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Extra Points: Too Hot to Handle?

This week’s focus point…Too Hot to Handle?Dan Weedin Unleashed-40

As you are reading this today, I am playing golf with my high school pals on our annual sojourn to play a whole lot of golf over a 3-day period. It’s our 20th straight year and to celebrate, we went to Palm Springs. This year, we missed the “perfect” weather we had hoped for. Two weeks ago it was in the mid-80s. This weekend it will be about 107 degrees. We will see how a bunch of 50 year-old battle the heat and the golf courses!How many times does something similar happen to you in your business or career? You’ve made plans; you’ve strategized; you’ve got all the pieces in place to move forward…and then something out of your control occurs. For us, we may need to shift plans based on the weather and how much we can actually play in it. If we do, we will make the best of it and find fun elsewhere. Too many business leaders and professionals resort to a bunker mentality when facing change, uncertainty, and sometimes that perfect storm. Sometimes, they will actually turn up the heat in their minds higher than it needs to go!

Understand this – it’s usually not as dark (or hot) as it seems. Being nimble and resilient is part of life. The calmer you are, the more flexible you can be, and the more creative you can become when things happen; the more likely you are to thrive out of adversity. It’s all about staying “cool…”

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This week’s quote –

 The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.”

~ Frederick William Faber
No Weedin Unleashed broadcast this week due to my vacation. We will return on  June 8th at 12 pm Pacific. See you then!
  1. June 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Long and straight! 🙂

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