“Is the glass half full, or is the glass half empty?” This question aims to demonstrate that any given situation may be seen differently depending on one’s point of view. As the economy recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps now is the time to ask yourself, “Is my glass half full or half empty?” Your viewpoint could hold you back or propel you forward. If you are struggling right now, please read this article.
Science has determined that the human brain poorly stores list information. Of course, the brain can store large amounts of data, but in practical terms, the brain can retain only a fraction of the vast amount of the information consumed in a single day.
A computer is more efficient than the human brain in storing information, but a computer cannot think up an original idea. The human brain is unique in that it can collect, evaluate, and manipulate data and form new original ideas. Look around you. Everything you see was once an idea in the human brain until someone made it a reality.
We are exposed to over 35GB of new information and over 50,000 self-generated thoughts every day. It is no wonder that it is easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and unfocused. If left untreated, we can see a loss of productivity and effectiveness. Thankfully, there is an answer.
According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 92% of small businesses said they had suffered adverse effects due to the pandemic. Only 5% of those companies surveyed reported suffering no consequences.
If you are like most companies, you have felt adverse effects from the pandemic.
Perhaps you have experienced a slowdown in customer demand for your products or services. Maybe your company is dealing with changes in your customer’s expectations. Most companies are dealing with operations challenges because of health and safety restrictions.
Economic recovery will take time; you must formulate a plan and get started to lessen the financial impact and speed up your recovery.
Spike SanteeThree Ways to Rebuild Your Business After COVID-19
It is four o’clock on Friday afternoon. Your traffic manager about to quit because copy for Saturday’s log still has not been turned in. The salesperson cannot be found. You are about to lose revenue on your best client because the copy is missing. Worse yet, a missing commercial is a chronic problem on Friday. You need an answer and you need it fast!
I first met Brad when he was advertising for his floral shop on the local Radio station. On my first visit, I was surprised to find such a prolific floral shop in the back of what appears from the street to be an interior design store. Brad wanted to know the secret to advertising success.
High-performance salespeople don’t waste their time chasing after low-probability deals that are unprofitable, unqualified, are not in the buying window, don’t have a budget, or can’t buy. High-performance salespeople know they will close more deals and make more money when they know how to identify and pursue the Ideal Qualified Prospect.
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?
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.