So, what can you do when the world around you implodes, and you can’t see how to pick up the pieces from the COVID-19 disaster? Most are worried about the future of their business, frozen up and unsure what and how to react and transition to a new style of business which will work into the future?
If you have to start from scratch again, don’t despair. Look at the experience you have to do better and avoid mistakes. You don’t learn how to run a successful business overnight, or out of a book. When in doubt, go with your highest point of clarity, using what you have.
Unfortunately, none of us lives in a perfect world. It is lived here and now, with the reality of the way things are. By all means, you can hope or a better tomorrow, but, you must successfully deal with the world as it is today. Amid all the pain, there’s some good news coming in. Opportunities are exposed and will continue to be for those who look for them.
Now is the time to go all out and push harder.
While you don’t have to be super aggressive, you definitely shouldn’t hide in your bunker either. With your race to the future it’s ‘ready, set then go’, but you don’t have to bust a gut.
One of the best things you can be doing for your business and your customers during the COVID-19 disaster is to be present and active in the market. Come together with your colleagues and find creative and innovative ways to serve your customers better. It’s an opportunity to step up our game and show up better than ever for our customers with better experiences and better services.
Now you have your finances under control, what simple steps can you take top start to move your business forward. It won’t be easy, and you will have to put in the hours. Nothing good will come out of it without a super effort, but try and keep it to 50 hours a week as your family and friends need you and you don’t want your health to suffer.
Prioritise and focus during the COVID-19 disaster
Instead of trying to solve a lot of unknowns, it’s a good idea, to prioritise and focus on what is critical and essential for you and your family. Remember, it’s not just your ideas; it’s your ability to execute.
- Define the issues you have to face during the COVID-19 disaster.
- Find the new market-fit for your products and services.
- Find out how to manage activities better in uncertain times.
- Become more creative and innovative.
- Learn how to generate new opportunities and address the old ones.
Start by assessing what’s going on externally and internally. Stop me if none of it makes sense or you want to make a change. However, before anything else estimate how long you think this crisis is going to last? Take time to reassess all your assumptions about the future, because many of them could need to have a different trajectory.
While we hope economic conditions will improve, they rarely do without innovation and constant development at an individual business level. Nothing stays the same when you want to make progress and succeed.
Big Ideas and opportunities are everywhere. Most people think if they sit and stare at the ceiling long enough, a big idea or opportunity will magically pop into your head. But successful people know better. They know that to come up with a big idea or occasion, you need to always be on the lookout. You never know when the ‘lightbulb moment’ is going to come on in your head.
Did you know that people who practice simple goal setting are much more successful than those who don’t? Contact us, and we will send you a copy of our One-Page Business Plan and help you to make some sense of what is needed. https://faqsupport.com.au/contact-us/
“Show me a goal with no challenge or risk, and I’ll show you a goal which is not worth your time and resources”. Peter sergeant