I got another curve ball the other night. On Day 32 I wrote about my grandfather being ill and how I had traveled many miles to see him in the hospital. On Day 34 I wrote about how I was reassessing my goals and getting started on a new free product and a paid product. Minutes after I hit the ‘Publish’ button for that post I received a phone call that my grandfather had passed away. Since that call I have been absent from my business as I grieved, traveled to attend his funeral and traveled back home.
Impact of Personal Issues on Business
I don’t necessarily like to share this kind of personal information. Though I have a blog where I open up my business endeavors for all to see, I am way more guarded with my private life. I bring this personal issue up because it has impacted my business growth and deadlines that I had set for myself.
Stressed and Frustrated
At this point, I feel like I should be a lot further along by now in my business and that can feel discouraging and disappointing. I could easily let this set me back and give up. It wouldn’t be the first time.
Not going to happen. I will acknowledge that I feel a couple of weeks behind and go ahead and pick up where I left off. I will try my best to make up for lost time.
The Show Must Go On
I have no intentions to stop the challenge. In fact, I am more determined to make it happen. I wanted to open up about this because things like this happen. Unexpected things will come your way, and you have to pause and address them as best you can and then get right back up and hit it hard again.
I’m hoping that down the road, this bump in the road will provide an example of how you can quickly recover from a setback and still come out on top.