Last week, I was on my way to a new business network meeting and I was jammin' along enjoying my tunes when something happened, something that has happened in my business and in the businesses of my clients too. I all of sudden "thought" I was lost. I was so sure I knew where I was going. I had looked at the map before I left. I knew EXACTLY where I was headed and how I was going to get there.
BUT -- That's when it happened!
Things started to look different than I expected. My mind began to race. Did I miss the turn off? Had I gone too far? Was I enjoying my music too much and not paying attention? Oh man, what if I miss this meeting? What could that do to my coaching reputation, let alone the time and gas I would have wasted?
That's when I made a decision. I decided I would not miss the networking meeting. I decided that if I was a few minutes late it would be just fine. I began to reassess where I was and focused on finding a solution rather than focus on problems that had not yet even occurred. I decided to not let my fear take over and that's when it came to me. I could simply voice text the woman running the meeting and let her know I might be a few minutes late. I could I could pull off the freeway at the next exit and regroup.
The next exit, the exit where I was planning to get off and regroup was MY exit. I was not lost, I was on track the whole time. On track and only five minutes behind schedule.
Has this happened to you in your business?
You're going along enjoying your business and then all of a sudden things don't look like you expected or go as you had planned and you begin to think you're off track? If so, know that you're not alone. Many women entrepreneurs have experienced a similar feeling. It's what we decide to do in that moment that can make the biggest difference in our businessmen.
It's how we choose to react. It's what we choose to think and what we decide to focus on that matters most. Deciding to look for a solution, believe you're okay and being patient with yourself works out better than spinning in self-doubt and self destructive behaviors. Remember... you might still be on track, things just look different than you expected.
You're OK... YOU GOT THIS!