Ever receive a letter from the IRS and dread opening it for fear it contains something negative? How about dreading the “we need to talk” speech with a significant other? Given the economic conditions, many of us have encountered the boss and the head of HR at the office door about to let you know you are no longer part of the company’s future. No one likes these situations. Many of us spend our lives trying to avoid them but the honest truth is that adversity is a natural part of life and small business growth.