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Episode 993

Overcoming Curveballs: Navigating Challenges for Success in Your Cleaning Business: Episode 993


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Episode 993 – Overcoming Curveballs: Navigating Challenges for Success in Your Cleaning Business


Today, we’re joined by Suzanne Bandick, a mindset coach, and Lindsay Bjorklund to explore the concept of curveballs after making significant decisions in your cleaning business. Curveballs are those unexpected challenges that arise just when you thought you were on the right track. We’ll discuss how to handle these situations and stay focused on your goals.

The Curveball Phenomenon:

Lindsay and Suzanne start by acknowledging that curveballs are an inevitable part of life, especially after making significant decisions. They illustrate this with a scenario where a business owner commits to growing their cleaning business, only to lose a major client the very next day. This unfortunate event can cause panic and self-doubt, making the business owner question their initial decision.

Seeing Curveballs as Opportunities:

Suzanne, being a mindset coach, points out that curveballs offer two perspectives: seeing them as a sign to back off or as an opportunity to grow. It’s essential to remind yourself of the reasons you made the initial decision and evaluate if the curveball changes those reasons. In most cases, it won’t. Instead of retreating to your comfort zone, view the curveball as an opportunity to address weaknesses and propel yourself forward.

Finding Strength in the Face of Adversity:

Lindsay shares her tendency to panic in such situations, despite her experience with mindset coaching. Suzanne reassures her that it’s normal to feel scared when stepping out of one’s comfort zone. She emphasizes the importance of making new decisions and thinking differently. Instead of reverting to the old ways, ask yourself, “Will this move me closer to my goal or farther away?”

Understanding the Lessons in Curveballs:

Suzanne explains that curveballs often reveal deeper truths. Losing a client might highlight a core value mismatch or reveal unprofitable business relationships. These challenges can become powerful learning experiences and guide you toward a more fulfilling path.

Steps to Overcoming Curveballs:
To handle curveballs effectively, Suzanne and Lindsay offer practical steps:

  1. Write Down Your Goals: List the reasons you made your initial decision and why it’s essential to achieve those goals.
  2. Evaluate the Curveball: Ask yourself if the curveball changes any of your reasons for making the decision. In most cases, it won’t.
  3. Seek Support: Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who have faced similar challenges. Find a community that can uplift and support you.
  4. Embrace Change: Realize that growth comes from embracing change and overcoming obstacles. True success stems from hard work and determination.


Curveballs are a natural part of life, and they don’t have to derail your progress. Embrace them as opportunities for growth and learning. Stay focused on your goals and surround yourself with a supportive community. Remember, you have the strength and capability to overcome any challenges that come your way. Keep moving forward, and success will follow.
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