Guest post by Claire Adams
How to Transform Setbacks into Breakthroughs in Business
Everyone knows that starting a business of your own is a challenging task, particularly today when we live so fast and don’t have time to think about anything else but work. Young entrepreneurs are highly likely to encounter all kinds of problems throughout the whole process of decision making, and you know what? That’s completely fine! If you want to know how to transform your setbacks into breakthroughs, just stay with us and keep on reading. Here are six useful tips on how to overcome problems and get your daily dose of empowerment!
Address the problem as soon as possible
The first step includes addressing the problem as soon as you can, and that’s of the utmost importance when it comes to coping with your setbacks. Before looking for a possible solution, it’s essential that you identify the problem and realize that you’re dealing with some difficulties. This is inevitably the hardest step, and many people choose to stay in denial rather than address the problem right away.
Find the root of the problem
Once you’ve admitted that you’re dealing with a particular problem, it will be much easier to find its cause. Take all your symptoms into consideration but be extremely careful simply because the most obvious symptoms often aren’t the actual root of your problem. Make sure not to jump to conclusions right away and analyze your setbacks into detail, because that’s the only way to understand what’s going on.
Take a moment to process information
Even though you probably don’t have much time to sit and think everything through, the truth is that this step is necessary if you want to come up with a proper solution. The fact is that humans experience a wide range of emotions, from inexplicable happiness to dreadful feelings which can be related to depression, and any of these can prevent you from thinking clearly. This is exactly why you should breathe deeply, take your time, and successfully cope with anything that holds you down.
Reorganize everything and come up with more creative working environment
Everyone knows that proper organization is essential when it comes to any business environment, and it’s highly likely that you’re going to be less efficient if you aren’t well-organised. Create your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly to-do lists and stick to them no matter what. One of the best ways to keep everything in order is writing it down on handy Sticky Notes, which will inevitably attract your attention and remind you of tasks that you need to accomplish.
Identify some innovative solutions
Once you’ve dealt with your emotions and figured out the root(s) of your problem, it’s about time you started identifying innovative solutions that can help you successfully transform your setbacks into major breakthroughs. The best way to start this process is coming up with several alternatives so that you have a number of them to choose from and eliminate the less favorable ones. Of course, the key to success is staying motivated throughout the process, so don’t get discouraged if the best solution doesn’t occur immediately. It may take you a bit longer, but that doesn’t matter since it allows you to stay on track!
Get inspired once again
Young entrepreneurs can often find it very hard to keep their motivation levels high, simply because there are so many things to take care of which leave them no time to think about anything else. However, getting inspired and regaining your confidence after a nerve-wracking problem is crucial, since that’ll allow you to think clearly and make right decisions once again. You can always learn from people who experienced the same troubles as you did, because knowing that you’re not alone can help a lot. Besides that, turning to your family and people you love is probably the best thing you can do, since they’ll encourage you to be more productive and goal-oriented.
Define a new set of goals
Defining a brand new set of goals is the last step in the process of dealing with your setbacks, and it’s important because you’ve had enough time to cope with your emotions, find a new source of information, and get organized. You’ve moved forward, and it’s now time for your company to move forward, too. This step is particularly important if you think that the problem you encountered can affect your ability to meet already set business goals. Redefining them is a great option that will mark a fresh start for you and your company!
Suffering a major setback can be an extremely challenging and frustrating experience, and every entrepreneur who experiences that certainly knows what we’re talking about. However, that doesn’t mean that you should instantly give up. Just make sure to give your best to identify the problem and work hard to come up with a solution. We know that you aren’t a quitter, so don’t quit under any circumstances!
What setbacks have you had in business? What are you facing now? Tell us in the comments and get encouragement, feedback, and support to help you transform those setbacks into business breakthroughs!
About the Author:
Claire is a personal and professional development expert who believes that positive attitude is one of the keys to success. You can find her online writing and giving tips about lifestyle and development as a regular contributor to highstylife.com.