Not long ago, I wrote a piece about the importance of being flexible when it comes to dealing with your clients. I looked for that piece today so I could link out to it in today’s post. Not only was I not able to find it – I also resorted to the Hail Mary pass of Googling myself and still couldn’t find it.
But that’s okay. It’s been that kind of month. And that’s what this post was going to be all about in the first place.
Sometimes things just don’t go your way. I was thinking about this over my morning coffee today, and I read a quote in a book called Touchstones that resonated with me. I’d like to share it with you.
“We can have an inner sense of joy knowing we are leading meaningful lives, even when we aren’t having a particularly happy day.”
Wow. I was stunned to come across that quote this morning, as it’s been that kind of month – not just that kind of day.
And it’s just life stuff. A slow-paying client. A client who doesn’t seem especially interested in paying. A fraud situation. The standard issue, soul-sucking life stuff that usually comes at you in bunches. A grown-up will say, “Well, that’s life sometimes,” and still have a positive attitude. Still buckle up for the ride, suit up, show up, and do the work that needs to be done.
That’s what I’m trying to do. I’m the adult here. I can be an adult in these situations. Right?
So a week from today it will be time to say, “Happy Holidays from us to all of you.” And when that time comes, I’ll be here saying it, God willing. It will be an okay week, maybe even a great one. One day at a time.