when life hands you lemons…

Yesterday, I had a few of life’s “lemons” handed to me all at once. Not fun.

Today, I am sharing the way I chose to react to the situation so that it didn’t ruin my day, and also made me more capable of handling larger issues in the future.

Also, for those who want to see one of the rugs I mentioned in the video… here’s an image of the rug that I ordered online.


Beautiful, right?

Well, here is what it looked like in real life.


Back to the drawing board. We are looking at new options – in person this time – later today.

Fingers crossed we find the perfect one!

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  1. Victoria Bordelon

    What a wonderful message with great timing. I’ve having an issue in my business that just won’t resolve and I just really felt like this morning might be the straw that breaks me. Thanks for the reminder that I have the choice in how I let this effect the rest of my day!

    1. Jess Lively

      That is great to hear! I hope you are able to bring a little humor and let this not get you down. It can simply be building up your business muscles to handle bigger issues in the future in a better way. : )

  2. Good point, Jess! I need to keep this in mind. I had a tough situation at work today and I let it ruin my day-not the best strategy. I could put in a little more effort next time to laugh it off, as ultimately it doesn’t matter in the long run.

    1. Jess Lively

      Exactly! It might not be easy to do at first, but it helped me to see Sarah Richardson – whom I admire – be able to do it for her own career.

      You might also like these quotes on the subject too, for the next time you find yourself in a similar situation http://www.entheos.com/quotes/by_topic/problems.

      Have a great weekend!

        1. Jess Lively

          That is a great quote. I heard somewhere that only about 8% of what we worry about ACTUALLY happens. The rest is either past, future, doesn’t exist, or never happens. (Don’t quote me on the %, but I believe that was what it was.)

  3. Jess Lively

    Thank you for the recommendation! I love it, but I don’t think it’s quite my client’s style. I will keep it in mind for myself for future rooms, though!

    Thank you.

  4. Meenakshi S Nair

    Great post, Jess! Sorry about your rug though. I used to be the kind of person who would get all snarly and bummed out/wound up when things went wrong. But my mom told me that it’s a lot easier in life to just be nice and polite and see where it takes you. Instead of approaching things negatively, see how best you can remedy the situation and move on. And the way you choose to react to situations like these has impact on those around you- family, co-workers, clients, anyone! Great that you chose to focus and move forward. And I’m sure you’ll find nicer rugs!!

    1. Jess Lively

      Your momma is a wise woman.

      And thanks about the rugs, hun! Yes, we found better ones thankfully! I’ll be sure to share about it soon!

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