This is no doubt a very difficult time for the world. COVID-19 has overrun practically the entire population, affecting people from country to country. It is a tragic event that will have lasting impacts; falling economy, vast harmful health effects, fatalities. These are all tragedies that nobody wants to endure. But it is in times like these that we, as a community, must try to look at the positives:
- There is a dramatic decrease in pollution among the air, sea, and streets.
- Families are spending more time together, refurbishing bonds.
- People are being conscientious about their personal well-being.
- Mental health is becoming a priority.
- Communities are becoming more caring and codependent.
Among this world-wide crisis many people are taking a step back to realize that, with the proper steps, this can be a chance for personal development. There have been countless posts all over social media on how to better your mental, physical, and emotional health. I would suggest implementing a few and reap their benefits.
On more of a professional side of things, many small businesses are closing up shop due to the lack of customers. For most companies this is temporary, but for some it may be permanent. In my opinion, if business owners truly want their company to thrive, then they will find ways to market their business even through economic downfall.
Just take it from Scholars Edge. We have been adding tools, adjusting policies, and communicating constantly so that we are able to prosper during the summer months. Shutting down may be the easy solution in these times, but do you really want to do business with someone who gives up that easily?
I’ll end this off with a quote from Grant Cardone who, during the Recession of 2008, advanced his multi-million dollar empire. He inspires entrepreneurs around the world;
“It takes guts and courage to make money today. If you don’t invest in yourself, don’t expect customers to invest in you. Put your money at risk and into the marketplace. Get obsessed, and you will already be ahead of most entrepreneurs.” https://fortune.com/2017/01/03/grant-cardone-entrepreneur-success/