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Hello people, a great evening to you. Amidst the global pandemic, it is pertinent for us to have a realistic discussion today. I came across this content from a contact of mine. I read through and I thought it wise to share it with you as I believe it will benefit you.
I want us to look at the realities on the ground on all sides of the divide. Nigeria as a nation has been hard hit especially our economy as a result of this pandemic. It has affected all classes of people, rich and poor. While the poor are looking for food to eat, the rich are running helter-skelter for their health and well-being. I am not a prophet of doom but the reality is that most people have lost their jobs. A lot of businesses are closing up. Our economic landscape may not be the same again. Your business collapsed, doesn’t make the end of the world. Great businesses are failing as well. I am part of a group and one of our facilitators made us know that the business landscape is not about THRIVING this era, It is about SURVIVAL.
Having that understanding, you need to also deploy that into your personal and financial life. Gone are the days when they will tell you to follow your passion, this sounds good in a sense but I would rather put it better – Follow Your Passion Smartly this era and the next to come.
Most of you know my story pretty well. Don’t you? I have grown over the years to position myself in the area of gifting and skill. I am running a business, all thanks to God and Tony Elumelu Foundation that helped me birth my dreams. But it is not about the exposure, money, and all that. I did a little sampling on some of my members in the same cohort in the TEF program. The majority of our businesses have been badly hit by this Pandemic, we all didn’t see it coming. A lot of us are now going around because of the privilege in the program to access funds to stay aloof in the business.
Question: What went wrong?
God has pressed the RESET Button. As I have said previously, It is not about thriving again, it is about surviving…Are you currently employed, unemployed, underemployed, work from home, etc? THINK SURVIVAL. Having given us a feel of what is like currently base on the statistics and info I have shared previously as a member of this and the ones I am sharing now, permit me to give some recommendations.
This is purely my opinion sirs/mas and I hope it helps you.
Shoot Up Your Value Game
Value is the new currency in the survival economy. People don’t care about how much you know but of what value does your knowledge brings to the table for them. You create value by deliberate and smartly proffering solutions to people’s problems. Overly bring a Go to Person when the need arises. It’s high time you parted ways with your ‘I don’t know what to do attitude’. You have all it takes for someone to learn from, which will in turn bring financial benefits to you. It could be a skill or your gift. Like I said above, pursue your gift and passion smartly.
Unlearn, Learn and Relearn
I have been designing websites for close to 8 years now. And professionally it’s been 5 years. I have had to work on my skill late last year, unknown to me that the Pandemic will hit the world very hard. This year alone, I have designed and developed up to 4 websites and created sales funnels with ease. I am even working on a project with an online institute in UAE to develop courseware for their program. I did the same for my copy-writing, Content Management, Freelancing skills as well and it is paying off. What are those skills or gifts you are good at that you left unattended to? Fan them up – The time of their harvest is now.
Understand the average human PRESSING needs.
I was in a strategic class a few days ago, I think it is wise to share this salient point that you need, to understand the human pressing needs and create solutions around these needs. Yes, what then are the needs? Right now, there are key needs.
– People want to eat.
– People want to make money to replace spent money.
– People want to conserve cash to prevent it from finishing.
– People are bored to hell and need to be entertained.
Hopefully, many wealthy people will be created. Will you be one of them? If you can relate to this. You will not only survive this period, rather you will thrive.
- Integrity, Great Customer Support
Let your business or interaction this season evolves beyond just making money but to work with integrity and making your customer the Boss. I am speaking from experience. The project I am working on was taken away from somebody that lacked this quality. My client went as far as sending the person abroad to get the job done but it was such a disaster. I had to clean up the mess. It is essential that you under-promise and over deliver.
Earn in Foreign Currency
It won’t be out of place to earn in dollars, It will help you earn more and also revitalize the economy. You can earn right from your room with skills like Copywriting, Social Media Management (SMM), Content Creation, Affiliate Marketing, and more. I have tested these waters and it has worked for me.
If you are an Employee – Offer encouragement to your Employer.
A lot more people will lose their jobs not because of witches and wizards but because they do not show empathy, encouragement, and support to their employers.
Some even have an issue with their employers presently and God is giving you a clean plate to redeem their image. A call, a text message will suffice this period. Send them your support. Show them solidarity, so when the thought of laying off comes to mind – they will think twice about you. I can go on and on but I will reserve the rest in the forthcoming re-think FOUR WEEKEND CONTENTS dropping from next week Sunday, where myself and other minds will be sharing insightful issues.
In conclusion, you have the choice to take the matter of your goals in life seriously. No man can help you change your story this period. Only God and You alone because we all want to survive. You need to think outside the box and be creatively smart at what you do. This Period shall pass too.