It has been a few months since I sent out my last Newsletter. The reason for that lapse (I usually send them out every month) was that there was a serious digital problem with my website.
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It turns out that there was an attack, a “hack attack”, made on my webmaster’s server which caused significant problems. I could not access my electronic or digital “stuff” (my website was compromised) and was therefore unable to do the things I would normally do in my business.
To say the least it was frustrating. However, it got me thinking about the way things really happen.
The idea that we try to predict what will happen and organize our lives around those predictions is a human trait. To use the old cliché, we are creatures of habit. It is how function. We create routines and depend on them to keep us centered and composed.
What happens to us when things do not go according to plan? How do we react when we slam into a wall of opposition or are suddenly faced with unpredictable events? Do we let ourselves become overwhelmed and panic or do we get a grip and adjust to circumstances?
In this month’s Newsletter I discuss ways you can handle a sudden crisi...
How To Handle A Crisis
I would never suggest that anyone spends his time obsessing about what things could go wrong in life. It is a useless waste of energy and can create a lack of action bordering on paralysis.
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However, creating contingency plans or ways to think and act should something take an unexpected turn can keep you functioning smoothly under difficult circumstances.
This idea is really another way of “looking ahead” or planning for the future. It can apply to relationships as easily as it applies to business.
Spouses having problems with their relationship will often become frustrated, angry or even depressed. If there is a breakdown in communication leaving partners unable to express themselves without feeling threatened or misunderstood, there is trauma to the relationship and the couple is in crisis.
Planning ahead for this type of event may seem a little morbid and negative to some couples who are getting along just fine. However it can be a useful exercise to consider what you should do if there was such a breakdown.
Here are some tips to help you manage through a crisis.