How many people do you know that have passed on in 2020?
2020 is the year where I have counted up to 10 people that have died; some were professional colleagues, some were people that I admire, and some were really close to home. The number of the death toll keeps rising and it’s depressing.
Truthfully, not all of them were directly linked to the Corona virus but if I am asked to pick one common thing in all of these deaths, I’ll still say it’s the virus.
Whilst some of us have been safe from getting the virus, the side effects of the virus have not eluded us. Whether it is from businesses being shut down for so long, or the unlikely recovery of some businesses, the loss of incomes and jobs, the hike in prices of essentials, COVID-19 found a way to affect us all.
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!
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.
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.
Here is what most people having in mind when they think of the success of their new venture…
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.
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.
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.