Times are uncertain. (Newsflash: times have ALWAYS been uncertain.) Granted, things are a bit shaky now. Taking care of yourself and keeping yourself focused and motivated is one positive way to make the world better because you were here for awhile.
Whether you are an individual or a company, these tips will help you create some stability for yourself and those who count on you:
Get Clear: What matters to you now? What doesn’t matter all that much? If you could sit down and write your story, what would it be? What are the desired outcomes? Where should you Focus? Who are the people you want in your life? What do you want to be doing with your skills and talents? If you are a company, what value are you bringing to the party?
Re-Invent: The clarion call these days is this: What used to work DOESN”T. I see that in my business, and I’m seeing it in closed shops and empty warehouses across town. Don’t panic – THINK. What do people need that you’ve got? What do you need to learn to provide that to them? What are your action steps to take you to a new way of operating? What can you do right now without a huge expenditure? What funds do you have to help you do what you need to do?
Simplify: What do you need to stop doing? What can you let go of? What can you sell or give away? Where can you be more efficient? What processes are keeping you from being productive? What actions take too much time? Have you let the internet run your life? (Email, internet, online chats, games…) What systems and new habits can you put in place to manage that?
Be Present: While you are wrestling with uncertainty, confusion, overwhelm, and business & personal concerns — Life is passing you by. Each day is a choice. Each breath is life. Holing up in your windowless office, burying your head in work, beating your head against the wall are all self-defeating and life-sucking activities. Do what you can with what you have. But make sure you take time for YOU. Make sure you take time for the people you love before they are gone.
Life turns on a dime. How long do you think you have?
It might be a hairy ride today. But as my buddies at Handlebar J’s say, “Every day above ground is a good one.” Make the most of what you have, and Remember Who You Are.
Happy Birthday America!
Happy Fourth of July Everyone!
Take care and be safe this weekend!
Beth and the Team
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