I feel exactly like John regarding negativity. If you are going to complain, complain to someone who can do something about it!
This has been a big topic of conversation on many chat boards, and one of my clients told me she was surprised at all of the negativity she's seeing out there.
I posted a message about negativity to my clients this morning, and I thought I'd expand on it a bit and share it with all of you:
In any business, there are things you can control, and things you can't control.
Successful business owners (and by successful, I mean balanced and efficient) recognize the difference between the two and act accordingly.
When you're dealing with something you can control, do what you can to fix the situation.
When you're dealing with something you can't control, figure out how to minimize the problem and move on. In some cases, you may even be able to turn that negative into a positive.
Whatever you do, though, don't do anything to make it worse!
When situations like the Carryover list thing happens, you have two choices:
2. Figure out how to roll with it and get back to work
If that sounds harsh, I apologize, but those really are your choices.
Should you expect a certain level of professionalism and service from the people and companies you deal with? Absolutely.
And when those people and companies don't meet those expectations, you have every right to complain… but complain to someone who can actually do something about it! That's productive. And after you're done doing that, if you're not going to quit, it's time to get back to work.
Letting yourself get sucked into negativity is not and should not be one of your choices. It doesn't do anything to change the situation. In fact, you just end up compounding the problem because all of that time and energy you're wasting on negativity is just taking more away from your business. That's DEFINITELY making things worse!
Just keep calm and carry on. Remember, NOTHING can stop you if you're committed to being unstoppable