TGIF! We made it through the week, and I know you are excited about the weekend. Me too. It’s been a trying week. I probably sound like a broken record, but the whole working for yourself thing is often not a piece of cake, especially when it comes to a good ratio of work vs. earnings and savings. It’s a lot to think about on top of a very full work day. I’m not complaining. . . really. But I have definitely had my fair share of overwhelmed moments in February!
I know you have all been there, which is why I thought a post on advice and/or inspiration might be fun for a Friday.
I am and will always be the kind of person who takes things personally. I have gotten a LOT better and continue to grow, but I am, at the end of the day, someone who wants everyone around me to be happy all the time. Tough, but I can wear my heart on my sleeve, and that’s that.
So when I perceive someone’s tone to be not-so-nice in an email (very easy to do), my first instinct is to often to take it personally.
I don’t do that. I take a deep breath, walk away if I need to, remind myself it is business, and when it’s time to respond or act, I remind myself of some advice my mom’s dear, late friend told me when I was a teenager.
“You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”
Keeping this in mind keeps me on track not just to do a great job and to respond professionally, but even to throw in a little extra cheer or kindness. It doesn’t hurt, and you know what? At the very least it adds a little more positivity to my day.
I also get a bit of positivity every morning in the form of an email from The Universe. Call me crazy, but it’s one of these that actually helped me make the big leap to quit my job. Here’s my message today:
“When you finally get that call, meet that person, walk that walk, and live that dream, Meghan, do you think you’ll even care that there were a few dark and scary moments in a journey that made them all possible?
Trust me, you won’t even remember.”
Thanks, Universe. That’s a great way to end the week!
What’s a great piece of advice or inspiration you have received that often pops up as you go through life?