“I’m not in the mood.” It’s a line we are probably all pretty familiar with. We use it on our kids, significant others, coworkers, friends, family members, and the occasional overly cheeky cashier at the gas station (not one of my prouder moments…but I wasn’t in the mood). It’s in the forefront of my mind today because this is what I told my daughter during a particularly rough bedtime routine. My normally easygoing, sleep loving (I know I’m lucky) child got out of bed probably a total of 5,000 times in the span of 20 minutes, and she was angry with me each and every time. I had been battling a stomach bug all day so my patience was wearing thin. It was a rough night.
So, what is the point of my ramblings about moods and bedtimes and cranky children and stomach bugs? I typically try very hard in every aspect of my life to keep a good attitude. To remember that all of life’s little inconveniences and discomforts are temporary and there isn’t a need to get bent out of shape. Last night, was not one of those nights. I let myself become overwhelmed and exhausted and to feel bad for myself and my circumstances. It happens. We move past it, and look forward to when our mood shifts more positively. It’s all about perspective, people.
Have a Happy Saturday!
PS – if you ever hear me say “I’m not in the mood,” you better watch out.
Stuff we wrote this past past week:
On Monday, whether you like her or hate her or are completely indifferent, Oprah gave a pretty powerful speech at the Golden Globes. You can agree or disagree with the topic, but there are some important words in there that can benefit everyone. Bottom line: it was a good speech.
On Tuesday, you’ve all heard of the buying funnel, but what if we flipped that around and gave it a more profound meaning? What if instead of just trying to sell to a customer, you tried to build a relationship with the customer? We like to call it, The Fellowship Funnel.
On Wednesday, when February 26th rolls around, don’t say we didn’t let you know that Austin is the place to be for the next awesome Wizard of Ads Adtalks event.
On Thursday, if you can’t figure out why you can’t seem to grow your company based on your values, maybe you should think about if you are actually hiring based on your values.
On Friday, Practically Social. Enough said.
Stuff we liked this week:
First, 28-year old Holly Butcher passed away last week. It was not unexpected so she left behind some of her thoughts about facing her own mortality. Warning: it’s gutting.
Second, is the life of your phone battery stressing you out? Here’s a helpful tip: turn the dang percentage monitor off. If you aren’t constantly staring it, you won’t be able to fret over how long you have until you become disconnected from society.
Third, bad news for those of you who get a kick out of drawing funny pictures instead of signing your name after swiping your credit card: most major credit card companies are doing away with signatures. I know a few people who will be extremely disappointed their artwork will no longer be on display.
Fourth, great news! You can watch one Marvel movie per week and still see them all before Avengers: Infinity War comes out. Thank us later. (And thank you to Jennifer Highbarger for sharing).
Fifth, at least this crazy weather is good for making some entertaining Youtube videos.
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Well, so that’s a start to our weekend and yours as well. During the week, we’re primarily going to write about the five major levels of The First Order of Business that is covered in our new book, Brand Your Own Business, and we’ll share our best tips on management, marketing, and motivation.
In addition, we take requests. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s a topic you’d like us to tackle.
Thanks for your time! Enjoy your weekend!