We have just opened a new coffee shop, and one of our first customers was my good friend, Tulshi Sen.
Tulshi is an Indian born Canadian with a love of telling stories. He is also famed for his work on bringing the importance and practice of spiritual philosophy to business.
Needless to say our conversations always end up discussing philosophy and business. During our conversation yesterday Tulshi made one comment that I wanted to share. He stated that:
With anger it is easy to make bad decisions. We become impulsive and react quickly. Both logic and intuition become clouded and it becomes easy to do things we later regret.
Take a look at that definition more closely. If you are trying to do something in your business, and something prevents you, it is easy to become angry. Perhaps staff don’t show up to work (your desire for staff is blocked), maybe suppliers raise their prices (your desire to maintain profit margins or not increase your prices is blocked), maybe a customer complains (your desire to be appreciated by your customers is blocked).
With each of the scenarios if you let anger rule a temporary insanity can take over and bad decisions may well result.
Learn to control anger. OK, easier said than done, but it is possible, and it is worth while.
Meditation is one method proven for centuries. Actually it is also a technique that is recommended by many leading business professionals. I once saw a keynote presentation by Michael Hill (owner of the multimillion dollar jewellery chain from New Zealand) who recommended meditation as the number one strategy for achieving success in business.
By observing your situation without the distortion of anger you will be able to see the best action to take to remedy the situation.
Remember… when we become angry we tend to blame other people, or external circumstance for our problems. When we blame we ‘B Lame’. When we are lame we give our power away. Instead reclaim power by taking responsibility for the situation and you will be better ‘able to respond’.
This will not only make your chances of success greater, but allow you to enjoy your journey to success far more.