The stock market is carnage, a sea of red.
Right now, I wake up each morning and immediately look at how DOWN the Jones went.
The alarming rate of infection continues to soar and this has become an international gladiatorial spectator sport.
As a relatively new business owner, I am both intrigued and fearful as we enter these unprecedented times.
I am intrigued by the way we as a nation are responding to this pandemic (toilet paper and all its ridiculous glory).
And I am very fearful for those whose lives will be greatly affected.
Through all this fear and uncertainty, one thing remains constant.
Australians are resilient. We will get through this.
Right now, I only have two priorities and they are:
- Keeping my team employed
- Creating content of value to help the industry
Hopefully, for most business owners, you agree with me on Point 1.
So, how have I managed to keep bringing revenue through the door?
By getting back to the basics of business.
Every morning, I devote the first hour of my day to call our existing clients and send them good vibes, well wishes, and relevant updates.
It’s not rocket science, and yet, it’s so effective.
So what has the best business leaders been telling us?
Mindset is everything.
In fact, it’s the ONLY thing we can control.
Andrew Porteous of William Porteous Properties International:
“Don’t get caught up in the panic. I learned that in every catastrophe and disaster, there is a blessing in disguise. Just before the GFC, I spent a whole year working on a development project and the unthinkable happened, the lender went into administration. This motivated me greatly to seek other routes of business and hence why I am working with William Porteous Properties International.”
Rocco Demaio of Axia Corporate Property:
”You have to stay confident, for both your family and clients. This is the time I stay connected to as many people as possible and spread any good news you hear. Whilst infection rates are climbing around the world, did you know that China has opened up their ports and is currently at 60% capacity? Staying away from social media and surround yourself with people who are still performing is crucial”.
Cynthia H of Hoop Consulting
“Businesses should remember this is a short term disruption, and that employees are the most important part of their business. Keep employees safe by allowing flexible working arrangements/remote, split/rotating teams and distancing in office whilst following strict hygiene guidelines. That way, when this pandemic is over, your staff can return to work as quickly as possible and your business can ramp up to normal speed again”.
We are now currently conducting phone interviews across the country with business leaders, owners and salespeople to give you intimate insight on how they are combatting COVID-19 to not only survive, but emerge stronger.
Stay tuned ?
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