Stay positive when things get the most difficult

One of the proudest moments in my business career was when I failed.

Weird, but true.

It was how I approached my challenges and kept pursuing my next opportunity that drove me. I am not ready to give the details of what this entailed, but a never-quit attitude is something embedded in me. I almost gave up, but something inside me kept going. Yes, I am responsible for a family and expenses most people have and that helped drive me to do whatever I needed to make it happen.

By the way, my next opportunity became bigger than the next. No crying was involved along the way (maybe).


But stressful, and I am now encountering a similar situation again, but I believe in myself more than I did before.

Believe in yourself and what you can accomplish. It can be amazing if you let the process unfold. Get ready for the next path because it will be better than before.

Confidence is so important and that is what I feel my experiences will help me in the next path I go down.

It amazes me as a business culture in America how the experience of one person can’t be leveraged more as a mentor with so many entry level employees looking for guidance and a training plan to life that does not exist.

Staying positive and believing in yourself in a tough work environment can be challenging, but it’s essential for your well-being and professional growth. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Maintain self-awareness: Be mindful of how the toxic environment is affecting you emotionally and mentally. Acknowledge your feelings and reactions to the situation.
  2. Focus on your strengths: Remind yourself of your skills, talents, and accomplishments. Recognize that the toxic environment may be affecting your confidence, but your abilities remain intact.
  3. Set boundaries: Establish clear boundaries between your work life and personal life. Avoid bringing the negativity from work into your personal space.
  4. Find support: Seek out colleagues or friends you can trust and talk to about your experiences. Venting can be cathartic, and they may offer valuable advice or a different perspective.
  5. Identify coping mechanisms: Engage in activities that help you de-stress and unwind outside of work. This could include exercise, hobbies, meditation, or spending time with loved ones.
  6. Avoid engaging in office politics: Toxic environments can often breed gossip and drama. Refrain from participating in negative conversations or spreading rumors, as this can perpetuate the toxicity.
  7. Practice positive self-talk: Challenge negative thoughts and replace them with affirmations that promote self-belief and confidence. Remind yourself of your worth and capabilities.
  8. Focus on what you can control: Concentrate on tasks within your control and try not to get overwhelmed by aspects of the workplace that you cannot change.
  9. Explore opportunities for growth: Continue to pursue professional development opportunities or projects that can help you grow in your career, even if the environment seems discouraging.
  10. Consider seeking help: If the toxic environment becomes unbearable and starts taking a toll on your mental health, consider speaking to a mental health professional or seeking advice from an HR representative.

Ultimately, the goal is to maintain a sense of self-worth and positivity despite the negativity around you. Remember that toxic environments can be temporary, and there might be opportunities for improvement or change in the future. Until then, taking care of yourself and believing in your abilities will help you navigate through challenging times.

Remember the person that truly defines you is when things become difficult. When it’s all going well, enjoy the moment, but do not get comfortable. Get ready for the next challenge.

Meditating in the garage again with “black velvet Elvis” We are still here…

Rock on!

In my garage again with black velvet Elvis.

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