Category Archives: Learning

5 Things I love about being a Marketing Coach

“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life”
– Harvey MacKay

  1. I get to learn something new every day
  2. I am blessed to work with a variety of talented, dedicated and passionate people
  3. I am blessed to be able to “fill in some gaps” where small business owners need it
  4. I am blessed to take my 20+ years experience and help entrepreneurs
  5. I am blessed to have passion for what I do and I love doing it!

Tell me what you do and why you love doing it!

~KK

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The art of handling “bad” news

 Oh No!

When you get bad news what do you do?  Do you look for the downside or for the upside?  It is very difficult to look for the upside in things when you lose a client, lose revenue or lose a strategic partner.  Sometimes there is no upside – at least not one that is very apparent.

I believe everything happens for a reason – even in business.

  • Sometimes a client leaves to make room for a new client or clients that you may not even know are coming down the pipeline
  • Sometimes you lose revenue from one source to gain it back thorough another
  • Sometimes you lose revenue to prompt you to cut expenses
  • Sometimes you lose a strategic partner because they were not as strategic as you thought they were
  • Sometimes things fail because you were simply supposed to do something different

No matter which role in my life: small business owner; wife; mother; volunteer or friend I try to receive “bad” news by looking for the upside or the lesson behind the turn of events.  It has been my experience that many times there is a lesson I am supposed to learn through the “bad” experiences.  I seem to learn the hard way – sometimes I have to get knocked upside the head to realize I need to make a change.

Is your head hard too?
How do you handle “bad” news in business?

-KK


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