3 Things You Should Do... When Things Go Wrong In Your Business

3 Things You Should Do… When Things Go Wrong In Your Business

 

Reality check – when you’re running your own business, things don’t always go smoothly.

Things don’t always go as planned or anticipated.

In fact, sometimes things go right off the rails…

And you’re left questioning yourself again, about why the hell are you doing this?

Things will go wrong at times.

I know this only too well from my own business.

I work a full-time day job delivering construction materials to job sites…

Then I’m building my business in the evenings and on the weekends.

This means I have roughly 32 hours a week into which I need to fit my appointments, networking meetings, marketing activity, admin work…

As well as, all the other stuff involved in running a business.

And that’s assuming I work at full tilt, with no breaks or unproductive time!

Which we know, is not always a realistic expectation being married with kids!

That is why I have to focus on my own productivity…

And why it’s my passion, to help other business owners work on theirs.

I like to think I’m pretty good at it, but I’m always going to be a work in progress…

Because I’ve learned, (and continue to learn) ways that work for me to get the most out of my time

What my reasonably tight schedule and productive week doesn’t allow for though…

Is when something inevitably goes wrong.

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not ALL bad and wheels falling off the wagon…

But, one of the areas I get really frustrated with…

Is when technology, (FB lives, Internet access, ad reviews, etc.)…

Don’t always work the way they’re supposed to.

So… what about you?

What kinds of things go wrong in your business that have you pulling your hair out?

Only this past week my internet went down on me again… (7 minutes before I was supposed to go LIVE)

It wouldn’t come back up at all.

Although, I was late going live by like 12 minutes…

That still led me to some frustration, as I don’t like to disappoint my tribe by being late.

Just realize that you don’t always have control over what does or doesn’t happen…

Control is merely an illusion, practiced by those who think they’re in control of their own destiny!

So the big take away from my short story here…

You can’t do everything perfectly!

Watch my FB live on what you should do when the wheels begin to fall off your business…

Crap is going to happen, and you have to learn to roll with the punches (so to speak, lol)!

None the less, I was still feeling very frustrated and annoyed that it happened…

And temporarily interrupted my plans for an awesome FB live.

In fact, I was feeling so frustrated that I thought I’d better work through it…

As I don’t have a dog to kick (of course I would never really kick a dog, even if I did have one… just an expression!)

So, I had to try and come out of a crap situation with something good…

And I imagine, that you experience this frustration from time to time in your business too?

So without further ado, here are the:

3 Things You Should Do… When Things Go Wrong In Your Business

Step #1: What can you do about it?

Sometimes, part of our frustration as business owners…

Stems from a lack of control around any given situation.

And I suspect your’s does too.

So the first thing to look at is what you can do?

Rather than what you can’t do.

In my case, that was to keep resetting the wireless router, until the internet came back up.

Once that was back up and running, I looked at the time & subject of my LIVE…

And figured out, how to tie in with what had just happened…

So that I could still put on a great broadcast, without beating myself up too badly about it.

I didn’t get on and mope about how sad I was for not going LIVE on-time…

All the while making excuses for what had happened to my audience.

You get the point, right?

So next time something goes wrong in your business…

Start off by focusing on what you can do about the situation and do it…

Rather than worrying about what you can’t do about it.

Step #2: What can you do to keep it from happening again?

If there’s anything worse than something going wrong…

It’s the same thing going wrong repeatedly, over and over again.

Albert Einstein once said…

 Insanity, is doing the same thing over & over again… expecting a different result every time!

Now, I’m paraphrasing one of the greatest thinkers of our time…

But ask yourself, what you can do to reduce the risk of it happening again?

What can you do in the future, to mitigate your losses or stop the bleeding on the situation?

You may need to put in a new process, or get some specialist support.

I don’t know, you’ll have to adapt to whatever the situation is at the time.

I’d already experienced issues with my internet before, so I had a service call already set-up with my provider.

Although that didn’t help me in the heat of the moment…

I just had to stay calm & realize, that you have to always be adapting and changing to your business environment… no matter what!

The only thing I could do about it, was to get a new router…

So, that I wouldn’t be left in a lurch like that again!

Step #3: What can you learn from it?

There is always more to learn when things go wrong than when things go right!

So, take a few minutes to reflect on it…

And consider what the situation has taught you.

I’d already learned that I needed a new wireless router…

So, I knew who to call and get that situation taken care of… pronto!

This time, it also reminded me that as much as I’d like to…

I can’t control everything, all of the time.

There are times & circumstances that are out of our control sometimes…

And when things don’t go according to my plan…

I need to adapt and roll with the punches!

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Eric Buchholz

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