If you are an active entrepreneur, problems, whether trivial or important, should be on your daily agenda.
These problems might be created from your team, your partnerships, your goals, any accidents or losses or from your own psychology.
There are two ways to look at these problems:
As problems, which stress and pressure you.
As challenges that teach you and develop you as well as your business.
The first way is not a real choice, but more of an automatic psychological response to problems. After all, who really wants to feel overstressed all the time?
The second way requires more effort in the beginning, but when it is applied, it becomes a way of thinking and coping with the stress, easily. You’re an entrepreneur, you can’t help but like challenges.
So, how can you see a problem as a challenge?
- Build your schedule and mindset
It is important when thinking about your problem that you have slept well, eaten well, and you have a clear mind and good energy.
- See the situation from a distance
If an entrepreneur friend of yours told you he had the same problem as the one you have right now, how would you see his problem? How would you suggest him move?
- Get inspired by successful, famous entrepreneurs
Many successful professionals often give interviews talking about challenges they encountered and how they overcame them. Which entrepreneur do you admire? What do you think he would do in your position?
- Think creatively
Experiment, do something in a different way, go for a walk in a new place of inspiration for you, like a museum or a garden, draw, create a mind map of your problem, open your mind to new ideas. To what new directions might this problem lead you? Which old strategies should you reconsider? What even small change could provide a solution or a new perspective?
- Build a strong team
As an entrepreneur you are not alone. You have your team, your partners. Choose them wisely so that along the way you can feel that you have good supporters in every adversity or setback.
Share your problem with them. Listen to their suggestions. Trust them.
- Trust your gut
It’s important factor to trust your gut. This will tell you when to wait and when to act immediately, what opportunities present themselves, what your next best moves are and who you should reach out to. Listen to your body, if it “kicks” at something. Your body wants to tell you something.
- See any adversity to your advantage
Every problem, setback, loss is presented with an opportunity. What is the fact that serves you in this situation? How can you turn it into your advantage?
- Identify the pattern, if a problem repeats itself
If as an entrepreneur, you often encounter the same problem, e.g. employees leave, ask yourself about your share of responsibility. Which are the conditions that frustrate your employees and make them search for other business accommodation?
If a problem reappears, find out what you need to change in your approach.
- Take your lesson from the problem
Every problem, for the smart entrepreneur, becomes a lesson that enriches his experience and moves his business forward.
What is the lesson that gives you the problem you have? Recognize it, learn from it, and integrate it into your precious experience.
- Don’t take it personally
All entrepreneurs do have problems. If they are successful, it is because they know how to overcome them. Problems are part of your journey and your growth. Don’t put it down, don’t take them personally. Solve them, having faith in your abilities and you will eventually overcome them.
- Share your problem with me
I provide the experience of an entrepreneur and the knowledge of a therapist. Come together to open new ways of thinking and strategy through the Business Coaching service. Together we will transform any problem, even the most difficult, into the most interesting challenge of your life.