We have learned over the years of owning our various businesses, that feeling good every day, and especially in business is very important. As a matter of fact, we wake up daily with the mantra, "nothing is more important than we feel good!" We learned this mantra from a very good friend. When we feel good, everything aligns and a myriad of doors open for us. Our senses are heightened and we can distinguish the wheat from the chaff. We are quick at making the right decision.
We are often asked how do we get out of the doldrums, that low, tired, disappointed bank of feelings brought about by some insidious circumstance of other, like the news, the real estate deal that fell through, the friend that disappointed you. We don't allow ourselves to dwell on anything negative more than a minute or two. Even when the two of us are in concert on something unpleasant, one or the other snaps out of it.
We distract ourselves by getting back to the present with a new conversation that makes us feel good. There is always something or someone we appreciate, or we focus on spotting something beautiful or unusual. We call these places smile landmarks! If you have followed our posts, you know that we love having smile landmarks. These are places that when focusing on them bring a smile to your face.
While driving in Santa Barbara, we notice the ocean, the landscaping on the freeway. Yesterday on our way to a meeting, we noticed this adorable smile on a bright yellow car. Some of the roads we drive on are memorable for their magnificent wisteria hedge, and in season we will take a detour to check out the blooms. Our home has cut flowers and or orchids in every room. We have no excuse for a sad and crabby face. When all else fails, Quincy cat is always a source of smiles.
Do you have smile landmarks?