When you lose something, a job or client for instance, there are two ways you can look at it. You can be hard on yourself, kick yourself (hypothetically speaking), get depressed OR you can believe that because one opportunity is gone, another is right around the corner.
I am a true believer that when one thing ends, it only leaves room for something new that you wouldn't have been looking for. If your day is completely full and you are busy from morning til night, would you notice if a great opportunity dropped in your lap? Probably not. It could walk right by, you would feel the wind but have no idea what it was.
This has happened to me recently and I choose to look at this optimistically. I have several networking functions to attend in the next few weeks, I really did need to take something off my plate so I have time to concentrate on learning something new (for a new client) and this also gives me time to zero in on skills that I have wanted to learn but haven't had time for.
So for the next few weeks, I am going to learn a new software program inside and out, I will be the resident pro! I am also going to attend a few online classes to update my excel, power point and word skills. I just got a new computer this year with Vista and the new features, although they are easier to find, are still a little mind boggling and I know I don't use half of any of these programs, so this is the right time to learn those!
Whether you have lost a client or haven't acquired that first client yet, do you have all of your business plans and procedures in place? Licenses, insurance, etc? This might be a good time to get that done. There are a lot of customers out there, believe me, and when they start knocking on your door (and they will), you and I both will be ready to handle them!!