Look, I work at a place where we sell things. Wow, that blew your socks off didn’t it?
Hold on, here we go. I work at a place that sells things that has outside factors that challenge us daily. Its frustrating. It could be the economy, travel costs, TV. Lots of things.
But, you can make every excuse in the world but there is only one to do with that frustration and energy: create solutions.
If you are on a sinking ship, do you just give up and go down with it? (Stop imagining the Titanic, stop it.) Heck no, you swim, you lay on a door until help comes and then you rebuild, you come back.
And the key to coming back is coming up with ways to use what you have at your disposal and come back better, smarter, faster and more profitable than ever.
The only way to turn a negative into a positive is to have a positive outlook and pick yourself up by your big boy pants and create solutions that get things moving back in the right direction.
So, if you see a long term negative headed your way in the next 5 minutes or 5 years, start immediately to figure out a solution that will not let the ship sink. Be the hero.