After a disappointment, you may think there is nothing you can do, that the matter is out of your hands. This is not true. In fact, you are capable of rescuing the situation.
When my book “To Lead is to Serve” was first published, I sent out a press release announcing a new book that could help organizations attract volunteers.
ZERO media folks responded.
At first I thought, “Oh well. If they aren’t interested, I don’t need them.” (I let my detachment turn to indifference.) But then I saw a headline, “Congress considers a $4.2 Billion cut in funds for education.”
I re-sent the same press release, adding only one sentence at the beginning:
“With Congress considering a $4.2 Billion cut in funds for education, a book about how to attract volunteers could become a survival manual for American schools.”
31 talk shows booked me as a guest!
When you find yourself disappointed, don’t succumb to it. You are capable of rescuing your situation.
– Shar McBee