17 Jun Survive or Thrive?
These days it seems the message being sent to everyone is how to survive in this turbulent economy. If you are a true entrepreneur you are looking for ways to thrive.
It’s hard to escape the news of economic downturns; lay offs, and stock market fluctuations. It’s what you do with that information that will set you apart from the rest.
If you’re a person that allows this kind of information to affect your daily thinking and decision making, it’s time for you to turn off the TV and tune into your creative muscles. Get involved with people that will inspire you and not weigh you down. Start re-reading some of the books that got you thinking independently, like an entrepreneur. Go to a seminar or participate in a webinar. Get tuned into the solutions and stop focusing on the problems.
An economic downturn is not the end all be all, in fact all it means is things are changing. Solution based thinkers will find ways to create money in any economy. It’s time to be ahead of the game and not impacted by it.
If you’re in the a cycle of just surviving and hoping you can outlast the storm, you’re planning for failure. Things are different now my friend, so start thinking about how you can profit in any climate. You want to thrive not just survive. Am I right?
Sometimes you’ve got to do things differently. Start talking to people. Find out what people need because of the economy. What do you need?
If you are a true entrepreneur, you’re in the practice of brainstorming, meeting with your team, asking yourself, “What can we do differently?” It’s crucial that you stay ahead of the curve. You’ve got to be in touch with new ideas and concepts. Be alert to the chatter but don’t let it affect your drive to succeed. You are in the cycle of continuous learning and earning.
I know it’s easy to get caught up in the hype. You’ve got to be aware of your limits when it comes to consuming the messages the media throws at you, think for yourself.
Here are a few exercises to help get you on the right track…
Take inventory of your day. Write it out.
Have a brainstorming session. Include your team.
Hold daily meetings. Talk to each other get new ideas and address roadblocks and discuss how you’ll move past them.
Study the packaging of your products and or services. Look at different options.
Reconnect with entrepreneurs in your area. Inspire each other.
Sign up for a webinar. Go to a Cash Machine event.
Write out all of your skills. Surely there are some new ones you can adjust for profit!
Truth is, you probably started out as new entrepreneurs doing all of these things and stopped doing most of them when you got busy with your Cash Machine. Get back in the habit! These are the exercises that got your brain thinking in the right direction in the first place and they will get you back on track. Get back to the basics!