Have you ever had one of those bad hair days where you wish you could crawl into bed and start all over?
The meeting didn’t go as planned, your schedule went haywire or your business is not doing well. During these moments, it’s time to regroup. I have decided that regrouping is a form of course correction. It’s not a good thing or bad thing. It just is. It’s what happens when you are an entrepreneur. Here’s how you can start to regroup:
- Breathe – Take a moment to pause and take a deep breath. You are at your best when you are calm and centered. Give yourself time to think.
- Understand your stress patterns. We all have a default behavior when we feel we are in crisis or believe we are in crisis. Some people retreat. Others go into overwork and work ridiculous hours. We play the blame game whether it’s others or ourselves. It’s important to be aware of your fear-driven pattern that may keep you from making sounds from a point of power.
- Peel back the onion. It’s rarely one decision or disconnect that caused things to go off track. There may have been signs along the way we didn’t see or choose to ignore. Spend time looking for the cause and how to avoid it next time. Ask for guidance.
- Take massive action. Once you figure out the “why”, be quick to take action to get back on track.
- Return to your company vision. Sometimes when our businesses aren’t doing well, we have fallen away from our initial vision. Stay connected to your “why”. Read your vision and mission.
The businesses that thrive are the ones that learn from the bumps on the road. You can bring the business back to a place of thriving. Your leadership is what matters most during these times. Step into it.
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