You’re trying to run a business while you’re going through a discombobulating divorce or separation. What can you do to keep your business afloat – and your employees and customers happy – while you’re embroiled in a struggle that could last months, if not years?
As an entrepreneur, you’ve often had to fall back on your own resources to solve problems in your company. Apply that same spirit to your divorce related questions. To be resourceful, aim to outthink your problems by keeping a written daily journal. You may already have a journal that you use to contemplate problems in your business. If you don’t, it’s easy to get started. Here are strategies to leverage your journal to get better results:
Ask yourself questions and answer them. Here are questions to ponder:
- “What can I do to minimize the impact of my divorce on my business?”
- “Can my team take over certain responsibilities, while I’m off at court or just struggling emotionally with the situation?”
- “What are the worst case scenarios for the divorce, with respect to my business, and what can I do to anticipate them and mitigate against them?”
Get clear about what’s going on in your relationship right now.
Try to be a reporter. Strive to be objective, and write down exactly what’s true about your business now. Keep emotion out of it. Just get the facts down on the page.
Flesh out your ideal future.
What is the end game? When all is said and done with respect your divorce and child custody battle, what will your “best” future look like, one year from now? Five years from now? Don’t worry about how you’re going to get there. First, create a vision. Then work backwards (in your journal) to connect your current objective reality to your ideal vision.
For help with your divorce, connect with the team here at the Toussaint Law Firm, PC to schedule a free, strategic case evaluation.