Episode 28: Handling major flip-out moments in your business

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Ups and downs are a natural part of the entrepreneurial journey – but what about when something REALLY BAD happens? You know – one of those major disasters that makes you panic as you feel like your whole business could fall apart. In today’s episode, I talk about a few of my flip-out moments and suggest several more constructive ways to handle them.


  • 3 questions to ask yourself during a disaster (2:28)
  • Why PayPal froze my account – and how I got it back (3:00)
  • When hundreds of my opt-ins went into a black hole (6:15)
  • My website migration nightmare (9:40)
  • When my whole membership/sales system went down (14:40)
  • One habit that can save you during unexpected disasters (17:00)


  • Cyfe – the business dashboard I use to get a quick glance at my stats
  • OptinMonster – the excellent and very customizable pop-up program I use
  • LeadPages – my backup system for collecting opt-ins