My day never missed a beat. I made sure of it. Not by ignoring the problems of the day but hitting them head on. I begin every morning with positive reading. Next, I notice the new growths on my 30 plants poised in the master bedroom, watering any that need it. Eating properly is helpful and I am getting better at that too. The real deal though, what I think about, concentrate on is what motivates my actions.
It is an emotional journey whether we realize it or not-the act of being and staying motivated. Lists, resolutions, goals, written down often forgotten. Simply because the day gets in the way? Right. Move over ego its time to talk to the heart. Whatever is in the mind, focused on, is eventually what will be the stimulus to the heart, causing us to become reactive to what we want to do. Awakening the reasons we stray away can help us stay on track and make better decisions. As an entrepreneur I truly understand the benefit of business education. Recently it helped me stave off a potentially bad decision. Thankfully because of knowledge, network alliances and good old common sense, trouble was averted. Don't be afraid to be intelligent. No one should feel as if they can get over on you.
I always apply that wisdom and logic to myself and encourage my Floral Greens family and beyond to embrace it. Some things can't be helped, but recharging our emotional needs by caring for what is important to you and your business will keep you healthy and prosperous. There are days you will have to say no-just say no and walk away. You cannot please everyone so don't even try. Honor the promise you made to you. Learn to think clearly, wisely, and actuate, meaning move forward.
Worrying about every little thing or what criticism will come your way is like being a sitting duck. Own your decisions. Have a plan that is realistic and progressive. Understand when it is best to graciously withdraw. You may not win 'em all but you can live with yourself at the end of the day, and you need to be ok with that. If it is meant to be the potentials will come back, if it was never going to work, consider it a blessing. Doesn't mean you weren't worth it or that they weren't. It could mean that your business models didn't match-it happens, move on.
A fellow entrepreneur was physically ill because they turned down a substantial contract. Mulling it over, calling, rationalizing, crying it out, they made a decision. While the idea of becoming possibly debt-free, the stipulations, tantrums and unreasonable demands by the new prospect weighed in as an equalizer. For them, the acceptance would have spelled certain defeat and back-pedaling they refused to go back to. You deal. They deal. We all do. Live goes on.
Shortly after that I received a text with a picture of a not-so-despaired couple who have no regrets. The caption on the picture read: "AAHH!" In the middle of what they thought a crisis, was a blessing. Another potential client aware of their expertise had only one question for the couple. He wanted to know how they fit in family time. The couple responded that they get away even for something small like a day out to keep motivated and refreshed.
Evidently that hit a heartstring with what turned out to be a wealthy philanthropist, who signed a 3-year contract. As if that weren't grand enough, he told them they must take more than one day off together and sent them on a vacation-hence the lovingly braggadocious picture. Again, they may not get rich but they refused to give in when things weren't going their way. Never, never, never give up. Seek out what is ailing you, preventing your happiness. Then you can tap into your motivations. Be fair and open-minded.
Adjustment of view is nice too. For me, I love trains, always have, but if you don't move forward you won't see the change in scenery. Happiness has its own rewards and that is the seed of motivation.
Until next time~