In difficult economic times, with bad news seemingly everywhere, it is easy to get discouraged. I encourage you to zig while others are zagging.

You see, the ups and downs of the economy exist in the world outside of you. But the power to choose how you feel about those ups and downs resides inside of you. You can’t control the economy. You can control how you react to it.

The key to coping is to focus on those things you can do something about while minimizing the impact of all that crazy news out there.

Spend less time watching or listening to the news. Focus your time on things you can control. People who spend more time in life being proactive are typically happier and more productive.

Activity is the antidote to anxiety. Focus on making beautiful jewelry, reaching out to prospects, improving your website, carefully packaging the items that you sell, and staying in touch with current clients. You just might find that youʹre able to turn your own “economy” around one person at a time. Starting with you.

Succeeding in a tough economy requires focus, dedication and looking ahead. Not back.

What motivates you to keep active?

To selling more!