If you are really good at what you do, big will hit. And, when big hits, it’s all about handling big instead of allowing big to handle you. We can all name a few famous people who were big but could not handle big. Well this phenomenon does not only apply to successful people. In fact, it applies more to those who are on the road to big.
In business, once you reach a certain plateau, the amount of people you are interacting with and the level of publicity that you receive launches you into a new realm of regulations, criticisms, responsibilities. Your perceived water tight system that propelled you to that new level now springs a leak. As you cross the barrier from level of current potential to a higher level of potential, you
interact with more people and open yourself up to more scrutiny.
Your challenge may come from financial reporting requirements or from managing, dealing with employee concerns, or from partnership disputes. These things are not new and the universe is not trying to get back at you for eating the last cookie in the box. These things happen to all that rise to new levels of success.
Here are things NOT to do:
– Let it keep you up at night
– Let it worry you to the point that you put your stabilizing relationships in harm’s way
– Let it worry you to the point where you become sick from not eating or eating too much.
Here are things TO do:
– Handle it
– Determine which problems if solved first will remove others
– Put aside 30 minutes every day to do a non-thinking activity (walk or swim)
– Do a repetitive activity for an hour a day (prune your backyard trees).
– Do break problems into little portions and begin to push each portion forward every day
Always remember that higher level problems are solved in 10 stages verses one phone call. Through it all, you are living your dream and accomplishing the things that make life worth living. This is the price of being a lion and no one gets a pass.