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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I usually come in here a give you all of the positive feels but that’s what this is about. However, in this issue, I am talking about surviving nastiness, false starts, letdowns and disappointments (aka life!). I am all about giving you all of the necessary tools to fight negativity whenever it rears its ugly head!
When an article’s opening sentence is ‘sometimes life can be like a reality show’, the author totally gets us! PyschCentral.com writes about surviving letdowns and disappointments here: https://psychcentral.com/lib/survival-of-the-resilient/
Don’t let anything negative dash cold water on your dreams. Here are 5 ways to survive disappointment and still make your dreams come true!
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When Negativity Rears Its Ugly Head, here are the five ways to stay positive!
We all have our ups and downs. No matter how positive we try to live our lives. We here at PositivityChange truly understand this which is why we provide resources to guide you through a rough patch. Here are my 5 ways to stay positive:
- Have a positive support group
Being superman is the worst thing to do right now. That’s what friends are for. And if your friends are responsible for the negativity, that’s what meet-ups and support groups are for! Find a positive support group that will help you through the storm. We have a Facebook group that will help you accomplish this.
- Express gratitude
Be grateful for something, anything. Expressing gratitude stops the continuous negative thoughts. You don’t want to stay down. Expressing gratitude is the way to start climbing out of the pit of negativity.
- Find ONE thing that’s positive
I know that being a negative slump can be nasty at times. To halt the slide, find ONE thing that’s positive about yourself and your situation. Finding this one thing is your way of regaining control of the situation.
- Get some exercise.
Exercise is a way to shifting your energy. I walk every morning and it releases yesterday’s energy. In addition, I shift and re-center myself before work and the day gets started. Exercise has very good health and mental benefits. Moreover, exercise helps you focus on something different.
- Be pro-active and start planning your exit
You cannot stay negative because that’s regressive. You need to be progressive. Sometimes you have to leave your current situation when things don’t change. I know that it’s hard when it is a workplace. That’s why this step is planning your exit from negativity. Even if it is a lateral move to another department, get away from people, places and situations weighing you down.
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