Should I Stay, Or Should I go? That is the ultimate question for many business consultants, coaches, speakers, and contract trainers.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many find themselves stuck on the UN-merry go-round of indecision asking themselves; should I stay with what I love or should go on to something else? I liken this quandary to having a low-grade fever – you don’t feel bad enough to go to the doctor so you wait it out. In this situation, it’s not a low-grade fever; instead it is a low-grade fear. A low-grade fear with a side effect of massive inaction. The inaction is what leads to an ongoing state of self-questioning and self-doubt.
Had these business owners experienced immediate high-grade-fear, they would have acted differently weeks ago. As a result, they would already be on the road to financial health and recovery. Unfortunately, like most other industries, they waited to see what would happen next — hoping the shutdown was a temporary fluke. Only it wasn’t.
Answering the Question – Stay or Go?
Even if you have been in the wait-and-see mode, now is the time to make your move. It is not too late for you to shift into action mode. If you haven’t been thinking about it already, it’s time to start acting proactively.
Here are six things you can do to shift into high gear with confidence and productivity:
- Start thinking like a start-up. Yeah! I know. Your business has been around for plenty of years. (Mine, too. Thirty to be exact.) But, you must begin thinking like a new business owner. You and your business have never seen anything like what the world is experiencing now. So, the situation demands that you think differently. Freshly. Creatively.
- Make lists. List your specialized skill sets, talents, the work you love to do, the people with whom you prefer to work.
- Reconnect with past clients/customers. Talk with your past clients or customers. Find out how they are doing. Inquire about their business and their mental and emotional health. Show that you care by offering reassurance and encouragement.
- Identify one area in your business that needs organization or clean up. Take action on getting that area spruced up. If systems are necessary to maintain organization, establish them. By organizing and cleaning out unnecessary accumulations of stuff, you are, in effect, clearing out your cluttered mind, making room for greater creativity and innovation.
- Check your language. Notice what you have been saying to yourself. Are the words you say to yourself silently or aloud words you would tell a friend to encourage them to press-on to do their very best? Are the words of support and belief in their abilities? If they are not, then it is time for you to take the reins on your wayward mind.
- Check the alignment of your thoughts, words, and actions. If you say one thing, yet you do another, you are not in alignment. And therefore, you will not reach your goals anytime soon. Your beliefs, thoughts, words, actions, and emotions must all be in alignment with your intentions to manifest as reality.
The bottom line for business consultants, coaches, speakers, and contract trainers is this,
How long do you plan to stay on the UN-merry go-round?
Whether you want to accept it or not, you may have already made the decision. A decision that could cost you the business you have worked so hard to build. The bright side is, you have the power and flexibility to make a different choice if you wish.
Let’s talk about the possibilities for alignment of your life and business. Contact me. Cheryl C. Jones, at Cheryl@SimplyTheBestResults.com or schedule a 15-minute discovery conversation with me through my online application, https://calendly.com/cherylj/15min