I gave a speech at a private luncheon in a San Jose restaurant yesterday. There were perhaps thirty women there listening to my talk.
The group was a lot of fun with great energy. When you ask them question, they would respond. When you tell a joke, they would laugh. When you say something insightful, they would nod their head. When you tell a good story, they would smile.
They were almost the perfect audience. Except..
There was one person.
She had her head down. Her eyes closed. She body sprawled over the chair. She wasn’t there with us. She was dreaming in the la-la land.
What would you do if you were me at that moment? Should I wake her up? I don’t want to embarrass her. But isn’t she kinda rude? She is… but…
At that split second, I noticed the other 29 women are still smiling, nodding and laughing with me. I can’t possibly let them down. I can’t possibly let one person suck out my energy.
You can never make everyone happy.
And more often than not, you always get one or two those sleepy heads and downers.
You can choose to focus on them. But when you do, you will let your real fans down.
We often forget the ones who appreciate and love us and choose to get upset with the few downers.
Fire the downers and let’s move on.
Focus on the good and let’s have some fun!
Think About This..
Have you been distracted by someone lately?
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