Those Days

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We all have those days. The days when everybody seems grumpy. You feel mentally off-center. The days that you just can’t get started correctly. When you have those days, and like I said, we’ll do, your outlook and output depend more on one person than anything else. You.

Having a bad day is one thing, forcing it on everyone around you is quite another. So, what do you do on days like this? Good question and the fact that you could ask a question like that means there is good hope for you to turn this around.

On days like this, you feel everyone else is picking on you. This is the time to give everyone else a break. Smile and thank those you think are on your case. Act like they are just people trying to help you hone your professional standards. Be kind to them and smile a lot. Smiling actually makes everybody wonder what you’re doing.

A couple things that happen when you start doing good for others. It helps to make you feel better, and I believe some endorphins get released to help with this. The other thing which happens, and this is even better, is that slowly the others will change and start to feel better because you’re saying good things to them and about them. You can actually turn your rough day into a better day for everyone, including yourself. Just keep smiling. Tell others good things, and let them wonder what you’re mischievous mind is working on.

Before you know it, the day is over, and we are on to tomorrow. Tomorrow somebody else can take the burden of being out of sorts. You should just get a good night’s rest and look forward to a better workday in the morning.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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