We make mistakes in business and we have bad golf holes. It is how we overcome this adversity that makes us better business men and women.
Just recently I played a round of golf and shot birdie, par, snowman, snowman, double bogey, bogey, double bogey, par, birdie. The beginning and end were awesome, but it was the middle parts that were a little rocky.
What that round showed my client was that even though it took me six holes to bounce back, I still came back and finished strong.
Here are four tricks to help you overcome adversity a little quicker:
Stay Calm: I like to take a few yoga breaths and focus on my intention. In golf, I ask myself the question, is it all about my score or the relationships I’m building with my playing partners and clients. In business, I take a deep breath and remember the mission or purpose when bad comments roll in.
Distraction: I begin to focus on my surroundings, the trees, the ocean, my playing partners. I ask them questions to take the focus off of myself. In business, I dive into my work to make my products or services even better.
Hope: In life and on the golf course, sometimes I even bring a higher power into things. I ask for the strength to overcome my failures and to believe in myself again.
Confidence: Believe in yourself and fake it till you make it. Golf and business are mind games, and if we have the confidence, we will succeed.
With these four tricks you will be bouncing back and overcoming adversity in no time!
Jenn Harris: The High Heeled Golfer Who Shows Female Executives How to Make More Green on the Greens
Jenn Harris is on a mission to get more female executives to win respect, rewards and sales through the game of golf.
Although her company, High Heel Golfer, was only founded in late 2012, she has already mentored over 400 women across corporate America with hopes to mentor 2,000 more in 2015.
In addition to being an in-demand keynote speaker on business golf, Jenn shares how to make “more green on the greens” through her blog, bimonthly contributions to PGA.com, webinars, seminars, golf happy hours and private corporate training.
Her unique approach was also featured in the BBC, The San Diego Union Tribune, the Daily Worth and dozens of local media.