When it comes to running a business, belonging to an organization or living your life, there are ups and downs – things beyond your control that impact you directly.
For your business, the economy can tank, making it harder for you to make sales.
A trusted employee can leave. A marketing strategy that’s worked for years can suddenly stop sending you new business.
Whenever things go bad, you have a choice – to be a thermostat or a thermometer. A thermometer reports current conditions – what’s the temperature right now. That’s all it can do.
A thermostat however, controls the temperature. Too hot? Turn the thermostat down. Too cold? Turn it up.
If the economy tanks, your employees leave, your best customer decides to work with someone new don’t just sit and complain about it. Be a thermostat and make changes. Do more marketing, be more creative, try something new.
“When life hands you lemons make lemonade” isn’t just a cliché. It’s a blueprint for how to run your business. You can’t control everything that happens. You can only control what you think, say and do.
So go out and be a thermostat!
Andrea J. Stenberg
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