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Itâs so easy to get caught up in trying to control every detail of your business. But if youâre trying to be real, be human, then control is all an illusion.
Part of being human is being messy, unpredictable, and wrong sometimes. Part of being a human-centered business is accepting messiness, being OK with unpredictability, and admitting when you are wrong.
Thereâs a scene in the Steve Martin movie Parenthood where the grandma compares life to a rollercoaster—you can either be terrified or thrilled by the ups and downs. And itâs the same way in business. When a deal doesnât go your way, or a key employee decides to leave, or the power goes out at your data center (yeah that happens), you get to choose how to react. Choose grace and humor, and everybody wins.
Here are three ways to enjoy the rollercoaster:
1. Surround yourself with others who are thrilled.
2. Fasten your seatbelt (be sure you are as prepared as you can be, with options).
3. Remind yourself every day that the only thing you can control is your own attitude.
Author’s Bio: Rosemary OâNeill is an insightful spirit who works for social strata — a top ten company to work on the Internet. Check out their blog. You can find her on Twitter as @rhogroupee