How to cope with your business when challenges strike! Our guest is Charlene Anderson, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller purveyorallthingscreative.
Please remember this tip during times of family stress: Part of the entrepreneurial DNA has in its makeup a tendency toward being a control freak. We are the boss on a day-to-day basis, and we never let them see us sweat. Always in control. Then stuff happens. An illness in the family, or some other challenge outside of work. You have to work in your business, but you have to take care of family emergencies as well. You find yourself overwhelmed. My tip: Admit it, and ask for help. Your family members and friends are there for you; you just have to let go of some things. Use your boss skills, and delegate. It will save your health and get the job done.
Last week, headlines read “Dow Drops 250 Points as World Markets Challenged”…and for a moment, I panicked. Not that I have a bunch of stocks; it’s just that world markets crumbling isn’t good for anyone, and we’re all in this boat together. So what do entrepreneurs do when they read such news? The successful ones take a deep breath and continue to do what they do the best: Sell stuff to people. Bad news happens all the time. When I worked in newsrooms, the motto was, “If it bleeds…it leads.” Panic increases TV, radio, newspaper and online news content audiences. Just keep on working to reach your goals for 2014. If we keep commerce flowing — without panicking or changing our already good business practices — we can help right almost any tipped boat.