One Bad Minute: Dealing With Adversity

We’ve talked a lot on this blog about how attitude is everything, and how you’re 100 percent in control of it. How you process and respond to adversity factors heavily into how successful you’ll be.

Cracked phone - Dealing with Adversity

I can hear you saying, “That’s easy for you to say, Dew; you’re always so positive!” Don’t give me that excuse. I wasn’t always this way, and neither were many of my clients. How can working on your response to adversity change the way your world works?

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5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Attitude

Attitude is everything in my business…in my personal life…and, frankly, in everything I do. I believe my positive attitude is my superpower! And I know it begins with my habit of starting each morning saying, “Today is gonna be a great day!”

Boost your Attitude

While launching every day in a positive manner will inevitably boost your mood, there are plenty of things you can do all throughout the day to help contribute to a better sense of overall well-being for yourself. Here are a few of my favorite tips:

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Ending The Negativity

This week marks the switch to daylight savings time in much of the United States. Between altered sleep schedules, changing traffic patterns, and sunlight-deprived mornings, you’ll have a hard time throwing a rock without hitting someone who is complaining about the time change.

Ending the Negativity - Grumpy Dog

It may seem like a small thing, but when you start your day complaining, you’re sending yourself into a tailspin of negativity. Without even realizing it, we can find ourselves in the cycle of complaining one-upmanship. My loss of sleep definitely beats your night of tossing and turning. Spoiler alert: this competition never ends well.

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Finding Perspective with the Catastrophe Scale

I was talking with a coaching client recently, and he was trying to decide between multiple job offers. He had three solid options to choose from, and the decision had him extremely stressed out.

House on Fire - Catastrophe Scale

All the offers were great, but he was letting the pain (picking between awesome jobs) affect him as if it was an actual catastrophe. Why do we let normal life events and decisions overwhelm us when what we really need is a little perspective?

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Business As Usual: Overcome Routine Setbacks

I start every coaching call the same way: by talking about good news and updates on my client’s business. They often respond with, “It’s just been one of those days, Dew!” Whenever anyone says this, I know that they’re likely making a bigger deal out of something that is, in reality, very small.

Spilled Milk? Business as usual!

Did you really have a bad day? Or did you have one minor setback and let it ruin your whole day?

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Be a VICTOR with Victorious Goal Setting

Those who really know me (family, friends, and clients) know this fact to be deeply true: I take goal setting to a “contact sport” level. I’ll admit that I can be a bit extreme about it because I truly believe in the power of victorious goal setting.

Victorious Goal Setting - Red Boxing Gloves

The way I see it, you can achieve any kind of greatness in this life. And it all starts with deciding how you want to set yourself up for success. Whether your goal is business-related (like increasing your income) or more personal (maybe losing 20 pounds), it all starts with a plan. After all, just like Antoine de Saint Exupéry said: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

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How to Create Your Personal Vision

Most salespeople know the importance of creating a personal vision for the future. But far too many people focus on what they will have when their vision is realized. They think that having and doing what they want will, in turn, make them the person they want to be.

Create Your Personal Vision

But a better strategy is to do it all in reverse! Work on yourself first, and the rest will naturally follow.

Zig Ziglar said it best:

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