Bad Day? Four Quick Steps To Dealing With Them

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Had A Bad Day?

Have you ever felt like you just wanted to throw up your hands and say, “I surrender! This online business stuff just isn’t gonna work!” Well, I for one know the feeling; and guess what? So does every other entrepreneur out there! Everyone has a bad day…week…month. What makes the difference is what you do with that feeling….

Step One: Own It!

It’s okay to admit you feel beaten. Every human being on the planet feels this way now and then. So, go ahead and say it, “I am done! I give up!” Now, pat your determination on the back and say, “Nice knowin’ ya!”

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Step Two: Keep The Wallowing To A Minimum!

Ok, now that you have completed step one, it’s time to suck it up and realize that stuff happens. So you had a bad day! So you didn’t get a single lead! It’s the second week in a row without any sales! Does all that matter? No. It doesn’t matter because it is simply part of the game. That’s right, see it as a game. Did you win every game when you were young (and winning doesn’t include getting a trophy simply for showing up!)? Probably not. Well, you’re not going to win every game in adulthood either and you need to accept that and move on!

Step Three: Write!

Yep, that’s what I said, write. Write down at least three things you’re going to do tomorrow to try to improve your marketing/sales/prospecting/whatever. Once you have it written down, be sure to put it where you will see it the next day and then forget it! I know that’s easier said than done, but do it anyway. It’s like the monkey with its hand stuck in the jar. He ain’t going to get anywhere as long as he keeps holding onto the banana. And you won’t get anywhere as long as you hold onto the defeat!monkey jar

Step Four: Do Something Different!

The next day you need to get up and look at your “three things” note to yourself. Do what you wrote and be sure that you do something different today. If you keep doing what doesn’t work, you’ll keep getting what doesn’t profit. Pretty much common sense, huh!

Final Point

The main thing I want to convey here is perseverance. Having a bad day now and then is NOT failure…giving up because you’ve had one too many bad days is! Hang in there my little monkey and you WILL find success!

Jim

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