In the current business climate and in the everyday churn of business we see that most small business owners and entrepreneurs are running on empty, facing more work with less people and managing one's emotions, performances and reactions are an ongoing battle. Studies show that there is a very strong link between feelings and performance. Day after day we hear complaints about how a company's leader is impeding the growth of the business and making the workplace a difficult place to be productive.
When we create an organization where the workplace is positive and engaging it is more likely that when problems or obstacles occur the cost to productively and morale can be minimized. To successfully manage obstacles we must become experts at managing our emotions on three levels: Individually (ourselves), relationally (those we work and deal with), and organizationally (the whole company). By having knowledge and systems in place on all three levels, we greatly improve the climate around us as well as the company’s communication and path to becoming a solution based organization as opposed to problem based.
How do you handle your emotions under stress?
Are you impacted by other people behaviors and attitudes?
What strategies do you use when you reach obstacles?
Very nice feedback concerning the business world.
I admit it is very difficult to achieve success. However,
once you find your niche, it's nothing but smooth
sailing with a few rocky waves. But, that's to be
expected, for nothing great ever continues to be
great without criticism.
So, if you keep the wind at your back, you can
move over those humps with admiration for your
own hard work and efforts. Then there's nothing
left to do, but wait eternally.
Of course, things will never move as fast as we
would like it to. But, it's that elation of knowing
that you've started that keeps us going....yes!!
We need to know that starting a business is something that is quite different from a job. A business everything is yours to keep (your reputation and profits included). Even your frustrations and slow progress are mostly yours. Business is really a long term commitment and it can never replace a day job. So before you make that commitment, be aware that journey is going to be hard and rocky.