Making right decisions when things don’t always go my way is a lesson I have been reminded of often in life and in my business endeavors. On Saturday, at the moment that I prepared a local event, “A vision For Your Life and Business, that did not transpire, I was reminded that “how I handle it makes all the difference.”
Upon arrival to the venue for the class, I and the staff hired to help set up for the event , were unable to get in the building. AHHHH! No one was available to let us in! After 30 minutes of contemplating several things.(which was now 30 minutes before the class participants would begin arriving) “Did they get the date wrong, (they are normally prompt and on time when I’ve used them in the past), Is everything okay with the staff assigned to let us in?” Anything could have happened! “What about those that are participating, who have rearranged their day and looking to get unstuck? (some driving a distance to attend), OH MY, I made an administrative decision. I didn’t know if any one was going to be available at all to let us in. No one was returning my call, I CANCELLED my class. I called, emailed and contacted everyone attending . That was a hard pill to swallow. I feel strongly about delivering what I say and I value people’s time.
I could have very easily gotten extremely upset with the person in charge of letting us in the building, the money I had spent on marketing materials with date specific information, just a number of things! At that point, I realized there wasn’t much that I could do about the situation that had already occurred. I actually decided not to even go over extreme details on how they will compensate me for the error until today. I got in my vehicle, went home, grabbed a bag and went to visit a friend for the weekend. We had a great time!
Yes, I was extremely disappointed. I did not want to disappoint anyone. I was looking forward to sharing and building with my followers and others interested in coming to class.
I share this to remind you that life happens , inclusive of things that our beyond our control and how we handle it will make all the difference.
The grace that occurred during that time is one that will bring even more value to the class on the reschedule date. I found out moments after, although the class is for everyone, my class qualified as CE(continued education) credits for licensed cosmetologist. I am even more excited about rescheduling the class. What a blessing in disguise!
Things happen.. beyond our control. It’s a part of life. You just pick up the pieces and keep moving. Hit the restart button and do it again. #Growth.
How you handle it makes all the difference!
From My experience to yours,
Consultant to stars like you and everyday people..walking out this jewel called LIFE!