Do you go around complaining about everything or do you make the most of it and move on?
There are a lot of people out there that would bore us with their complaints. Bore us with their innuendos about how much it affected them personally. How it created a day where they just could not get anything done…
Here is what I have to say about that!
Let’s take yesterday for example. I was up early like I normally am. I checked my email to see if I had any questions or issues happening with my teams. I was responding to the first email I had come to with a question regarding Empower Network, and as soon as I hit the send button…
What do you think happened?
Yep, your right about that, my Internet connection disappeared. So what did I do? I didn’t know if the email with my response to the question regarding Empower Network had gotten sent or not. I had more emails that I had seen that needed attention as well, but without an Internet connection I could not respond to those questions.
Do you think I went out and spent a lot of time complaining about something that was out of the control of anyone that would hear me? Heck no!
I did what any good leader would do?
I checked my cell phone because I have one of those awesome smart phones and what does an awesome cell phone have? Yep, they have the Internet. Whohoo!
I have had this phone for a long time and all that I had ever done with it was check emails…
Well it is “time to learn some new skills” is what I said. No complaints…I had emails, I had Skype, I had Internet, all I had to do was take the time necessary to learn a few new tricks. After all, we are on the Internet to become leaders so we can help others right?
Well, if that is true then you need to constantly be willing to learn something new every day. And then don’t forget to share what you have learned with others.
Let me get back to what I found when I finally got to my email inbox on my phone. I browsed through my emails and I found that there were several questions regarding one of the new business opportunities I am currently involved with called Empower Network.
OH NO, not another lemon? Why is that a lemon you might say? Well it is a lemon because remember my Internet connection is down, so I cannot go to the website to see if I can resolve their issues. Guess what?
Yep another light bulb moment! I can go online from my awesome smartphone. I head on over to my phone and I tap the web app and in just a few seconds I have succeeded to get online. Ok, now how do I get to my Empower Network website from my phone. Sounds pretty simple, just Google it…
Alright, I finally see the Empower Network URL in my browser on my awesome smartphone and BOOM, I get a message saying “We are experiencing a brief server maintenance issue. We will be back shortly. Thank you for your patience!”
So what do I do?
Do I go out and spend a lot of time complaining about something that was out of the control of anyone that would hear me? Heck no!
Again, I did what any good leader would do. I made every effort I could to inform everyone, not just the people on my team, but anyone that may be having the same issue, of the problem with the Empower Network maintenance issue.
That is what a good leader would do, not waste precious time complaining…you know what I am going to say, right?
Do you want to hear the best part? Hahaha Hohoho Hehehe!
The Empower Network site is still down the next day, even as I am writing this post…
I love life!
Don’t ever waste your time complaining about things that nobody has control over. Find something positive that you can use to help others out of what you would normally consider to be a negative thing…
Yep, I lost my Internet connection for a whole day and when I got my Internet connection back, the Empower Network website was down… So what?
I learned how to respond to emails, post on Facebook, communicate through Skype, tweet on Twitter, all from my awesome smartphone that I had only used before to check emails.
When life hands you lemons, do you complain because of not being able to get online from your computer or login to your website…
Or do you take the opportunity to learn new skills that you will be able to use forever?
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