I know from experience how wonderful business highs can be, but how dreadful business lows can make me feel. Over the years I have learnt one critical thing however – the highs and the lows will come; they are both inevitable; that’s life! Business, like life, will sometimes throw you a curve ball. What I now try and remember when my curve balls come is that it is not the curve ball that creates the problem, it is how I react to the curve ball that creates the problem.
Like life, dealing with the happy times when everything is going well, is easy. We don’t even need to try, do we? But, having the self-awareness, strategies and strength to deal with the bad times can me much harder. It is the same in business. It is easy to deal with the good stuff, getting new clients, doubling your turnover, running a successful marketing campaign etc. But it is how we deal with the bad stuff that makes or breaks both us as business owners and our business itself. We need to be resilient. We need what I call ‘bouncebackability’.
I am currently writing about what I have learned about resilience over the years that I have been in business. I would love to know what you think creates resilience in you? How do you cope with your business lows? What resilience strategies do you use?