A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of training at, and hosting, the Not Just Travel conference.
The room was buzzing!
A combination of coming out of the pandemic (which had decimated much of their business) and the boom in new bookings created a heady atmosphere.
But, there was an elephant in the room.
Just as confidence in travel is increasing once again, the rug is pulled. The headlines proclaimed ‘124 flights cancelled’.
You could dwell on that. Or… Flip It.
Flip It thinking states…
The vast majority (98%) of flights flew.
I know that would be a pants news story.
Forget the news. Is that you? Do you focus on what’s wrong too?
I received the participant feedback from another event this week. It was glowing… In the main.
But three people just didn’t want to be Heppell’d.
And one, in particular, thought the organisers should know.
What would you focus on?
The dozens of positive comments sharing how brilliant they think you are, that they could have watched you all day and how your work is life-changing?
Or the one comment saying, ‘The speaker was dreadful, I hated him’?
Yep, me too!
And I’m the one who wrote the book on how not to fall into this trap*.
The good news is, I do walk the talk and after my thirty-second pity party, I applied a couple of Flip It tools and got over it.
What do you do to avoid focusing on the negative and to get yourself out of a funk? Let me know in the comments.
I’ll send a copy of my Sunday Times Number 1 Best Selling Book Flip It (and some readers still give it 1 star 😂) to our favourite.
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