Timing is everything. This statement holds true for relationships, business, driving, parenting and pretty much any life situation. Understanding that small component of life can make a huge difference in your reaction and your perception.
In the last few years, I have seen millionaires become thousandaires, hardworking people get laid-off, educated professionals get demoted and successful business owners close their doors. (Present company included) When this happens morale can go down, pride can build up and you can begin to feel like a failure. The best thing that you could ever do for yourself in these situations is to separate yourself from the problem and remind yourself that you are the solution. What you do next is what is important.
As I always say, don’t try to impress anyone with titles and material things. When you do that you devalue yourself. The words “Presidential Lifestyle” may suggest to some that it is the outside things that matter. However, it is quite the opposite. The Presidential Lifestyle is more about the inside. You have to know that the outside things don’t begin to add up to who you are on the inside. Presidential is humility, presidential is moxy, Presidential is flexibility, sacrifice, discretion and discernment. Presidential is real.
Be a real person, solving real problems. Find a way to feel comfortable encouraging others with your stories of success and disappointment. Talk about your foreclosure, closed business, automobile down grade, job loss or whatever difficulty you have experienced. You are not alone and it is nothing compared to what you are going to do next. Let go of the past. It will make your load lighter and you will be able to travel faster to your next big accomplishment.
You are more than that business you decided to close. Don’t let the business crumble around you. Make a conscious decision to close. Don’t let the marriage fail, make a conscious decision to end it while you all are still sane and respect each other. Don’t go down with the ship. Save yourself by admitting it’s over and it’s time to do something else. Take this experience and information into the next stage in your life. The lesson you have learned will help you be more successful.
Did you know there was a Model A, B, C, D, E, F… way before Ford perfected the Model T. Ford learned what not to do as well as what to do while he was creating his product. Same goes for Thomas Edison and Hershey. I challenge you to research how many formulas and recipes Hershey went through before he created the Hershey’s chocolate bar we are familiar with today. Email me or leave your comment here. Stay encouraged and share this post with someone you know who may benefit from it.
You did your best and that’s all that matters.
Figuring out what to do next…Now That’s Presidential!