Events cancelled? Forced to work from home? Why not use this time to sharpen your business strategies? The Coronavirus gives you the gift of thinking time, says Cynthia Wihardja…
I experienced the SARS epidemic 20 years ago, in the middle
of political riots, and natural disasters while working in Asia. It taught me
to focus on what I can influence, instead of worrying about things beyond my
control. It taught me to work more efficiently. Having less hours to work made
me more technologically savvy and productive. Staff reductions forced me to
learn other tasks and become a generalist. As a result, I became a more
resilient and creative business leader.
We can see the virus as a villain to our business or as the
light bulb that shows us what we can innovate about the way we do business.
This is a good time to diagnose our business and improve it. The impact of the
virus is not light, but what can we learn from it?
Everyone is affected, but there are only a few who will come
out of this better than before. There are only a few who will use this time
wisely. The rest will just be complaining.
Here are some examples of people I am working with who are
using this time wisely: a coach improving her marketing plan, a designer reshaping
her service offering, a retailer increasing his online sales and negotiating
better pricing from suppliers, an entrepreneur planning her post-retirement
life, leaders using online platforms for meetings and learning. When business
is good, you have no time to think.
When business is bad, you’ve suddenly got lots of time. The
Coronavirus is giving you the gift of time. What will you do with it?
With over 22 years of proven business achievements, Cynthia Wihardja guides self-employed professionals to create more clarity and results doing what they love.
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