Keep Calm and Carry On

By Posted in - Uncategorized on July 7th, 2010 0 Comments

Not too long ago, I asked Full Circle PR’s business coach (Jim Laseter in Charlotte, N.C. – someone whom I would recommend to anyone who is trying to keep a laser-beam focus on their business goals): How do business owners get through the tough times? They’ll eventually come – in some way, shape or form.  And even if we don’t know yet what that looks like, I wanted to know as business owners what Liza and I could do (if anything) to prepare beforehand.

Coach Jim’s reply: Resiliency. It’s the one thing all business owners must have.  He even wrote a blog post about it.

We never really know what is quite around the corner, do we?  Something wonderful or challenging can happen to us at any moment.  And I like the idea that having this characteristic can set us up for success no matter what.

Our friends upstairs at Brains on Fire have a pretty cool space with lots of items that are excellent conversation starters (the Bigfoot replica among one of them!).  And as I was walking by last week, I saw a new poster hanging above someone’s desk.  It simply read, “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

I love the simplicity in this powerful message.  And as I have had time to reflect on resilient people around me, it occurs to me that they are void of knee-jerk reactions and doom-and-gloom attitudes, yet keep forging on to achieve their goals.

What company, brand or business leader comes to mind when you think of the word “resilient?”  We’d love to know!

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