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How To Survive A Challenging Day

As weeks go, last week was a rather rubbish one.  Which wouldn’t be so bad… except that every single day contained its fair dollop of rubbish.
 
But don’t think this post is going to be a pity party… because it’s not!
 
I’ve actually learned a few valuable things, which I want to share with you in this post.
 
So if you’re having a bad day, hang on in there.
 
Hopefully, you’re about to feel better!
 

How To Survive A Challenging Day

1. Learn The Lesson And Apply It

 
In most things that happen – whether it’s good, bad or ugly – there’s a lesson to be learned.
 
My business coach Alex always bangs on about this.  And he should know.
 
He saw his business go from a ridiculously high (I’m talking tens of thousands of dollars) profit to absolute zero in the space of just one week.  Yes, you heard me… one week!
 
Now, Alex could have started his own pity party.  He could have started thinking he was useless, would never succeed and was doomed to nothingness.
 
But he didn’t.
 
He reflected on the differences between the two weeks.  He reached out to his customers to find out what was going on.  He looked at his data.
 
He sought out the lesson he needed to learn.
 
He learned it and then applied it.
 
And what happened?  The business regained momentum, he matched his peak profit levels again… and then crushed them.
 
I won’t even tell you what Alex’s profit is today, simply because many of you wouldn’t believe me.  But let me put it this way… his company just made it into the Inc. 5000.
 
And that’s because every time he hits a wall, an obstacle, a barrier, a disappointment (whatever you want to call it), he learns the lesson and applies it.
 
Last week might have been complete poo for me, but on reflection I’ve learned several very useful lessons which will serve me well from this week onward.
 
If you’re having a crap day, what lessons are there for you?
 

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Public Speaking Panic?

Last week, as some of you might know, I launched three products.  One of which was Public Speaking Powerhouse… an exclusive training series where a secret insider exposes the powerful strategies used by professional speakers to completely rock their public speaking.

Many people dissolve into a complete panic – like salt-sprinkled slugs – at the mere thought of speaking in public.  I actually read the other day that more people fear speaking in public than they do death!

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Awesome FREE Development Resources

Developing your personal and professional skills are fundamental to surviving and thriving at work.  You might disagree with me here, but the way I see it, if you don’t continue to raise your “standard” it’s logical to assume you’ll remain where you are.

Make sense?

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor E Frankl

The fact is that personal development stretches our capabilities.  It expands our outlook to see things that were previously outside our view.  It gives us confidence in ourselves and our abilities.  It removes the ceiling on what we previously assumed was our limits, so we can view exactly what we’re able to achieve.

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Mindset

 
Over the past few weeks I’ve been dipping in and out of the most awesome book, which I just have to share with you.
 
Seriously, if you want to achieve growth and success in any part of your life – including your career – then you need to check out this book.
 

Mindset: How you can Fulfil your Potential

 
Looking at the title, you might be thinking this is one of “those” pithy self-help books. But it’s not.  Far from it.
 
I’d actually go so far to say that, for some people, the content of this book could change their life.
 
Written by Professor Carol Dweck – a psychologist at Standford University – the theory in this book was developed and demonstrated over years of intensive research.
 

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The day we ranked #1 in Google

The day we ranked #1 in Google:

Okay, so this morning I received this text message from my pal Greg (of eagle & chicken fame):

Number one ranked in Google, Celebration, Survive at Work, your one stop resource for work skills, work resources, work tools and work motivation. Hate work? Want promotion? Survive at work will help you thrive at work.

Yes it’s true… SurviveAtWork.com is now ranked first on Google!

That’s number 1 out of the 218,000,000 results which come up when you search for survive at work.

My mind is blown.  Two hundred and eighteen MILLION results… and we’re number 1!

Let me hear you say WOOHOO!!!

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It was only back in September that we were celebrating being number 1 on Bing.  Back then, you’ll recall that number 1 on Google was an aspiration… albeit a seemingly unobtainable one.  Since then, we’ve gradually crawled up the rankings, consistently being kept from the top few slots by a few results that appeared to be anchored there, due to the fact they’re “big boy” sites like Life Hacker and Amazon.

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