The chaos factor

Aaron Ross

11 September 2017

Something i’ve been thinking about a lot lately is chaos. i used to be chaos-poor (and often bored)… and now, with businesses and kids, i’m chaos-rich (aaaaaahhhhh help me!!)

faster growth => more chaos.

or – is it the chaos that helps create the growth? maybe you need more of it if you’re not growing as fast as you wish – whether in sales, relationships or life.

it might be that you have too many “stuck” habits or patterns. a legacy sales process. a stale pitch. an employee who’s doing the minimum…

(or a relationship plateau, or unchanging eating habits…)

chaos helps break these stuck patterns…whether you like it or not.

so: when the sh_t hits the fan, embrace it. it can be in the form of a key person or customer leaving, cashflow / sales struggles, or an executive or partner breakdown. (or sickness or life issues.)

how to deal with it:

1) make a list of all the worst parts of this, and the worst that can happen. do an anxiety dump.

2) now…make a new list. what are the positive outcomes of this happening. what is the opportunity here?

keep doing this (even mentally), and it’ll help you develop a mindset of flipping chaos-created problems into growth opportunities.

you might as well learn to embrace the chaos, because it’s going to happen…you just can’t predict when or how severe it’ll be.

🙂
aaron ‘air’ ross

ps: have you seen Whiteboard Geeks video case study? they’re sitting at 11X ROI right now but almost fired us, check out their story here.

i get it. sometimes you just want to rock the pink cowgirl boots AND ariel pajamas… why limit yourself?