I’ve always found that Friday is a good day to reach out to prospects over the phone. While some may disagree, I have found that people who are in their offices are typically in a position to speak and are more willing to schedule time to meet sometime during the following week.
Having been on the receiving end of many calls on Friday afternoons, I’ve experienced this from each side of the conversation.
So this past Friday, as in other weeks, my phone time was valuable.
During the noon hour, my time spent became even more valuable as I reached out to a dear friend who lives in Minnesota. It had been quite some time since we spoke, so we were due to catch up after several months.
As we hung up the phone, each of us was inspired and energized by the other. Each of us had dealt with “life’s lemons” in different ways during the past few years and each had much to appreciate from the journey.
We’ve all heard the saying, “If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade!”
While the “lemonade” in our lives may have a variety of different flavors, I’m convinced that we all have experienced situations where we have turned negative situations into victories.
Perhaps you have reached out to embrace a cause or a struggle. Or maybe the struggle found its way to you.
Job loss, family issues, addiction, or a host of other issues may be present in the taste of your “lemonade pulp.”
Regardless of the cause of your challenge, it’s important to take some time out to take stock, give thanks and enjoy the taste of your victory every now and then. And just as importantly one should take the time to share a glass of “lemonade” with a friend who has endured struggles and has overcome.
I believe that “lemonade” is the refreshment of those who have summoned the courage and stamina to endure and overcome. Overcoming struggles produces victories, which produces champions.
Thus, lemonade is the refreshment of champions!
Victory over struggle does not mean that our lives are carefree and that struggles are no longer around the bend. Who could possibly benefit without a little struggle every now and then?
Challenges cause us to endure.
There are times when partaking in “lemonade” during the heat of challenge keeps us balanced, as it reminds us of what we have already overcome.
So to all of you who have overcome struggle and endured, I raise my glass of lemonade to you, in salute to a job well done!