You just have to get back on the horse.

Last Update: June 15, 2017

So my day started disastrously. I received a call from a client who I had been working with two weeks now and had yesterday got the finance approved for the house he is buying.

He was calling to say that he had been talking directly with the bank and they had approved him on the spot. Two weeks work and I had lost my client.

You could say that his call had put me in a despondent mood. It is amazing when we get bad news how quickly our mind can go into a negative state.

I was questioning myself, did I make a mistake, could I have done something differently, could I....., maybe if....., if I only.......

Before I new it I was in a downward spiral.

That is when I gave myself a mental wake up call. There was nothing I could do about this client, but that did not mean I was beat.

By the time I finished work for the day, I had lined up meetings with another 2 potential clients for Friday and next Monday.

I may have been hurting, but if I quit it was all for nothing. However by moving onto the next prospect, potentially I will still get my reward.

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flyinghigh Premium
That's the way to go, Brendan...positive outlook all the time. All things work together for the good.
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BrendanB1 Premium
Thank you Chester. Have to keep positive, a negative attitude will not get us anywhere.
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Ivine Premium
Hi Brendan, just get back up on the horse and move forward. Irv.
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BrendanB1 Premium
Thanks Irvine, that is the plan.
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RichBrennan Premium Plus
So true, Brendan - thanks for sharing :-)
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BrendanB1 Premium
Thanks Richard. Sometimes you just have to get it off your mind, and what better place to talk about our ups and downs than this wonderful community.
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CLPeterson Premium
((One armed hug. Take it from someone who knows - you always need to get back on a horse but not necessarily the same horse. For some reason that wasn't right deal for you. You may never know why, but I bet something better is coming. I never trusted my filly again so I refused to ride her after she threw me. I ended up with a better beginner horse. And although in my life of riding horses I got thrown many other times, I wasn't as physically injured as the time my filly threw me. This too will pass my friend.
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BrendanB1 Premium
Thank you Cindy, happily accepting your one armed hug. In the past it has taken me days or weeks to get back on track after a day like this.

I am actually pleased that I managed to end the day with two new meetings book over the next couple of days.
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pablocortina Premium
I'm sorry to hear about your day. I've had some of those myself and I'll still having them. Hang in there. Things always work out
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BrendanB1 Premium
Thanks Pablo, this isn't the first time I've had days like this. I am certain it won't be the last.

The difference this time is that I got myself back in the right mental frame and have set up more meetings. I agree if I keep going it will work out.
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