Smash the Negative; Maximize the Positive

I read a book on stress management by Evelyn Brooks a while back.  Evelyn suggests that you get S.M.A.R.T. about managing stress…

  • S Smash the negative.

  • M Maximize the positive.

  • A Act

  • R Relax

  • T Target your next action.

Career setbacks and failures are very stressful  But they will happen — trust me.  Stuff happens as you go through life; positive stuff, negative stuff, happy stuff, sad stuff, frustrating stuff.  The important thing is not what happens, but how you react to it.  In other words, smash your negative thoughts; replace them with positive ones.  Don’t dwell on the negative, use it as a springboard to action and creativity.  Maximize the positive in your life by creating positive habits and routines.  When something goes well, take the time to celebrate.  You deserve it.  And, small celebrations when you succeed are a positive habit that will put you in a positive frame of mind, which in turn, will help you create the life and career success you want and deserve.

Your career mentor,


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