Entrepreneur, Speaker, bestselling author, and founder of The Guinea Group of Companies. For over 15 years, Anton has helped leaders move their teams to become psychologically safe, physically safe and overall better versions of themselves.
One of my amazing clients is good enough to allow me to come into their business on a monthly basis and work with their sales and leadership staff on setting, and achieving, their monthly goals and targets!
This month, we talked about dealing with setbacks, challenges and disappointments, and here is the material that I shared with the client (and a massive thanks to them, too):
Identify the next opportunity
Missing a sale or an opportunity (or a leadership opportunity), can be upsetting, but at the end of the day, there is always the next sale, the next team member, and the next opportunity to add value. And, it is all about adding value at every possible chance.
Opportunities are like buses, there is another one coming.
2. Put it in perspective
As tough as today may feel, most of the time, you won’t remember today in a year’s time. Put it in perspective by understanding that there are so many important things for you to focus on, rather than what has happened today.
Don’t sweat the small stuff, and most of it is small stuff!
3. Be grateful
When you are experiencing negative emotions, that is a perfect time to remember the power of gratitude. Be thankful for what you have, and what you get to do and experience on a daily basis. We all have so much to be grateful for.
Even during these times, thanking yourself or someone else, will help you to feel better!
4. Write down what you have learnt from the experience
This is a great tool, as your subconscious will keep you thinking about a situation until you are able to get the learnings from it. When you can learn from something, you can park it, and move on.
Every day is a school day!
5. Give yourself a limited time to feel bad
If you miss an opportunity, it is ok to process it, and spend time feeling down, just don’t let the feeling stay around for too long. Put a time limit on it, then move on, and move forward.
This would be one of the best techniques I have found to manage negative emotions!