Don’t Be Derailed – Take A Different Train

Today I stand before you as an achiever… someone who at the end of the day needs (and I do mean needs) to see forward progress, I do after all get an odd sense of satisfaction crossing things off my ‘to do’ list (at times I even say TA DONE instead of TA DA).

Last night I wrote down my list for today of what I want to accomplish, got up this morning refreshed & ready to conquer the world!

Now I’m sitting here with technical issues that are blocking my way. Time tick, tick, ticking away – as I accomplish NOTHING *sigh*

In years gone by I would have had an emotional melt down or at least say some really bad words about the situation.

Today, I want to share with you the idea of always having a back-up plan on what you will do:

  • On a particular sales call
  • Any day
  • For your month
  • Quarter
  • Year
  • Career

“The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.” ~ James Yorke

Instead of freaking out, I quickly rescheduled a conference call that I didn’t need any computer systems for. Figured out who I could cold call – as I had the numbers and names, plus didn’t need any research; then made those calls. Plus, took an early lunch to run some errands. Presto – here we are and the system issue is fixed (mostly) and I can get back to plan A.

Bad things will happen to your plan, be ready to pick up your own pieces and move on.


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