One of the joys of being a WordQueen is that you have license to make up words, which is why I know that combobulated is the perfect word to describe the start to my recent day. I got up early—not a small achievement for a hard-core night owl. I got to my meeting in time to claim a prime spot in a busy coffee shop. I even managed to divest myself of almost all the dog hair donated by my Golden retrievers (one of whom, recently described by her vet as looking “like a coffee table,” has a lot to donate).
And then I got discombobulated.
Trouble getting online. Finding my back-up stash of business cards empty. Discovering I’d left an important file in the office. Taking a brief brain vacation while talking to a prospect.
I find when a day falls apart on me, I tend to react in one of two ways: (1) Curl into a fetal position and ingest mass quantities of chocolate, or (2) take a deep breath, do something that will re-charge and re-focus me, and ingest mass quantities of chocolate.
I’m so fortunate that I have a lot of people in my life I can turn to for help with Option 2. In fact, one of the reasons I don’t stay down from discombobulated days is that I have a stupendous support system I can rely on. Whether I need a “Poor baby!”, a whap upside the head, or some of that chocolate (dark, naturally), I know someone who can provide it. These people are at least as integral to my business success as my laptop or my contact list.
So, if you’re having a discombobulated day, who and what do you turn to to get back on track? If your support system is temporarily down, give me a call: We’ll go get chocolate.
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