By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help you cope with adverse circumstances. Reading time: 3:26.
You lost a big account. You were passed over for that big promotion. And now you feel like you’re being pushed down the proverbial Blame-and-Shame River, drowning in your sorrows and kicking in your despair.
Stop! Dam it. And leave it to the beaver in you.
Build a dam over those chaotic circumstances in your life, just like a beaver does naturally and systematically.
Take control like a beaver. Push back against that river. Prop yourself up against that stream. And create a new, more viable environment where grasses and water plants now flourish and where the brush and willows along the shore now attract deer.
That’s what leaders do: they create more viable working environments. Especially when the circumstances they find are lousy. Then these beavers leaders create their own circumstances as playwright George Bernard Shaw once observed:
“People are always blaming
their circumstances for what they are.
I don’t believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world
are the people who get up and look
for the circumstances they want and
if they can’t find them, make them.” Continue reading “LEAVE IT To the BEAVER in You”