How to Recover from “Oh Sh!t” Moments in Business

We’ve all had that ‘oh sh!t” moment, right? I mean, after all, everyone makes mistakes. If you haven’t made one yet, well, it’s coming. Life happens. Mistakes happen. But then what? What happens after you make (the inevitable) mistake is going to be what sets you apart. When you own up to the mistakes that you make, even if it costs you, it will help propel your business forward. It may cost you money today, but the consequences of a cover-up could haunt you the rest of your career. Tom Tezak is here for another Tip Tuesday episode of the podcast, sharing how owning your mistakes helps you mitigate the potential repercussions.

Highlights of this episode:

  • Everyone makes mistakes! If you haven’t made one yet, get ready, because it’s coming.
  • Things happen – when you’re balancing multiple deals, working off multiple checklists, something can get missed.
  • What response could you have to a mistake? You could try to cover your butt.
  • Own up to your mistake! It’s hard to get mad at someone who owns up to what they’ve done.
  • You want to be known as “the guy who did the right thing” rather than the person who tried to blame someone else.
  • We’re in this for the long haul: one deal is not going to make or break us; one mistake is not going to make or break us.
  • I’ve been there, done that, and know that sometimes you just gotta write the check.
  • Just be honest: it will be better for your health, business, and your life in the long run.

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