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