It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday today. Did you know that?
It’s a pretty big deal in our house, but I’m not sure if that’s universal or just my own little weirdness.
I love Dr. Seuss. Love him.
I wrote about him on my personal blog today (with a giveaway!) and as I was doing so, I thought he was a great topic for the HCTS blog as well.
It might sound corny, but I find him to be very inspirational. Perhaps the most obviously inspiring of his stories is Oh! The Places You’ll Go! It’s a book that I love to read to my girls, hoping they will take it to heart, yet I often fail to do so myself.
[Why are children so often smarter than their parents?]
Take this little gem, for example:
And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
True for life, and true for our businesses. Almost daily I hear from frustrated sellers who don’t like eBay’s policies, don’t like the way Amazon communicates, don’t like the system anywhere. We have a choice – wallow in frustration or accept it and move on. Being light on your feet and ready to course-correct is part of our job.
I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.
Absolutely. They happen to all of us. You will have a hard-to-please customer, an unreasonable return, a lost package, a chargeback, negative feedback, and various annoyances. Unfortunately those, too, are part of our job. I wish I had a magic way to fix those problems, or avoid them altogether, but I don’t. No one does.
And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.
Just as mistakes and struggles in our personal life help us grow, difficulties in our businesses are part of the growing process as well. From each bad experience there is a lesson to be learned. Look for the learning and you’ll be better off for it. Don’t wallow! Giving in to frustration never equals success.
You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…for people just waiting.
Don’t go to the Waiting Place! If you learn to take setbacks in stride and keep moving forward, your business will grow. You will be successful.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
If you’re FLYing with us, be sure to get yourself completely dressed (hair fixed, makeup and shoes on!) and check in on the forums. And if you’re shopping today, keep an eye out for Dr. Seuss items. Many are quite valuable! Would you like to know which ones? Log in, or if you’re not yet a member, join today – I’m discussing them in the General forum right now!
Have a productive day!
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!