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Saturday, 2 May 2015

So! What's Keeping YOU Awake at 2:00AM?

Have you ever awakened suddenly at 2AM in a cold sweat of worry?

You lay there with your mind running all amuck thinking of "what if's". You have been working on overdrive for weeks, even months, and the success of your business is hanging on tender hooks. You have worked soooo hard putting all the systems in place. They HAVE to work! If even one step fails, it could mean the loss of your entire business because of the chain reaction it will cause.

Where is all that worrying getting you? Is it helping you be more productive?

A few years ago I had the opportunity of taking part in a Dale Carnegie course. As we were reading "How to Win Friends and Influence People", we were practicing each week implementing what we were learning, into our public speaking and our businesses. It was here that I learned about key elements of public speaking and how to implement these skills into my business.

It was also in the Dale Carnegie course that we read "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living". This book opened my eyes to all that worrying really is.

Think about it. What is the worst thing that could happen? If you can accept that, then the rest does not seem so bad does it...really? 

"How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" helped me to understand what it was that was keeping me from my real goals in my business. We were introduced to "The Worry Chart".

The Worry Chart

40%    OF ALL THE THINGS WE WORRY ABOUT                             NEVER HAPPEN.

30%    HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED AND WE                                     CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THEM.



8%      REAL WORRIES ½ WE CAN DO LITTLE                                 ABOUT; THE OTHER ½ WE CAN.


Remember what Charlie Brown says? "Worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good."

Starting today, think of all the things that you are thankful for. You might want to start a "My Thankfulness" journal. Each day take time to reflect on all that you are thankful for.

Start today to dwell on the solutions instead of the problems. Remember there are no 'problems', only 'challenges'. Challenges can be overcome.

How does this all relate to LinkedIn?

The next time you are online trying to understand how to make LinkedIn work for you and help bring you some business, remember to be thankful that you now have someone in your life who can help you with that.

Christine Till
The LinkedIn Marketing Mentress

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