How to build resilience as a small business owner- In a nutshell

Published on 16th May 2014

How to build resilience as a small business owner, In a nutshell – expert advice from Becky Wright at New Leaf Life Design.

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As small business owners we are having to step into the unknown every day. It’s a challenge to think about growth when around you everyone is talking about just surviving – and it’s stressful. I want to invite you to start building more resilience into yourself and therefore into your business.

Building resilience will allow you to ride the changing tides of business and keep your calm anchor at the centre.

How we feel internally influences the external world we create, so first of all here’s a brief exercise to help you achieve that calm centre. Start to think about a time in your life when you felt more confident, visualise it just for a moment and connect with the feeling of being there right now. This is always accessible to you whenever you want to recreate those positive feelings.

To become more resilient you need to start viewing difficulty as a challenge, not as a paralysing event.

Resilient business owners are people who are committed to their lives and their goals, and they have a compelling reason to get out of bed in the morning. Think about what your compelling reason is and carry this thought with you. Having a clear identity and purpose helps you build greater business resilience.

You also need to focus on what you can control rather than waste energy and time on situations and events which you have no control over.
If you put your energy and effort where you can have the most impact, you will feel empowered and confident.

From time to time we all fail, it’s an inevitable part of living. But the good news is that even if you’re not a naturally resilient person, you can learn to develop a resilient mindset. Have the courage to go after your dreams.

Becky Wright
New Leaf Life Design
[email protected]
0759 0684888


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