Sometimes life can feels a little like those adorable fluffballs, one setback after another, one ‘No’ after another. It’s important to remember when you’re knocked down that it’s not the end, that you will get up and that things will continue to move forward. For example, if the only thing you know about me and Bramble Berry is our current website, this cheery looking blog and the lovely photos of a healthy and happy family, you’d be missing 90% of the story. Over the years, there have been plenty of doors closed and mishaps (like when our entire warehouse flooded with groundwater and sewer and insurance wouldn’t pay for the damage or when our office roof literally peeled off in hurricane-force winds or when I was embezzled from or watching me go through a painful and contentious divorce or when … … the list goes on and on). When those things happen, my mantra is always “Thank goodness I have a successful thriving business to even have these problems! After all, if I didn’t have a warehouse, there wouldn’t be a roof to be torn off!” Sure, it’s hokey but it puts it all into perspective for me.
Bramble Berry’s Business Coach suggests celebrating successes for one day and never wallowing with setbacks more than one day either. I’ve embraced this philosophy and it’s served my company and my life well. So, my friends, make like a little fluffball duck and just keep on keepin’ on; get up, every single time, and move forward, even if it’s just a little bit at a time. When you look back over a lifetime, you’ll be amazed at how far you’ve flown.