What’s The Secret? 3 Strategies for Handling the Unexpected

What do we do when the unexpected happens? Being an entrepreneur comes with high stress, where we spend a lot of our time not knowing if things are going to work out. It’s important for successful entrepreneurs to stay grounded and know how to handle these unexpected hurdles, especially in the business world. But how do we handle when these unexpected things come at you from the outside world? Today, Tom shares three major strategies for handling the occasional curve-ball life throws at you: create and stick to your routines, exercise regularly, and lean on your trusted support network for guidance through a tough time.

“There is nothing wrong with asking for help in our personal lives when unexpected things happen.”

– Tom Gaddis

In This Episode:

  • Sometimes life will throw you curveballs. It’s okay to feel your feelings and honor them for a time. If you’re really struggling with something unexpected, reach out for help. There is nothing wrong with asking for help in our personal lives when something unexpected happens.
  • Tom relays three pivotal strategies for handling whatever unexpected stuff life throws at you. Coordinate and stick to a routine. Whether that is in the morning, in the evening, or before you start working– create a routine, double down, and do it all the time, even, and ESPECIALLY when you don’t want to.
  • Exercise! You don’t need to be a bodybuilder to exercise. Even quick daily walks to get your body moving and blood flowing will go a long way in handling the unexpected.
  • Find people you can trust that have been through what you’re going through and turn to them for support. Cultivate a support network of trusted friends, mentors, colleagues, or professionals that you can turn to when life throws you those curve-balls.



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Tom Gaddis

Attended the School of Hard Knocks. A former restaurant manager in Oklahoma, Tom always wanted to be self-employed and free from the butt-smooching of the corporate world. He wanted success bad enough that he picked up his family, including two small children and moved to beautiful Maui, Hawaii. Starting from zero, Tom embarked on building a local marketing consulting business. And promptly fell on his face! It seems Hawaiians were lovely people, until you tried to sell them something! But he persevered and learned from his mistakes. Today he's arguably one of the most successful in his niche and expecting to grow over 100% this year alone.

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