A lock-down is not the end of the world.

What to do when you’re in a ‘lock-down’?

Today, with aa lock-down it feels like the world is in serious trouble as COVID-19 spreads out of control around the globe. Business owners and corporate leaders alike find themselves in uncharted waters in dealing with the virus. They have many questions about containing the spread among their workforces, and how to care for them when they become sick.

Most are thinking about how to work with customers and suppliers and how to interact with the public safely. Many are already struggling to keep the doors open as consumer behaviour shifts radically. But, know there’s a power within you that’s greater than any circumstance, situation or disorder.

Who is designated to think ahead and develop a cohesive plan for the future of your business? For some, it will be the end of their business career, but many can avoid closing and indeed thrive the crisis as it passes.

People are scared, and the number one way they react is to stop trying. Planning helps as you won’t miss something while working under stress. It’s difficult, but three things matter:

  • You must stop and pause to think calmly and constructively.
  • You must project your thoughts beyond the lockdown.
  • Wellness is not only about how you feel; it’s how you interact with the world.

We’re in this together. It might be a scary time right now, with uncertainty lingering, and many of us still adjusting to a new reality of working remotely. Now, more than ever, it’s time to stick together and help each other through this.

A lock-down doesn’t mean you have to lock everything up.

During lock-down help others as you would like them to help you.

Do everything you can to support others through this time. Together, we’re going to make it through this unprecedented period of uncertainty. We’re with you. We realise our loved ones, and those we lead are observing our attitude right now. They are seeing and feeling if we genuinely practise gratitude, compassion, faith, hope and leadership.

At this time, I’m guessing your top priority is to protect what you have: your family, your health, and your income generation. Like most people, you have no interest in doing anything other than hunkering down, focusing on the essentials, and riding out the crisis.

However, there is one step you can take, which most people won’t for some reason or another. That step is to find a quiet place to relax, think, and reflect on your predicament and look at planning your skills training for the future.

It might be hard to focus on training while you are in lock-down and coping with problems and worry doesn’t help, but it could well be the most important thing you and your stakeholders do. Sitting on your hands wishing and hoping is not a good strategy.

Let the lock-down prepare you for change.

COVID-19 has rapidly accelerated the changes in the way we do business across the world. With employees working from home, travel bans, and new developments daily, virtual training has become imperative. But many have never experienced virtual training, and many are looking for new ideas and approaches. It’s easy to fail, so how will you be successful with so much at stake?

There are two kinds of income you can receive, tangible and psychological. Tangible income includes your paycheques, insurance, and anything else which comes in the form of dollars and cents. Psychological income is the feeling you get from your work

Use this time in lock-down to challenge yourself to explore your options, investigate different opportunities, or maybe even start another business.  A big myth is ‘real entrepreneurs do it alone’.  That may have been the case many years ago, but the truth today is, successful entrepreneurs, seek advice and support.

During lock-down it can be difficult to focus on the future. Contact us for this tool, “Activating Foresight and Insight in Adversity” to help get you started, https://faqsupport.com.au/contact-us/

Key Message: Train and take out the strain. Make a move to better embrace the future for you and your family’s life and business forever.

Quotable Quotes.

“I’m in lockdown mode as far as what I want to accomplish. I don’t let anything else get in my way”. Clay Matthews

“When you’re in lockdown, you soon learn to welcome the little freedoms while becoming more creative”. Peter Sergeant

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