Now is the time

Working for yourself can be challenging, especially during a pandemic that threatens to ruin most of the prospective business you’ve been cultivating during the past few months.

It’s definitely a challenge and for those in a position to do so, it can be the signal to close down the business completely, cease trading, shut up shop and seek out other ‘opportunities.’

For those of us prepared to look a little further ahead, past the chaos, to the brighter path, how do we actualise, keep the passion and sight of goals when such turmoil continues about us?

Personally, I try to appreciate a healthy work-life balance with a number of priorities outside of business scheduled each week. I’m grateful for the network of real friends and like-minded colleagues in the business. It’s these relationships I’ve cultivated through the years that prove important and these certainly come to the fore in challenging times such as now.

The fraternity is a great place to engage peers, ‘chew the fat’ and ultimately seek out new opportunities. Today though, the emotional connection will take you further in business than at almost any time in living memory.

With livelihoods at stake, global uncertainty and those once very real prospects not now so available, it’s times like now the value of your network is realised.

Networking? In a pandemic? 

I do hear you, hang in there …

We do what we can when the going gets tough. Tough times call for challenges to be met, it is definitely not the time to change course or career. During a challenging business climate the time to display the skills, the capabilities you have in your chosen profession is now. It’s the time to be bold, choose your allies and seek collaboration, ask for help in the pursuit of your chosen goal.

Now is a great time to consolidate your reputation.

Networking is great for business when ‘people buy from people.’

Published by charlie kenny

I love the coast and in particular, the area in which I live, the North East of England. It's an uncomplicated life, for the past twelve years I've been away from the 'big smoke' ... and the decision to relocate my business to the North has been the best move of my career. So far. I am a writer and have a lifetime of experience in publishing and personal development. I now consider myself a specialist in helping my clients with memoirs - that could entail a biography, or simply bringing diary pages to life. I tend not to advertise my business, word of mouth has always been kind so it's no surprise that I do spend a couple of days per week networking. Peer collaboration can be very rewarding. Therefore, if you'd like to join me fortnightly for Wednesday ZOOM or either Tuesday or Thursday for (in-person) morning coffee, please get in touch. I'd love to meet you and perhaps help in any way possible. Thank you for stopping by the website. engage, develop, grow ... with Go!

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