Attended a presentation by Pete Machalek co-founder of SagePresence today (5–5-2011).
The key message was “How to Bring Our Your Best When You Need it the Most.” The presentation was all about how to bring out your best when you are in the spotlight, that next make-or-break opportunity.
Mr. Machalek reminded me of one thing I try to do at every opportunity. Find appreciation. I have realized that every situation, good or bad, happens for a reason. Try to figure out what that is and appreciate it for the life lessons you are learning. While in that situation, transform that anxiety into enthusiasm and excitement. Sounds hard? Yes, but I remind myself that I have skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to help them, or anyone out. What is important is staying poised, calm, professional, focused and confident.