How Confronting Your Life and Business Can Give You More Power

Do you know that your ability to confront issues can give you an incredible amount of power?

Many people stick their heads in the sand, like an ostrich. They see a problem and they run from it instead of dealing with it or handling it.

You could be experiencing a problem in your household, your business, or just a problem that you are facing internally with yourself. Your inability to confront that situation makes it snowball and pile up making it even more difficult and challenging to handle.

Imagine it as if you are a hoarder. You keep things and you keep them forever. You never purge or get rid of them. It is the same idea with confronting your problems.

I will give you an example. I was doing a coaching session with one of my clients and he had a good problem of going from $30,000 a month all the way up to $90,000 a month. Great problem, right? Well, kind of, because now he’s busy, over worked, and his team is stressed. So he is covering payroll, but he is having some challenges.

So I said,

“Look, if it’s stressing you out, straining you and creating the problem of having no time with your family, well there are some things we need to do. Number one, do you know your household breakeven and your business breakeven?”

and he said,

“No, I have never done that.”

If you don’t already know, a household and business breakeven are basically just a summary of how much money you need for your household to exist and how much money you need for your business to exist.

Believe it or not most businesses that I sit down with never take the time to figure that out. So even though they are making more money, they don’t know if they are actually making a profit.

If you are in business and your are making money but your not making a profit, you don’t have a business, you have a hobby.

So I sat down with my client and gave him a basic formula to do a business breakeven and it immediately made him relax a little. You could see his shoulders relax a bit, but he also knew he still had to do the work part of it.

I just said to him,

“Over the next seven days, I want you to face your finances and lets start really talking about what you can do.”

So what you can do in your life to start confronting things, whether it’s finances, your boss, a coworker or even your spouse is start with something small that you need to confront and work your way up.

Your ability to raise your level of confront will drastically change how you interact with people around you.

What will happen is you will have people that will come to you that you can tell are uncomfortable and you will be comfortable in that situation, and you have more power because you raised your ability to confront it.

One of the most powerful things you can do to start is simply write down one thing you can confront in your life right now. Let me know in the comment section. Just the act of writing it will start to change your level of comfort because confronting is just:

“The ability to be comfortable with.”

I would love to see what kind of things your going to be confronting this week in your life and your business.