Came in to work to find out two projects were delayed due to items outside of my control that was delaying roll out. Also found out another project was misrepresented to an executive that will now cause me more work to get that back on the tracks and a vendor told us we had to change our business logic to work around their technical issue. Hmm, How can I use my own tips to get my head straight and not let these issues negatively impact me or my team. I think I will go with Tip #3 and a little of Tip #1 because although I am frustrated I could pile on with more negativity, but I think I will just work the problem and apply a little gamification to get through it and ensure I attract helpers and and not complainers.
Thinking back on this book also helped.