Making It Through Business Obstacles and Setbacks


[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”][/pullquote]It is true every small business owner will encounter obstacles and setbacks. Learning how to remain confident and calm during these difficult times is vital for any successful business owner.

Many setbacks may arise while running a business such as customers canceling orders, low funding, spouses & family members are not supportive and much more. It happens all the time.

The majority of people, when they first encounter a setback, tend to give up, throw in the towel and QUIT. Some may even shed a few tears. That is not the answer. It may be hard to do, but just stay put.

In order to overcome any obstacle, one must have a belief that they can get through this burdensome time. This is the first key to getting through any situation. A setback helps in moving forward and is only a learning curve that has a remedy attached at the end.

The next step is to remain calm as possible and keep a positive attitude at all times. How? Reading a good motivational book or listening to an inspirational tape helps.

Another great way to overcome an obstacle is to take some time off. Take a relaxing walk or drive. Go see a movie or simply take a nice long nap. Getting your mind off your worries, if only for a few hours, allows a refreshing come back. Problems can be attacked and solved more efficiently.

A small business owner should remember that dreams and goals can be lost quickly. T.V., family, friends and others can sometimes suck one back into mediocrity. Obstacles and setbacks can ruin emotions and daily routines. They also force us to evaluate what will work and what won’t in running daily business activities.

Be sure to make yourself a schedule and stick to it. Write down what you are to do everyday. You can start small. Start with a daily plan. Increase it weekly until you are scheduling your tasks on a monthly basis.

Get yourself a calendar to mark important dates and tasks. Place the calendar on a wall or somewhere where you will be sure to see it daily. Make a check list and check items off that are completed for the day. Be sure to take notes if needed.

In conclusion, every single entrepreneur or business will encounter, at some point or another, obstacles and setbacks along the way. Learn and look at it from different angles and move forward. Take time off if needed to re-charge emotions and make better business decisions.


Glenda Coker

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