What do you do when **** hits the fan?

In this week’s episode, co-hosts Dr. Michael Bugg and Dr. Jonathan Leicht visit the subject of handling adversity in business.

Chock full with personal vulnerability, this episode pulls back the curtain on handling adversity with commentary on:

  • The real world responses to adversity for Dr. Jonathan Leicht in his Operational roles, including compartmentalization of emotions, trying to win, and over-communicating
  • How response to adversity changes over time with experience
  • How different people view adversity and conflict
  • The real world responses to adversity for Dr. Michael Bugg in his Real Estate business, including entering “silent-mode”, getting emotional and losing rationality, and shelving the problem
  • Adversity is almost always worse in the moment than in the long run
  • Ask empowering questions like “what can I do about this?” and recognizing what’s inside (and outside) of our control
  • Don’t avoid adversity
  • Tips and ideas for becoming better at handling adversity

Adversity is going to happen whether we like it or not, so how do we best handle it?

There’s no easy answer, but we’re working to improve in this area and hope this conversation will help you do the same!

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– Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM