We’ve all heard about it. We’ve probably all seen it in our downline. And I doubt you would be human if you didn’t experience this once or twice (or more) yourself. It’s the dreaded emotional roller coaster. So why does this all seem to affect us more so than a J.O.B.? A great question and one I aim to answer right here.
There is absolutely nothing more confronting on the face of the earth than dealing with the general public. It’s full on!! Those of you in service occupations will know precisely what I mean. Let’s face it, we’re not psychologists are we? How on earth can we manage personalities and all of the different responses and needless to say reactions we receive on a daily basis? Some days it can seem endless too. I once worked in insurance, so I know what it’s like. Dealing with the public is one of the most challenging and difficult things to do. Period. Once you can accept that, it does become easier.
You’ve probably also heard the old saying that “if it were easy, everyone would be doing it”. Well it’s true. What is worthwhile is rarely ever easy. Let’s look at parenthood! Anyone who tells you it’s easy raising kids is LYING! LOL Same goes for running a business – ANY business. The fact is, that it’s not for everyone. Not everyone is cut out for it and mainly this is due to managing emotions. It can make or break you.
I listened to a very quick clip of Ray Higdon interviewing Lisa Grossmann on how to build a huge team and she attributed managing emotions as being the prime and number one reason why people don’t. Listen to me carefully here. This is the one and only thing stopping you from building a huge team. Now I know this to be fact myself. I had a stinking attitude in my 20s and I know now looking back, that is why I didn’t build a huge organization. It was only in my 30s that I did that after I learned how to manage me and my emotions.
You see our business will bring out the best and the worst in us. It will confront every one of our fears, our hates, our insecurities, our tempers. It will! But it can also bring out the empathy, the caring, the sharing, the inspiration, the leader, the fighter in us too. What predominates is your choice. You get to choose. You can allow the grossly overweight guy eating his 6th pack of chips watching another re-run of M.A.S.H. to diahorrea all over you about what HE thinks about your opportunity or you can choose to next him as fast as possible. It’s up to you. Allow this guy to get to you and you are out of the game. Sorry, but that is how it is.
So I encourage you, implore you, inspire you to find ways to manage your emotions. Whatever way you need to do it, just do it. If it requires getting hypnotised – do it. If you need to get therapy – do it. It will be way more than worth it in the long run. Trust me when I tell you that the big guys in your company have learned to no only manage their emotions, but they did it long ago. It’s your turn now.