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.
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.’