I am an entrepreneur. For the past twelve years, I’ve helped run a small business with my wife, who is also an entrepreneur. I don’t claim to be a highly successful one, but the joy is in the journey, as well as the end. I am improving.
With that bit of background, I will now share my take on a “bad” business day. Businesses sooner or later experience them. They are like a rainy day. Some days are just going to be rainy, no matter what you do. (Unless you live on Mars.)
Today, I had a bad business day. Sales were horrible–less than any first day in an event type this year. There weren’t many customers. People weren’t buying. I used to panic and worry on days like this. No more! I’ve learned to see a bad day as a “bad” day. Here are some reasons:
- There is always tomorrow. Things will probably get better.
- Panic and worry don’t help. They actually hurt. Panic and worry cause the focus to change to failure. Focus on failure tends to lead toward failure.
- Having a this will pass mindset allows me to stay positive and to focus on things I can do to improve the situation. Sometimes that is merely pressing on.
So I believe in limiting how “bad” a business day really is. Don’t panic. Stay positive. It will get better.