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Are You Ready For Anything?

wasp-on-flowerIt was a gorgeous summer day. Clear blue skies with hardly a cloud. A slight breeze and little humidity. My windows were rolled down, the air conditioning was off, the sound system was off, the cell phone was off and driving along the highway at 55 MPH… it was a gorgeous summer day. The quiet, the smells of summer with a light breeze coming in the car windows. All was good. Really good.

This is how we met. Mother Nature must have wanted us to meet at this time, in this place, in this way. She must have flown in the window. Clearly unannounced and unnoticed.

A pain in my back. WOW! This hurt! It must be a bee, a hornet, a wasp about three quarters of the way up my back right on the spine. Now we are together driving along on the highway at 55 MPH. The stinging hurts – A LOT! To myself – “Okay, have to think as you are not stopping and there is no where to pull over”.

By moving too much, whatever it is might come up to my head, my neck or my face or drop down into the back of my pants.

My only thought is how to stop the stinging! Okay – the solution is to drive, to push my back, as hard as possible, into the seat back, essentially right into the thing. To myself – “If there is something causing you pain – address it – go right after it”. The intention was to trap her and potentially smash her enough to get the stinging to stop.

Finally off of the highway and in the parking lot. Jumping out of the car and looking back at my seat. There she was – still alive! A nice sized wasp.

My initial thought was to swat her out of the car and crush her with my shoe! She bit me and it was really hurting my back!

My workout towel was in the back seat so sliding her out of the car was easy enough to do. She would fend for herself now. It was how we met. Goodbye.

The mirror in the office restroom showed the exact bite spot where now a half golf ball size welt was becoming larger and surrounded by redness. The back of the shirt where the bite took place actually had a hole in it! Was this a wasp or a vampire?

hole-in-shirt

Later in the day there was another appointment to drive to.

It was a gorgeous summer day. Clear blue skies with hardly a cloud. A slight breeze and little humidity. My windows were rolled down, the air conditioning was off, the sound system was off, the cell phone was off and driving along the highway at 55 MPH…it was a gorgeous summer day. The quiet, the smells of summer with a light breeze coming in the car windows. All was good. Really good.

Bottom Line: You can let an incident ruin a second, a minute, an hour, a day or a lifetime. You can buy a new shirt. Will you let the incident change you? Your mindset? Your behavior?

Tell me how you handle incidents that happen to you in your life from the small ones to the big ones?

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

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Let The Celebration Begin!

party-balloonsDo we all celebrate often enough?

There are family milestones, birthdays, graduations, and more. There are friends who are visiting from out of town. There are events which take place at work. Do we take the time and effort to celebrate each of these or not?

It my purpose in discussing this topic to say celebrating goes a long way to make everyone involved feel better about life, to enjoy the moment. The participation in a celebration brings family members closer together, creates bonds for greater team building at work, binds friends through a tighter relationship. There should be not one single thread of guilt around celebrating!

One has to almost live in a cave not to be impacted in one form or another multiple times a day with negative news. News feeds come across your handheld device, when traveling it is right there on the TV monitor at the restaurant or on the airline seat in front of you on the nine inch monitor. The exposure to a constant negative news story becomes an addiction. Once we hear the initial headline we then must hear more. We want to hear – “The Rest of The Story”!

There are numerous people who are close to me – they have declared themselves free of the news media and news in general. They often ask me, “why don’t you do the same, cut the cord! Who needs that crap?”

My response is always the same, “For the work that I do, I must, as in, I must remain aware of what is going on in the business world, the local community, nationally and internationally. It is not even a thought for me to consider not having an awareness of what is going on.”

Their next response always floors me, “It will only drag you down, you don’t need to know all of this stuff as you think you do!”

The point here is not to go find a cave to live in! Instead choose to counteract the negative news by creating celebrations around the positive things which are taking place all around us each and everyday. Intentionally seek out reasons to create celebrations.

It is not about spending a huge amount of money. For example – certain companies are well known for having a huge event which costs a good amount of money. In the NY Metro Area one of these companies is Bloomberg. They have an end of summer extravaganza which is amazing! Everyone is not able to celebrate like they do at Bloomberg (the annual budget for this event would be a nice win on a lottery ticket).

A celebration can be a group singing around a campfire one evening. Consider the event and the people who will be involved and make it more about them than about the amount of money to spend. It is time for me to ask you – what type of celebrations will you consider adding to your list of celebrations to be held this year?

Mitch Tublin is a business consultant, an advanced and certified executive and personal coach and a leadership development expert who resides in Stamford, CT.

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Have You Ever Considered An Advisory Board For Your Business?

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Do you have an advisory board for your business? An entrepreneur or a small business owner should definitely have an advisory board. Let’s review a few reasons why it is so critical to set up and regularly meet with an advisory board. To begin – “It is lonely at the top.” The assumption and often […]

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Change These Three Habits Now!

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Right this second stop what you are doing and write out the three most time wasting unproductive habits or behaviors you have – one, two , three – write these three out. Oh right, you don’t have any! Okay then send this request to the three people who are closest to you – relationship wise as […]

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Top Ten List of Things to Remember as Summer Approaches

David Letterman had his final Top Ten List on his last show 5/21:  In honor of that, here are the Top Ten List of Things to Remember as Summer Approaches (for entrepreneurs and small business owners). NUMBER 10 – All networking does not stop in the Summer! Summer is actually a great time to go out and network. […]

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Unrealistic Expectations

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There are numerous studies which state that 8 out 10 entrepreneurs who start a business fail within the first 18 months. Bloomberg for example makes this case – meaning 80% of these businesses are toast within a year and a half. There are numerous reasons why this happens. When asked, many of these entrepreneurs will […]

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