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maintaining your business in times of crisis| So, Here’s The Thing Podcast

How to cope with tragedy when running a business

One thing I wish someone told me when I started was that something bad WILL happen, and you should have a plan in place to keep your business going while you take time to cope.

My experience:

One of the things I wish someone taught me was how to handle a traumatic experience. I feel like NO ONE talks about what the heck to do when you go through something *earth-shaking* and really emotionally heavy happens. How do you KEEP running your business when you can barely simply get up? 

I was experiencing one of the most traumatizing experience I ever had in my life. The thing that most people don’t realize about small business owners, is that we run on self-motivation. No one is holding us accountable, but us. 

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One thing I wish I understood better

when I experienced this was that:  you are not your business- it is an expression of you. The problem here is that every failure I had during this emotionally heavy process was a crushing blow to my self worth. Your self worth should never be defined by your business’ worth. 

Something bad will eventually happen

so you need to honestly set up and Design a disaster plan- Write down everything you do / what would need to be done if anything were to happen. Put systems in place now that will allow your business to run on auto-pilot if needed. This essentially will be a map for your team to follow in case of crisis.

Get to Know Natalie Jayne (00:52)

The Entrepreneur’s Lack of Accountability in Business (2:33)

Turning Your Failures Into Fertilizer (8:59)

Advice for Facing Tragedy (9:34)

  1. Take time off and set up your business to run without you (9:47)
  2. Outsource anything that overwhelms you (10:38)
  3. Prepare your business to run on it’s own now. (13:34)
  4. Create a workflow for your every part of your business (14:57)
  5. Get out of the house (19:46)
  6. Trauma has no timeline.  (21:01)
  7. Be honest with your clients if necessary, but don’t overshare. (21:58)

Natalie Jayne’s Unpopular Opinion on Sharing Your Trauma (23:27)

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