To start the day I shot my first TV commercial. It was for the city of Palm Springs and will air in the LA area during the holidays.
Next I was on an terrific call with Will Wilkinson and Jody Colvard, two of my collaborators on the Wake Up and Be Happy project that I am very deeply involved with.
Then off to a meeting with my partners in Say Hello Santa, an exciting new App that provides video chats with Santa Claus.
Then, during the meeting I mentioned above, my agent called and congratulated me for landing the MTV show I auditioned for on Monday.
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Sounds like an amazing day, yes?
And it was, but…
Yesterday also included:
- Getting up at 5:00AM
- Being 800 miles away from my wife for the 17th day in a row.
- 2 hours of stop & go LA morning traffic
- 1 hour of waiting for a producer who was late to the set
- Another 45 minutes in bumper to bumper traffic
- Leaving my Santa bag at the studio (I’ll retrieve it today)
- Another 1 hour in traffic
- Another 2 hours (from 8:30 to 10:30PM) following up with my marking clients and responding to emails.
All said and done- 17.5 hours… and YES, it truly WAS an AMAZING DAY.
Yes, the day included both positive and negative elements, ALL days do, but I get to setup MY own mental algorithm. I get to CHOOSE how much weight I give to each of the events in my life. For me positive events carry a lot of weight and negative events carry very little. I do not deny the negatives; I simply don’t give them much power, attention, or thought. The result- AMAZING DAYS!
Oh and doing, the getting up early, paying the price of bumper to bumper traffic (or whatever) and staying up late to meet your commitments, all while doing what you are truly PASSIONATE about plays a big part too. 🙂
How have you set your mental algorithm? Are giving negative events too much power? If so, why?
All the best,