Your backup hard drive just crashed.
Your number one client cancelled their contract.
Your newest product launch fell flat.
Whatever it is… whatever situation has just blown up in your face, you’ve had a bad day.
Now… what do you do, to get over it?
Chris’ Tough Love – Stop Crying!
Well, you stop crying about it for a start! What the heck’s wrong with you? You’re a business owner. Did you expect everything to be rosy, every day of the year?
When you started your business, launched your blog, offered your product or service, did you really think that everything was going to work out perfectly – all the time?
C’mon, don’t be so naive.
98% of all small businesses – whether they are online, or off – fail. So, the odds are hardly in your favor to start out with!
However, you go along with it (whatever that ‘it’ may be) because of the belief that you have in your idea. Your product. Your service. Your message.
You go along with ‘it’, because you believe in your heart of hearts that ‘it’ will solve problems for people (think device), provide an amazing experience for people (think theme park), or make you look cool and sexy in front of people you want / need to impress (think… whatever pointless thing you’ve purchased recently that you really don’t need, but just ‘must have’!).
The reality is that most business models fail.
There are always a number of reasons behind business failure, such as:
- Not researching your market properly.
- Not knowing your customers needs enough.
- Not having a clear business plan in place (yes, you still need one, I believe).
What really matters is how you get over the bad days.
Being an Entrepreneur is a Roller Coaster Ride
It’s tough to accept as someone that has a million ideas a minute.
Us entrepreneurs are a strange breed. Our regular workflow is not like that of non-entrepreneurs.
I mean, when was the last time you left the shower, mid-rinse, to register a domain name…?!! C’mon, you know you have! Who does that, really?!! Entrepreneurs do, thats who!
You’ll have ups and downs. You’ll have wins and loses.
I’ve had plenty of bad days in my career. Some of them have been full on shitty. Like, seriously shitty. But…
The moment important thing is that you never, ever forget about whats most important to you at the end of the day.
For me that’s my family. Especially my children.
For you, it might be something else.
Whatever it is, the next time you have a bad day as an entrepreneur just stop for a moment.
There is always something more important than what caused that bad day.
Surround yourself with that – and get over it.
There’s no trade secret. No sexy solution to this problem.
Here’s a little something, to get you thinking…
What do YOU do when you’ve had a bad day..?
Let me rephrase that – what EXACTLY do you do, to get over having a bad day as an entrepreneur? Comment below. Can’t wait to hear from you!