Yesterday Canadians went to the polls, cast their ballots, then waited to see how we would be governed. As with most things political, there was a lot of negativity. It’s normal, but it doesn’t have to be like that.

Imagine the same thing happening in your business. Instead of trying to convince people to elect your party or candidate, you’re trying to convince people to do business with you. What do you do when you’re not successful?

Sure, you can slag the purchaser for making a stupid decision. Or you might sully the successful vendor saying they’re of horrible character and they lied about their terrible product. Sound familiar?

What’s probably more helpful is to realize that despite the setback, you woke up on the green side of the grass. The sun still rose. All around you, life goes on as it normally does.

Yes, you suffered a setback, but today’s a new day. It’s a chance to start again, to build your brand, to reshape how people see you, to improve your product, your customer service, your attitude.

Failure is an opportunity to see your weaknesses. When you know what’s wrong, you can adjust and improve. Take the chance to start again.

As in politics, so too in business 🙂