Have you noticed that just about everything you say or do have a flip side?
Example: ‘He who hesitates is lost.’
Flip Side: ‘Haste makes waste.’
Example: ‘The early bird catches the worm.’
Flip side: ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail.’
I could go on and on but you get the point. And here is today’s point.
Yesterday an email escaped from my system and was sent out to the world. How this happened is still a mystery to me. Back came the emails in return…many inferring that they had enough of Marchev’s words of wisdom for a lifetime and they clicked the button which removes them from my list (Opting Out)
At first, I was upset ‘How did this happen?’ ‘How could this happen?’
This unexplained miscue almost (I said almost) effected my eating habits. The queasiness in my stomach had nothing to do with ‘the cheddar dip’ but just the same it brought the following phrase clearly into my mind:
Ah! Never a truer batch of words have ever been coupled together. Yes. Paying attention to the details and the ‘little’ things does and will continue to make a difference in your business. And mine. But then came the flip side made famous by Richard Carlson,
DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!
* With technology comes the possibility for the old fashion SNAFU.
* When you try new things, you are setting yourself up for the possibility of mistakes.
* Some people will get upset no matter what you do.
* Some people will hit the delete button without thinking things through.
* Some people will decide to OPT OUT.
Bottom Line: Stuff happens. It happens to me. It happens to you. And it happens to everybody else.
Regardless of what happens and what philosophy you endorse at the moment of impact, the one and only answer is to learn what you can and move on.
Mike Marchev has plenty of stories, strategies and tactics to keep you on top of your game.
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