What to do when things go “tits up”

When life gives you lemons, make coffee and watch the world wondering how you did it.

Nisandeh Neta

From the dictionary: “go tits up” – to die; to go to ruin; to fall apart.

Life can be sometimes a pain in the ass. Things do run smoothly from time to time, but there’s always a moment, even when you did everything right, when something goes terribly wrong.

So, this week that happened to me.

For months we’re planning this amazing crowdfunding campaign, where we offer my Smart Business Success System – the ultimate collection of my best LIVE business courses on video – for a fraction of their cost…

Parallel to the Crowdfunding campagin, I designed a powerful 30-Day Business Reboot Challenge, and both were supposed to beautifully run next to each other, creating synergy and supporting you in boosting your business growth this year and for the years to come.

Everything was planned to the little details.

I thought that everything was beautifully designed and executed.

Except…

That it wasn’t…

And we needed to go back to the drawing board for some parts, and missed our deadline…

Which was… today…

So… as the English say… things went “tits up”!

Of course, it’s not a nice feeling, and quite a few people were upset, and everyone had to start putting more hours, and effort…

So, in between frustrations, re-planning, scheduling, coordinating, writing texts, recording videos, giving feedback, and generally running around like a chicken without a head… I decided to take a deep breath, relax for a moment and share with you a few things to REMEMBER when things go wrong:

  1. Everything is temporary, even this
  2. What happens to you doesn’t define your happiness… It’s how you respond to what happens
  3. There are so many things, even those that seem small, that are going right in your life
  4. There are people who care about you
  5. Worrying, anger, complaining, denial do not improve the situation.

 

Here are a few things NOT TO DO, when things go wrong:

  1. Don’t panic
  2. Don’t blame and criticize (others or yourself)
  3. Don’t numb yourself (with food, alcohol, TV…)
  4. Don’t ask “what if?” and “why me?” (it’s useless and exhausting)
  5. Don’t try to control what is out of your control (a good lessons for life in general)
  6. Don’t worry about what other people think of you
  7. Don’t isolate yourself.

 

On the other hand, here are a few things to DO, when things go wrong:

  1. Remember… Life IS (accept that the situation is what it is)
  2. Make a list of what you can change, and what you can’t
  3. Adjust your goals accordingly
  4. Start small, and take one baby step at a time, but keep on moving towards your (new) goals
  5. Give yourself some TLC (tender, loving care)
  6. Meet people who support you and ask for help
  7. Help someone else in need (you’d be amazed how fast it will give you perspective)

OK… So these are the things I remembered, did and didn’t do this week to overcome the crisis.

What it means for you, is that you’ll get a surprise email next Tuesday morning (November 21) with a link to the crowdfunding campaign and a chance to get some extra great bonuses if you help us finance the Smart Business Success System early…

BUT, if you’re participating in the 30-day Business Reboot Challenge, you’ll get an email one day earlier, with an amazing bonus – my last, ever business training – Backstage Business Secrets for FREE if you support the Crowdfunding campaign on that day.

But before I go back to do what I’ve got to do to get everything ready for you…

Please take a moment and let me know in the comment box below, what do YOU do when things go wrong. It can be something I mentioned above, or something I forgot, or didn’t think of…

Let’s make this post (with your comments) the ULTIMATE RESOURCE for what to do and not do when things go wrong…

Thank you for reading and until we meet,

 

Live fully, be awesome,

Nisandeh Neta

 

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I don’t think there’s one person in your life that doesn’t have moments where things go “tits up”