Sunday, February 26, 2017

Road Closures

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth 
may be the best thing in the world for you. 
— Walt Disney
Business setbacks haunt those unequipped for adversity.

That's just about everyone.

You slave over relationships and infrastructure, only to find the universe doesn't want another product like yours (at least, not enough to pay for it).

So you accept the lesson and move on, sadder but wiser. Or you:
  • Don blinders and blame the customers
  • Get angry and blame the employees
  • Get stoned before lunchtime
  • Keep beating the dead horse
  • All of the above
Limited information, skills and equanimity all get in the way of clarity and acceptance, especially during business setbacks.

The best way to deal with them is to reconnect with your "why" (why did we start this venture in the first place?) and remind yourself of everything you accomplished along the road to failure.
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