Sunk Costs and Moving On!

I have some hard-earned wisdom that I have impart to all of my readers. You know that this place is all of being positive; but, sometimes, you can negative situations that lead to positive outcomes. I have recently had one.

I hired help to schedule my projects. Things were going okay but I felt that there was a communication issue. It got to the point where I felt that I wasn’t being heard so I hired book coach to help me with my goal. Less than one week later my book and workbook were steadily selling. The person I hired to help me sent me a very nasty email questioning whether or not I was coachable (for the record, I had two other coaches that said that I listened and did all of their assignments). That email showed me who she really was. I paid this person way more than the other coaches and didn’t get a fraction of the results.

And this is where wisdom and maturity kicked in…

I didn’t get mad. I just chucked it up to sunk costs!

I would never get my money back and even though I was in between jobs at the moment, I decided to focus on my moneymaking activities and put all of my effort and energy into promoting my book and workbook sales. That money was sunk cost. I mentally moved on from her. Yes, I completed the month’s contract but didn’t renew the contract because it was not working and I could get much more return on investment from my other coaches.

I go back to what Dr. Maya Angelou said: When people show you who they are, believe them. I truly believe this.

The person I had helping me was not going to change; so I decides to change by taking my money and energy elsewhere. I suggested you do the same whenever confronted with these types of people and situations.

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How to Rebound from Negativity

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I admit that not every day you are going to feel chipper and positive. Here at http://positivitychange.com/ we totally expect that and have a guide towards bouncing back from the doldrums and the pits.

Get out and breathe the fresh air

When you’re in the dumps, it can feel like the walls are caging in. Don’t stay in that helpless state. Go outside and breathe the fresh air. Just doing this simple activity, reinvigorates you because you are no longer confined to a particular space. Oftentimes, when we feel trapped, the energy is bad. Getting outside releases the energy.

Think of something that you have done right

You are NOT the screw-up that you think you are. We as humans can be very hard on ourselves. We tolerate our wins but falsely accept our failures. Snap out of this because you have done far more right than wrong. You can use this week for an example. Surely, something has gone right for you. Don’t internalize bad feelings.

Plan your happiness comeback

Okay so you are feeling down right now. That’s natural and even healthy that you are owning that feeling right now. The key phrase is right now. Don’t stay there. Plan your comeback. Write down things that make you happy and how you can plan baby steps towards getting back to happy. Use this plan whenever you feel yourself sliding back into helplessness and negativity.