Who is your go-to person when your business day is falling apart?

We all have those moments, days, weeks, or sometimes months, when things fall apart.  And that happens regularly if you’re pushing the edge in your new business.  That’s a good thing.

But…you need to have someone you can trust to be there when it occasionally all comes crashing down or falls apart.

Why?  Because your business needs you to be on your game, to stay in action, to demonstrate resilience to your employees, contractors, customers, allies, investors, and partners.  And to do that effectively, YOU need some personal and professional backup.

That go-to person may be someone who can help you brainstorm on recovery for your business – maybe you lost a co-founder, or a critical team member, or a big customer – they can help you think about it and explore all the options in ways you can’t do with your team right away.

Or you may need a go-to person to help you personally recover from what may feel like is a blow to your confidence.  You may want that personal connection first or instead of the professional approach.

The key: know yourself and what you’ll need.

Then look for the type of person who you can call when the stuff hits the fan.

As leader and CEO you need to be there for your business and your team – critical to that is having a backup for yourself. 

Take a moment, right now, and think about who you have for your go-to person or go-to people.  Picture them and the situation.  Have you connected with them recently before there’s a crisis to keep them in the loop of your life and your business?  Do they know how important their role is in your life and the life of your business?

Take some time this week to identify some go-to people for yourself.

If you already have one or some, take a few minutes this week to let them know what they mean to you and what impact they’re having on your life and all the people’s lives your business touches – they’ll appreciate knowing.

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He doesn’t set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles… they do not flock; you find them one at a time.”   – Unknown

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