By that I mean are you able to face challenges and respond appropriately? When a client leaves, how do your respond? Do you get upset and take it personally, even when you know you have serviced the customer well? Do you always think ‘I should have done it better”?
If the answers are yes then you have an opportunity to build more resilience. So how do you do it?
1. Keep your energy levels up as this will maintain your motivation. This means you are more likely to respond in a more positive manner when challenges come your way. Last week’s blog had some helpful tips in this area. If you missed it you can read it here.
2. Have a strong support network. It doesn’t matter how many people are in this group, instead consider the kind of people that are in it. This is about having people there that can listen, offer advice and keep you on track.
3. Make sure that you have a clear idea of just WHY you do what you do. Once you are clear on what it is that you are working towards you might be surprised at just how strong you can be and how resilient you are at keeping going in your business even when the going gets tough.
4. Look at what is holding you back. Sometimes there are people, circumstances, clients, business structures, etc., that make moving forward difficult. Part of developing business resilience is also about understanding the things that don’t support what you’re doing, and having the courage to let them go in the right way.
Ask yourself. How resilient do you feel? What stories are you telling yourself when things are up, and are they different to the ones you are telling yourself when things are down? Have you built a strong support network? Are you clear on your WHY and do you regularly remind yourself of it? Remember too that we are all developing resiliency by doing things that challenge us all the time. I would love to hear from you about what used to be a struggle but is less so now because you’ve developed resiliency? What’s an area of resiliency that you’d like to develop in your business? Leave me a comment on here or on our Facebook page.
I have worked for over 9 years with business owners helping them to improve their businesses, their teams and ultimately their lives. This has provided me with a strong understanding about how to improve a business and build an effective team. That is why I created SMART Support for Business Ltd. I am committed to helping business owners to achieve their goals and improve their businesses, their results and their teams. Whether that is by supporting you to take that step back and look at your business strategy, or formalise your business goals and to plan that first step; to understand what is really driving the results and what systems are helping or lacking; helping to give you a better understanding of the people in your team; or maybe even recruiting the right person for your business the first time.