The tougher it gets, the more light bulbs go off in my brain, the more creative I become and the more vigorously I surpass myself. Here are three tips to help overcome a state of shock – or even other rough patches you may go through now and then.
Tip 1: Remain flexible. I myself had completely different plans for this year, I had to cancel several trips and reorganise a lot of things. But there’s no point in losing one’s head over it, you need to constantly adjust to be successful.
Tip 2: Remain positive. I’m a die-hard optimist. I always see the good in things, look at the brighter side. My family is healthy, I’m healthy. So, no excuses – let’s get on with it!
Tip 3: Remain open. Identify and seize new market opportunities. I believe that this crisis could be a huge opportunity for many businesses – and even for personal ventures. The moment you stop wallowing in self-pity and open your eyes to the world, understand the need of the hour and adapt your business in the best possible way, a crisis may turn into an opportunity.
The great advantage of being self-employed for me is that I can practically work from any location – even from home, and very well at that. I can organise my day with amazing flexibility and I love the fact that I no longer have to be in office for twelve hours, attend hundreds of meetings in a week, which often are nothing more than a distraction. Instead, I can now adjust my work pace on a day-to-day basis. This way I get to spend much more time with my children – something I've always wanted to do and am now enjoying to the fullest.