A former boss advised me not to take business decisions personally. On that occasion, my marketing budget had just been halved without warning (but the targets hadn’t) and as I’m so passionate about what I do I didn’t take the news well. Still beat my targets by c. 200% though!
Since then, through the ups and downs of event life, I’ve taken that advice on board. It doesn’t mean I care any less when set backs hit just that I take a moment to process it then do the best I can with whatever the new circumstances are that I find myself in.