Dealing with Disaster [Or What Feels Like Disaster]


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This blog post might not have been. It seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. I was having a little crisis, a little disaster all my own this evening.

My computer has been freezing all night long.

All. Night. Long.

And frankly, I am not amused. My old PC used to freeze. I expected it. It was a PC. But my shiny Macbook Pro? This thing isn’t supposed to freeze. It never does.

Until it does.

And then what do I do? Do I remember my commitments and find a way? Or do I bail and blame technology?

Or what do you do when your biggest client, the one who never forgets to pay, forgets to pay?

What do you do when the webpage that never fails falls unexpectedly to oblivion (aka Google’s second page)?

There are times I just want to give up for the day. Or the night. Turn on Modern Family and pretend I have no problems. And sometimes I do. But more often?

More often I focus on the WHY—the big WHY that got me trying in the first place. And if I can remember the WHY, I can move forward. Find a new way to get my blog done. Find a new way to keep my cash flow steady. Find a new way to offer even more value from my web page so my web page crawls back onto Google’s front page.

It’s not easy. If it were easy, everyone would do it. But I’m not everyone, and you’re not everyone, either.

You’re an entrepreneur. You know your WHY. Remember, then face down that disaster.

And email me if you need to talk.

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