We’re Not Always Superheroes

Spiderman Some days, you will mess up. Some days, your product won’t work, your executive team will say something silly, your financials won’t match the desires of Wall Street, maybe you personally will do something that you regret deeply. It actually does happen.

I make mistakes. You probably do, too. Or maybe you don’t, but I sure do.

If nothing else, apologize. Then try to learn. Then try not to repeat the mistakes.

Isn’t it strange? As humans, we know this. Don’t we? But as a business, are you ready to apologize? Can you just admit what you’ve done and try to move things to the next part?

I say sorry for something every single day. Sometimes, it’s something small. Other times, it’s something bigger. What about you?

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  • http://www.thevirtualinch.ca Carrie

    I do my best, but sometimes errors happen – I make a sincere apology, try to make things right and move on. If I lose the client, it is out of my control – life is too short to hang on to things out of one’s control.

  • http://www.thevirtualinch.ca Carrie

    I do my best, but sometimes errors happen – I make a sincere apology, try to make things right and move on. If I lose the client, it is out of my control – life is too short to hang on to things out of one’s control.

  • http://www.thevirtualinch.ca Carrie

    I do my best, but sometimes errors happen – I make a sincere apology, try to make things right and move on. If I lose the client, it is out of my control – life is too short to hang on to things out of one’s control.

  • http://www.thevirtualinch.ca Carrie

    I do my best, but sometimes errors happen – I make a sincere apology, try to make things right and move on. If I lose the client, it is out of my control – life is too short to hang on to things out of one’s control.

  • http://IslandWhispers.blogspot.com/ Michelle Kafka

    Saying sorry, trying to offer a solution or make things right, and giving at least one compliment a day even to a complete stranger should be something people do eveyday. It will boost self-esteem and the smile you receive back will be the reward.

    I agree with Lisa and Beth.

  • http://IslandWhispers.blogspot.com/ Michelle Kafka

    Saying sorry, trying to offer a solution or make things right, and giving at least one compliment a day even to a complete stranger should be something people do eveyday. It will boost self-esteem and the smile you receive back will be the reward.

    I agree with Lisa and Beth.

  • http://www.netplusalliance.com industrialmom

    oh Chris, this post just got me, as I’m struggling out the door with bags, computer, backpacks and my son can’t get his boots on right, cursing and slamming doors, only to then take a deep breath and apologize to my little crew. It is a huge day in our country, and for now I am taking light of it and letting the other stuff go…

  • http://www.netplusalliance.com industrialmom

    oh Chris, this post just got me, as I’m struggling out the door with bags, computer, backpacks and my son can’t get his boots on right, cursing and slamming doors, only to then take a deep breath and apologize to my little crew. It is a huge day in our country, and for now I am taking light of it and letting the other stuff go…

  • http://www.netplusalliance.com industrialmom

    oh Chris, this post just got me, as I’m struggling out the door with bags, computer, backpacks and my son can’t get his boots on right, cursing and slamming doors, only to then take a deep breath and apologize to my little crew. It is a huge day in our country, and for now I am taking light of it and letting the other stuff go…

  • http://www.netplusalliance.com industrialmom

    oh Chris, this post just got me, as I’m struggling out the door with bags, computer, backpacks and my son can’t get his boots on right, cursing and slamming doors, only to then take a deep breath and apologize to my little crew. It is a huge day in our country, and for now I am taking light of it and letting the other stuff go…

  • http://www.netplusalliance.com industrialmom

    ps…your blog rocks

  • industrialmom

    oh Chris, this post just got me, as I’m struggling out the door with bags, computer, backpacks and my son can’t get his boots on right, cursing and slamming doors, only to then take a deep breath and apologize to my little crew. It is a huge day in our country, and for now I am taking light of it and letting the other stuff go…

  • industrialmom

    ps…your blog rocks