Whenever I feel pain, traffic or anything funny like that – or let’s say I have friend or client who is distressed, I always come up with my common line:
“Ehh, that’s life in Sydney”
Whenever I say that, it usually brings a cheap laugh / smile to a situation and I have found that when I express it to most people it usually makes them happy (or at least calms them down).
In speaking to someone the other day about this line, and I think one of the main reasons it makes people “Feel Good” about things is that you are basically understanding them by saying “Yes I am sorry you are stressed / upset – me too quite often!”
In business & life, there can be times when we take massive knocks. Sometimes unexpected. I took a massive personal hit probably about an hour ago and it’s tough, very unexpected, demoralizing and I am even a bit wiped out by it.
Hence what a perfect time for me to write about it! I often blog / run around telling people “How to Think” (well not really, more telling my story) and it’s time for me to swallow my own medicine and walk the talk right now.
Bringing it back to more entrepreneurship and running a small business, marketing and the like – you can have massive ups / downs that can impact your thinking for better or worse. Going back a few weeks ago, I got trolled on the internet, I had people say bad things about me – THEN AWESOMELY I picked up 3 x clients in one day and got countless praise.
I told the joke about this day, overall – the day was OUTSTANDING for me – but boy oh boy it was an emotional roller coaster. I went from low to high, low to high, low to high, and then a massive high.
The opposite can happen too, you can have a great few days – then say get your butt totally kicked one day and your head handed to you on a platter.
My lesson, learning and inspiration from all this? Life (in Sydney or wherever) is full of ups & downs. Bad things can happen to you that are unfair and then easily in the same hour you can GET A MASSIVE BREAK / WIN.
My experience tonight was quite a tough one and it merely reaffirmed the thinking in this one. You need to do whatever it takes to develop a resilient mindset so when bad stuff goes down, you can stay focused on what you need to do and win the situation.
What I found was that day that went great for me was one “Roller Coaster” after another. If I let the early losses in the day get to me, there is no way in heck I could have got the great wins that came in by the end of the day.
My advice? Stay strong, take hits, do what you have to do in the moment – and when the heat is off, recover and learn the lessons that God sometimes serves up with more of a sour palette.
Love your work. Thank you for the read and god bless you all!