COMING UP FAST: A SECTION FOR ENTREPRENEURS - Stressbuster - Nobody's perfect

COMING UP FAST: A SECTION FOR ENTREPRENEURS - Stressbuster - Nobody's perfect - Mistakes are inevitable in the world of entrepreneurship. The challenge is to turn them to your advantage.

by GAEL LINDENFIELD, author and lecturer, www.gael-lindenfield.com
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Mistakes are inevitable in the world of entrepreneurship. The challenge is to turn them to your advantage.

CONTROL YOUR PANIC RESPONSE. Calm your pulse with deep breathing rather than a dose of caffeine.

ELIMINATE SELF-PUTDOWNS - they won't help you think rationally. Instead, calmly re-state the facts (eg, this is only my first mistake of the day/week/month).

WRITE A LIST - about anything. Even noting all the rectangular objects in the room forces the brain to think logically.

IDENTIFY WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT. Swallow your pride and discuss the mistake with a more senior colleague

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