning situation or experience, take what you need and decide to move on or you can let it destroy your day, week, month, etc! From my experience this will be the demise of your business, the sooner you understand that every situation that arises in your business is because of the choices that you have made the better!

Holding onto things and taking them personally kills productivity, creativity and profitability!

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Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!