by Charlotte L. Hanna CMBS Global
Some days you’re up. Some days you are down. Some days you are barely surviving, and some days you feel totally alive, full of hope and promise. Some days are more than worth getting out of bed for, and there are those days when you know that getting out of bed was your FIRST mistake.
That’s life for most of us! No doubt about it, even those who profess a positive mind-set can have a miserably disappointing day once-in-a-while. It just happens…and usually when we least expect it.
Life is full of challenges. The reality of life is that there will always be disappointments. No one is guaranteed a smooth ride or trouble-free existence. So, how is it that some of us seem able to make the journey, the day-to-day living and doing business, look so easy and even downright enjoyable?
"All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity."-Robert Kennedy
This is a difficult time in business. To deny it and say it isn’t so is not helpful – in fact, for many it’s simply annoying and frustrating. Pretending is not another word for optimism and denial will never conquer our fear of the unknown. No one watching the news feeds can disregard the fact that the world is in financial turmoil at the very least, and possibly a true financial crisis by most standards.
A headline today from CNN Money reads, “Stocks tumble at the open amid Europe fears…” Yesterday, a headline on FoxBusiness.com revealed, “UBS Puts Unauthorized Trading Losses At $2.3 Billion…” And the embattled BlackBerry maker, RIM posted gloomy quarterly results late last week, initiating a selloff that reduced its share price by nearly 20% and decreased its market value to below the $13 billion-mark, according to Adam Samson, author of a recent FOX investment article.