Let’s end this week on a high note! Today’s episode is chock full of tips and strategies from everything to dealing with a business crisis to adding a little more gratitude into your day. Plus, a friendly reminder from Gina that small habits can make a big difference. Check out the website for more content www.bcbousa.com
It is finally Friday! What a hectic and at times crazy week it has been. It has been effective though! That is the goal right? To be effective, not just busy, so let’s end the week strong and head into the weekend feeling good. At the top of the episode Dan shares a meme that Gina gave him detailing how small little habits have a big impact over the course of a year. Another little simple reminder that the small everyday choices we make have big implications in the long run. Make good choices!
Next, Dan shares information he read in an article about 3 easy habits to fuel your mind with some positivity. The world is filled with negative news – social media, news channels, etc. It works. Science shows that people respond more to negative news. It gets us to react and engage significantly more than positive news does. How do we get more positivity in our lives? Two of the tips have to do with reading! Reading is good for us if we are reading the right things. According to many successful CEOs across many industries two types of books stand out – biographies and progress books. Learn from the people who have already done it. Lastly, end each day with gratitude. Write down 3 things that you are grateful for that happened each day, and then review them the next morning when you get up. It is a great way to inject some positivity into each day.
The next article was about dealing with a business crisis. They happen. Some are worse than others, but they will strike, and when they do these 5 steps might make it easier to deal with.
1. Get clear on the issue. Don’t get locked into tunnel vision just dealing with the problem in front of you. Examine what happened, what is the root cause of the problem, and determine if there is actually a bigger problem that caused this problem that you need to address. Once you know what the real problem is it will be easier to take it on.
2. Reduce the fear associated with the problem. Access what has happened and write out some possible outcomes and real risks. Could you lose clients? Income? Employees? Once you know what the real risks are you can create a better game plan.
3. Visualize the worst case scenario. Imagine what would happen if you did nothing. Just let the problem run its course without you attempting to fix anything. What is the worst possible scenario? It will help put things in perspective.
4. Create a game plan. Now you that you have identified the problem, the risks, and the worst possible outcome, put together a game plan to solve the real problem. Lay out what is the best first step to take. What things can I easily accomplish? Lay it all out.
5. Find support. Finally, realize you don’t need to do this all alone. Find and get the support you need to execute your game plan.
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