Overall, I'd say I am an annoyingly positive person. I love a moan with friends, but I'd much rather tell people about all the great things happening in my life and Yellowstone Art Boutique than list the bad things. You won't hear me moan to customers about having to do the book-keeping, or that my self assessment kept me up all night. But I will talk their ear off about our amazing workshops, or the new jewellery that just arrived, because let's be honest, no one wants to hang out with a moaner. I'd totally class myself as an optimist.
The even better news is, that when I explained this to Stevie, he calmly asked if he could take a look with me. If he'd asked me 3 hours earlier, I'd have probably bitten his head off. But we sat down, and 30 minutes later, we'd fixed it. £365 saved, one relationship still in tact, and one very happy shop owner.
I guess what I'm trying to say, in a round about way, is that if I'd have been more rational and a little more positive about the whole situation, then maybe I'd have resolved it weeks ago? Being positive is different to being unrealistic. I can be cynical and defeated with the best of them, but deep down I really believe that with the right thoughts, research, support and hard work, anything is possible. Even on a rainy, dark Monday evening when you've had salad for tea.
So next time you feel like crying over something at work that's making you tear your hair out, step outside the box and shrug your shoulders. Ask for help with a smile and who knows what might get done.
Do you ever get stressed about the tiny details but feel too proud to ask for help? I'd love to hear I'm not the only one!