Entrepreneur Chick is reading a very famous businessman's book over again.
As I read last night, this man was talking about how most people are not really cut out for success in that they can not handle pressure.
If you want to own a business, or you do own a business, one thing that you can count on more than anything else: is pressure.
I'm in a jam right now. That creates pressure.
I'm going to be very candid with you.
I'd love to tell you that when I'm under pressure, why, I just rise to the occasion, never get upset, never get my thong in a wad, never raise my voice, never cuss and say a bunch of things I don't mean-
When I write as Entrepreneur Chick, I ask myself: is that true?
If it is, I write it- if it's not, I don't.
When my jam happened yesterday, my very first reaction was to get angry.
After I got angry, I decided to feel sorry for myself.
"Oh, this sucks. This isn't fair. Why is this happening?"
Anger is a valuable emotion in that it causes me to take action.
Pity is a useless emotion because it causes me to not take action.
I have to literally will myself out of feeling sorry, back to acknowledging my anger, and finally, take some sort of action in order to resolve the situation.
I'm getting much better not ruminating as to why something happened, but rather, what I going to do to solve it.
It's at this juncture I remember something very powerful.
Here's the one secret sentence, I say:
"I am a very creative person, and there are many solutions to a problem!"
I find this sentence gives me the power I feel I've lost, wonderfully back!
I return to the situation with a new attitude, as I am confident a resolve is just around the corner.
Why is a resolve just around the corner?
Because I am a very creative person, and there are many solutions to a problem!
This sentence has never failed me.
Try it and see if it doesn't work for you too.