I recently spent an evening with members of the North Bucks branch of the Federation of Small Businesses entitled ”Meet The FSB”. In addition to networking, drinking tea and coffee and of course the buffet, we had two guest speakers …
The first being the Chairman of Member services who went through the benefits of membership and even though I have been a member of the FSB since 2000, I didn’t know about the Regus Business world benefit. One thing for certain, it’s one which I shall use more often when I spend time on the road visiting clients.
The one thing that really stuck in my mind from the presentation was a section called “Catastrophe” which, although was quite serious in the beginning, turned around at the end to everyone having a laugh.The second presentation was by Jane Lloyd of Amaranth Consulting Ltd who delivers management development programmes and was titled “Utter Resilience – How to tap into ‘happy’ when times are tough”. The presentation lasted about 45 minutes and covered various things including how body language can indicate how you are feeling. After all if you’re feeling negative you will look negative.
The original question was “What is the worst thing that could happen?” and in the context of starting a new business, the simplest answer was “I make no money.” What followed was the same question being asked to the answer, “so what if I make no money what’s the worst thing that could happen?” All sorts of answers came to light – I can’t eat, I can’t pay the mortgage – but still the same question came back to the forefront. So what’s the worst thing that could happen? Eventually someone in the group said “you’ll die” at which point the final comment was “if you’ve died you won’t care! What’s the worst thing that could happen?” after all the problem will be someone else’s.
Catastrophe is not something that is the end of everything and I looked at in a business sense as if its within your control and there is something you can do about it. Deal with it at the time don’t put it off – it will get worse making it much more difficult to deal with.
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