I’m riding in a car with the five other smal lbusiness owners that make up my C3 Forum group. We’re headed to central Michigan for our annual retreat. I’ve been in this group for well over a decade. We’ve watched each other’s businesses grow (and shrink) over the years. Times are hard on many of us right now, which explains why we’re driving to Michigan instead of flying somewhere warm.
As we catch up on the happenings in our lives since we were last together, it hits me that we are a group that has learned to take things in stride. We all have happy home lives. We’re productive, contributing members of society. And we could start over in our business lives if we had to.
Times are tough, but you don’t have to let it get you down. In the end, each of us gets to choose how we feel about things.