In Shitty Situations You Have a Choice. . .

Life isn’t always unicorns pooping rainbows (rarely, if we’re being honest) and THAT’S OKAY!

Because in the moments and situations that truly suck there’s a hidden opportunity.

No, I’m not going to tell you it’s an opportunity for gratitude because you don’t have to be grateful for the horrible bits of life. And sometimes the only thing you can be grateful for is the fact that you survived.

And I’m not going to tell you to look for the silver lining because let’s face it sometimes it takes YEARS before you can find one. #hindsight

It IS an opportunity to make a decision. . .what kind of person do you want to be in this incredibly shitty situation?

Do you want to be the kind of person who seeks revenge or walks away (middle finger firmly in the air)?
Do you want to be the kind of person who keep all the feelings bottled up inside (mask firmly in place) or one who allows yourself to feel it all, be vulnerable and know that’s not a sign of weakness or falling apart-ness?
Do you want to be the kind of person who asks for help or figures it out on your own?
Do you want to be the kind of person who choose to numb out with your favourite addiction or who faces the situation with a steely eye, determination, open heart & optimism?

When it comes to your business, you also get to decide how you show up.

Do you want to be the kind of business who puts people first or profit first?
Do you want to be the kind of business that seeks to serve & sees clients as family or sees clients as faceless, nameless prospects & numbers?
Do you want to be the kind of business who does what you say you’re going to do or hopes no one notices when you don’t follow through?
Do you want to be the kind of entrepreneur that believes business is personal or business is just business?
Do you want to scale as much as possible or do you want to keep things intimate?

The best part?

There are no wrong answers.

Only what feels right or wrong FOR YOU.

Every time something happens (a horrible sucky thing or a wonderful rainbow-filled thing) it’s an opportunity to choose who you want to be and who you don’t want to be. Sometimes knowing who you’re NOT is just as powerful as knowing who you are.

If you don’t like what you’ve chosen in the past - you can choose again. Because one thing is for sure - life will keep giving you opportunities to choose.

Show up with intention.
Make choices that allow you to sleep at night.

And remember that in every situation (good, bad or fugly) you have an opportunity to choose what kind of person you want to be.