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Feeling down? How do you show up each day?

Feeling DownYour state of mind and your mood reflect to each person that you meet, and come in touch with, what you are about and who you are. This is not just in networking settings, it is everyone you meet, anywhere, and your family. It is how you are received when you present a workshop; it is how you are felt when you speak to an audience; it is how you are felt when you give someone a hug. How do you show up each day?

You might be saying, “But Mitch, you don’t understand…”

You are correct. Mitch does not understand your excuses. Want to know why?

Check out this YouTube link: Nick Vujicic

Does this have you thinking a bit differently about your personal troubles, your personal situation, your personal obstacles that you need to overcome? Do these now seem a bit insignificant?

Why do we get stuck? It is partially how we live our lives through habitual behaviors.

We get comfortable with our sameness. The regular routine is familiar to us. We do not want to live in discomfort. We oppose being challenged. When we are challenged after all, we may face failure. No one wants to fail.

Unless. Unless we understand that to fail is how we actually continue on a road toward success. Consider for a moment Thomas Edison. It is a well known fact Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879. It took him ten thousand times to discover how to create a light bulb which actually worked. He failed nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine times! When Edison was asked how he handled failing so many times, he responded, “I do not think I failed at anything, I learned nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine ways how not to make a light bulb.”

Here are a few items for you to consider. Watch the video link again. Consider the statement from Thomas Edison. Then ask yourself, “How am I showing up today?”

Whatever it takes, utilizing positive affirmations, thinking of Nick Vujicic or considering people like Thomas Edison, no one has achieved their goal and their success without failing first, and sometimes multiple times. If you feel you need more to get you out of your personal slump, work with a coach to bring you into your most effective and positive state of performance.

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

Comments

  1. Get out of your routine to get out of your slump. Mitch is right… who you are being determines who wants to be around you. I’m vacationing at a lake house right now, and whether you’re in a boat, on a float, a kayak or a jet ski, EVERYONE waves to each other. What if we could all be like that on land…

  2. In our neighborhood every waves. And on the lake they do, too. Connection and attitude are so key…..as the video you shared points out.

  3. Showing up is 80% of life … you had better make sure the way you do show up is a reflection on the reputation you want to be known for and the brand you want to build!

  4. Mitch thank you for sharing that very inspirational video! I watched the whole thing and was mesmerized. You’re right it’s not such a bad day after all. I completely agree with the value of having a personal coach. I cannot believe how much mine has helped me since I just started working with him in the last couple of months. I think that the coach does help us to believe in ourselves and of course provides accountability.

  5. So true that how we show up is everything – imagine if Thomas Edison quit at the third try? or Dyson – it took 500 attempts to make the bagless vacuum – there is a lot to learn from this wisdom.

  6. I love Nick Vujicic’s message. How you choose to show up in the world has an enormous impact on your success and overall happiness in life. Many of us erroneously give too much power to our circumstances, setbacks, and perceived failures.

  7. He is so inspirational – thanks for sharing!

  8. Very inspirational. It does put your own “troubles” in perspective.