Entrepreneurs Thrive on Resilience | Don Dalrymple Executive Business Coach

A key differentiator in the marketplace and a way you can compete is to be more resilient than the next person. Resilience comes from both resolve and determination to stick things out when you don’t see an answer, or if you do see an answer, keeping on course until you see the outcome you want materialize.

You may need help to see clearly, get conviction around what you believe and then taking action. Resilience will make you different than those around you used to things being comfortable, defined or secure.

Your own resilience is becoming critical in a world of too much noise. You have to stand out.

Developing resilience comes through life experiences. Here are some ways you can increase yours:

  1. Meet regularly with a business or life coach and get clarity about what is in front of you.
  2. Own the decisions you make. Don’t look back. Write down your decisions either to yourself or emails to your team. Committing makes you have to back your decisions which builds conviction.
  3. Push a little farther in your work. If you say you’re going to deliver something, learn to do a little extra. Create surprises and delights. You have to stick with the work, perhaps not even getting credit, but it will go a long way in seeing something through to the end and then some more.
  4. Take a little longer with people. See if you can study what motivates people. Don’t react in emotionally charged situations. Observe the behaviors you see. You will be learning to subdue your emotions and analyze reality.

There is a lot of work and self-restraint when it comes to resilience.

However, the reward comes from seeing things through regardless of difficulty and circumstance. It’s an entrepreneurial trait that pays dividends as you learn to achieve milestones along the way of success.

How can you be more resilient?


Originally published at dondalrymple.com on October 19, 2016.