I can’t tell you how completely disjointed I’ve been lately. Being busy is actually a good thing in this business, but at the same time, its really easy to lose track of things if you’re not careful.
Let me tell you about my week. After all, it only makes sense that a therapist share every now and then, so long as its pertinent to the message at hand.
See, my wife’s pregnant, and that’s a really wonderful and beautiful thing. I figured, hey, no biggie. Then she started staying home and not helping me at the office like she’s been since February. Again, no biggie, right? After all, I ran my business without my wife before, this would be no different. Boy was I wrong.
The void from her absense was immediately felt. Suddenly, I was swimming in uncharted waters, where we had cut costs and billing got substantially harder. She wasn’t managing the finances anymore, so that fell on me to do. As a result, I made a few mistakes, and it cost us dearly.
Things were going wrong, and the world was crashing down around us. We had to fix it fast.
So we sat down and made plans to improve the situation. We decided to create a workspace at home for her, as well as making lists of things I needed to do every day in order to get the business proper done.
Moral of the story: As much as you think you have something under control, it may be that you’re wrong. Really wrong. There’s nothing wrong with that, so long as you fix it and make it better, instead of continuing to make costly mistakes. As with any adjustment, you have to take into consideration what the changes COULD be and how they CAN affect you.
1. If something big is coming your way, think about the possible effects on your life.
2. Prepare as much as you can, and sit down with your family to prepare yourselves for the changes in your life.
3. Be open to different ideas. Just because the idea isn’t yours, doesn’t make it a bad idea.
4. Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake. Welcome to the human race. If you blow it, recognize that you may end up blowing it again. Pick yourself up and keep moving forward.
5. If the plan doesn’t work, be flexible, and make a plan B, C or D if necessary.
So as you can probably tell, I haven’t figured out how to do all that, and keep my blogging schedule going. I’ll get used to it one way or another, so bear with me while I do.
How about you? Ever have a situation where adjusting to something hit you like a ton of bricks?