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Did He predict the Pandemic???

The predictions of the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on businesses and employees described here are apt!

What happens to entire classes of people who made average financial plans when faced with extended periods of very difficult economic times or decades of extended unemployment?

Grant Cardone

Sounds familiar? So I thought.

Just a few months into the Pandemic and most businesses and employees are really struggling; in fact some businesses are yet to get the resume operations.

Average sure doesn’t cut it.

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Life Lessons · Motivation · Self help

What You can learn from my long run this morning.

I run.

It had been a while since my last real long run.

At the beginning of the lock-down, running was more fun because I had lots of company from my family and other neighbors who either wanted to keep fit or just needed to get out of the house. I was in the last 3 weeks of my running program (even after repeating three different weeks to enable me run easier) It was fun, challenging and humbling. You know when you get back home and you stretch your feet up all day not because you worked hard for it but because the run whooped you!

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DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

Sometimes I feel that we meet certain people at the exact time we are prepared to receive them, same with the books we read. This book could not have been timelier for me especially with the privilege of starting a new company.

The goal is not to do business with everybody that needs what you have, the goal is to do business with everyone that believes what you believe.

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Emotional Intelligence lessons · Finance

READ THIS before you start that Online business

Earlier in the year before social distancing became a thing and conferences rang alarm bells of virus spreading hubs, I attended a conference for event professionals, where Ceci Johnson (a brand strategist) gave a presentation on Building Your Brand.

Relaxxxx… today, I am not talking about building your brand – personal or business (even though it is also important at this time), I’ll be sharing on a particular slide that stuck with me during her presentation.

It was a picture of how most people view the trajectory of success.

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Here is what most people having in mind when they think of the success of their new venture…

Now… is this true?

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Emotional Intelligence lessons · Gratitude Journal

Feeling broke??? Check your figures again, using this formula.

The other day, I was feeling a bit down as I peered into the streets of social media to observe the trending trainings, webinars and other online communication geared towards making money or increasing your revenue streams that may have been eaten up due to the closure of so many physical businesses as a measure to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 in the country; I just felt I probably needed to do more to get more money too.

And then a thought crossed my mind,

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Emotional Intelligence lessons

Why you should be Angry at losing your job to Covid-19

If you’ve already lost your job; I’m sorry to hear that.

This is one of the hard hitting effects of the pandemic on businesses as a whole. Most businesses are either completely shut or operating only skeletal with social distancing in effect and with clients at home, there is not much income coming in. Employers are saddled with the hard decision of having to let staff go or adopt massive pay cuts to manage the situation.

As an employee who’s just been let go, you will be fraught with different kinds of emotions and this is to guide you on how to handle the situation so it doesn’t escalate.

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Christian reads · Finance

Have you ever seen a worried Bird?

At this time when the world is facing a pandemic, and the buzz words are furlough, salary cuts, termination, social distancing, crash in oil prices, stock market crash, loss of business income amongst other negative news, most of us are worried about the state of finances. This review comes at the right time to reassure us that we are worth more than birds to God and He will meet our needs if only we put our trust in Him and put Him first.

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Emotional Intelligence lessons

Your Emotional Health and Why it matters

Your Emotional Health is an aspect of your overall health as a human being, just like your physical or mental health which focuses on your body and mind respectively as part of your total well-being. Your emotional health focuses on your emotions. It focuses on managing your emotions, ensuring that you’ve got a grip on your emotions.

Your emotional health is centered on the impact of your emotions on your well-being. It assesses your ability to feel not-so-great emotions, and not be overwhelmed by them. It assesses your level of emotional intelligence – your ability to identify and manage your emotions and the emotions of others.

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What are Essential Services? COVID-19 restrictions

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO);

Section 2. Definitions.  “essential services” means services, by whomsoever rendered, and whether rendered to the Government or to any other person, the interruption of which would endanger the life, health or personal safety of the whole or part of the population.

http://www.ilo.org
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