The response to the COVID-19 virus has turned everything as we know it, upsidedown. Communities are on “stay-at-home” orders. Some businesses have closed their doors—a record number of people filed for unemployment. If you still have a job, you’re dealing with how to be productive from home. And to top it all off, your boss wants you to get on the phone and call your customers!
In recent weeks, I’ve found myself homebound like many other business professionals, more by choice than by circumstance because I’m trying to run my business from home and not travel all over the country like I used to do. With the Internet and modern software tools, I can work with multiple clients, thousands of miles apart in a single day.
You have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Some of your clients have already called and canceled. Perhaps your community is under some government orders or voluntary instructions that restrict your movements. What are you going to do to protect your business?
So you’ve just been notified that your position is being eliminated. The company is going in a different direction. The company is undertaking a reduction in force. No matter what they call it, you’re out of a job. Here are four things to do right now.
Spike SanteeYou’ve Been Fired! Four Things to Do Now!
As we approach the new year, I want to send you my best wishes for a prosperous 2020 and beyond. Not only do we celebrate a new year but we also celebrate the beginning of a new decade. Sometimes it seems like time is passing way too quickly. I thought this would be a good time to send you some suggestions on how to get the most out of your most valuable non-renewable resource, your time.
Business today is filled with so much pressure to focus on
things that are both important and urgent, things that need to be addressed right
now! This hair on fire pressure forces us into reactive behavior
based on what needs to be done right now, instead of focusing our energy and
resources on developing a more strategic behavior based on our long-term
goals. We sometimes feel as if we just
move from one emergency to the next, never finding enough time to catch our
breath and plan for the future.
Before his death in 2012, Zig Ziglar was one of the world’s
most popular sales trainers and motivational speakers. He was born in rural
Alabama and grew up in rural Mississippi. He went from a small skinny kid with
a funny name to leading a worldwide sales organization, based on his simple
philosophy, “You can have anything in life you want, if you help enough
other people get what they want in life, first.”
Thanks to new technology that allows researchers to measure
the brain’s responses to learning stimuli, the science of learning is advancing
faster every day. We now know more about how the brain learns that at any time
in human history. Despite all this new technology and research, there is one
stubborn fact that troubles the teaching community, people will only learn to
the level to which they are motivated to learn. In other words, it is a
personal decision as to whether you are willing to learn something new.