“The Sales Moment; Issue #124″
Mood and attitude are synonymous and under my control. I know what you are thinking. Pierce, you do not understand my circumstances and whom I am dealing with. I did not say it was easy but anyone can do it.
I made several key mistakes that led to me walking around like an ill-tempered bear last week. The following are few things I do to prevent a ‘Bad Mood”.
- Remember trouble will come. None of us are exempt from things going wrong. The more we understand this, the less surprised and more prepared we will be.
- Quiet time. Sometimes I wake up with a long list of things I need to accomplish and want to get started as soon as possible. For me this is a mistake. I need to start my day with a quiet time of reading, praying and thanksgiving. Counting my blessings sets the proper tone for my day.
- Get plenty of rest. I am not one of those people who can run on four or five hours sleep. I require seven to eight hours of sleep to function and maintain a proper attitude.
- Exercise. Missing this one is a mistake. Not only is regular exercise good for my health but is gives me energy and significantly improves my mental attitude.
- Read and listen to positive material. Books and podcasts inspire me with new ideas and affect my mood in a positive way. I need to do this on a daily basis.
- Clarify and prioritize. It is important for me to list and prioritize tasks that need to be accomplished. I love checking things off as I complete them.
Last week I broke every one of these rules in some form or fashion. Here’s the good news. I can start over today. I did and you can too!
“The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” ~ Victor E. Frankl – Author of “Man’s Search for Meaning” chronicling his experiences as a concentration camp inmate.
Have a great week!