“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth!” ~ Mike Tyson
This famous quote was seen in HD this weekend at the Oscars as Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for an inappropriate joke about Jada. Chris took it like a champ, so to speak, but trust that the internet took this moment and ran with it. From Memes to reenacted clips, no stone was left unturned. There were even songs made within 24 hours. Ah…but there were some great business lessons in all this too.
Now while we can’t plan for everything, we can plan on how to recover from a hit. A hit in business can be clients leaving, clients not making payments, or even your business not getting enough clients. This is not the part of business that most people want to plan for…but should plan for. Think about the three things I just shared and how they could have prepared businesses for the shift that happened during Covid.
In this episode I share not so much about to the Oscars slap of 2022 but more about how you can prepare for a hit you don’t see coming. It’s easy to get comfortable as an entrepreneur…it’s also dangerous at times.
Have you ever had an unexpected hit in your business? Talk about, think about but most importantly you should learn from it.
With over ten years of writing, Altovise uses her platforms to create opportunities for women to have their voices heard. Founder of the World Voice League, she educates and empowers through courses, a weekly accountability call, blogging, books, and the #SpeakEasy Podcast.