I just emailed this to my list and thought I’d share here too. :)
The other day my laptop got stolen.
It was at a high-end business meeting in a secure room with people I’ve known all year. I put my computer bag and my purse down so I could help some people pack up our meeting room.
When I came back, my laptop and all my cash was missing.
To add insult to injury I called Carbonite (where I back up my computer) and they told me that apparently my computer had been in “Recovery Mode” since May.
In laymen’s terms… nothing was backed up.
I definitely lost some momentum. I’d been on a major roll. Luckily I do have Dropbox which had some things on there, though many of my major projects were on my desktop, forever gone.
While I could’ve been angry (and trust me, I definitely had my moment), I decided I wasn’t going to let it stop me.
As I drove to file my police report the next day, I decided I was going to fight “darkness” with light. I rolled down the windows in my car and sang loud for the whole 45 minute trip, making people near me smile.
I paid the toll for the guy behind me on the Golden Gate bridge.
And I bought a new Macbook Air, which is WAY lighter than the Macbook Pro. I love it.
As I was buying my computer, the Apple salesman told me he published a book about his life story. He felt it was really important for the world to know about it but had no idea how to get any sales. I started coaching him on some of the stuff in Page One Profits.
He was VERY grateful and I felt awesome to be able to help.
Crappy things are always going to happen… but luckily, we have the power to choose how we want to respond to them. :)
I hope this message proves timely for you today. :)