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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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Easy Peasy, Sparkling CV

Sunday night greetings everyone!  I’m currently in the middle of writing a module on CVs (for a project I’m working on with The Excellent You) and it dawned on me that I had stumbled upon some stuff that might be of value for you guys.

All too often, CVs are the sort of thing we bury at the bottom of our crap drawer, underneath the Haynes manual for a Fiesta we sold back in 1993.  We only pull it back out when we’re looking for a new job.  And even then – if you’re anything like me – it’s merely a quick dust down, spot of tippex over the coffee stain, into an envelope and out the door.  Job done!

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5 Awesome “Must Have” Apps to Survive at Work

Good afternoon!  How’s your week going?  Are you having the time of your life… or hanging on for dear life, waiting for Friday to arrive?

I’ve just returned home from a morning where I got to sing “I’m a Believer” with the Welsh legend that is Nev and listen to the awesome motivation and inspiration that is Brad Burton.  All in all, a blinkin’ good Thursday 🙂

Earlier today, as everyone else reached for their notebook & pen, it dawned on me that I was one of the few grabbing my phone to take notes.   By the time I was driving home, I was mentally listing the wealth of offline items and functions that my iPhone has replaced… some very successfully (and some not so much).

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Top Ten Time Management Tips

This week I experienced somewhat of an epiphany (which, contrary to expectations is not the name of the singer who sang “I think we’re alone now” in 1987).  This morning, I looked over my “to do” list and realised I’d managed to accomplish…  *drum roll* next to nothing on there.  Aaaargh!!!

Now, just before you assume I’ve simply spent the week lounging in bed, watching “Murder She Wrote” re-runs or playing Candy Crush, I haven’t.  I’ve been working like a little Trojan.  So what’s happened?

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