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Train Yourself For Chaos

Train Yourself For Chaos

When I began starting businesses, I used to try to get everything to run smoothly. That’s what I was trained to do in business school. Their educational mission was to teach us to get everyone and everything to work perfectly in business. Nice concept on paper.

In real life, nothing ever runs perfectly. Once I was in the real business world, something or someone was always going wrong. People would screw up. Materials wouldn’t be delivered on time. Customers wouldn’t pay their bills. Nothing seemed to work smoothly – the way I thought they would if I worked at it hard enough. I spent all my time putting out fires and frustrated myself to no end. Eventually, I quit trying to train myself to handle things perfectly, because perfection so rarely happened.

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