Plan ‘A’ not working? Don’t worry, you still have ‘B’ through to ‘Z’
I’m sure you’ve all noticed that in business and in life, things are subject to change at any moment, as recent history has shown us. One minute everything is going exactly to plan and then the universe decides to throw a spanner in the works.
If you don’t develop a resilient mindset when this happens, and you don’t develop the ability to change direction quickly, then there’s the danger you will sink.
Now I know what I’m talking about here. Coaching isn’t my only business. I have two more – and they’re both Gyms. Both currently closed due to Covid19 and with no
set return date as yet.
So I could have thrown my hands up in the air and given up (which I know others have done) but I can tell you right now, I haven’t come this far, to only come this far.
Immediately when this happened, we came up with a Plan B. Then we came up with a Plan C and D and are currently working on E through to Z 😉 We’ve worked on plans covering multiple different scenarios for both now and when we re-open. Nothing is being left to chance and because of that we’re going to be okay.
And it’s not just business right? Our Personal lives often take a battering if we don’t develop the capacity to make changes and while I’m not saying it’s an easy mindset to develop, it’s certainly not impossible.
The point is you have to be open to the fact that there are many different possibilities for so many different situations, but, if you allow yourself to be frozen by fear then it’s likely you won’t see anything past Plan A.
Always remember when things don’t go according to plan, change things, change your plan, change your direction, change your mindset – change what you have to, to stay on track because there’s always a way.