Anne Bachrach (USA)

Entrepreneurs are often juggling multiple stressful situations and if you let stress take over your life, you’re going to burn out and lose passion for your business. Overcoming difficult issues with ease is an art that can be learned, simply by identifying effective strategies for dealing with difficult situations. Once you learn the basics, you can implement them, in any difficult situation, to help you reach your desired end result.

Here are 6 strategies to help you deal with difficult situations.

  1. Take it One Step at a Time

Approach your workload one step at a time. When you are juggling multiple hot issues, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, but taking it one step at a time is one of the best strategies for dealing with difficult situations. Start with the most pressing issue, and then break it down into small manageable increments.

Although you may be up against a deadline, it’s important to keep things in perspective.  Deal with the most pressing issues that cannot be delayed or postponed. The projects that can be delayed without much damage should be dealt with secondarily. Make phone calls to the necessary contact(s) to inform them the task will be slightly behind schedule. Apologise for the inconvenience and ensure the contact that you will deliver the task as soon as it is complete.

  1. Focus on the Goal

When you are dealing with a stressful situation, it’s important not to over dramatize. Instead of agonizing about the situation, focus on the desired end result. Focusing on the end goal is one of the key strategies for dealing with difficult situations because it helps prevent you from getting caught up in the stress and anxiety. When you remain focused and calm, you work more efficiently.

Source: iCN Issue 27  (Using NLP in Coaching); pages 35-37

About Anne Bachrach

Anne Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™.  She has over 23 years of experience training and coaching.  Business owners and entrepreneurs who utilize Anne’s proven systems and processes work less, make more money, and have a more balanced and successful life. Anne is the author of the books, Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit. Go to get 3 FREE gifts, including a special report on 10 Power Tips for Getting Focused, Organized, and Achieving Your Goals Now.  Join the FREE Silver Inner Circle Membership today and receive 10% off on all products and services, in addition to having access to assessments and resources to help you achieve your goals so you can experience a more balanced and successful life.