We are going through a tough Situation at the moment .
This is challenging Times for a lot of us.Most of us are unsure and confused how they would use the time during lockout period.
The situation for different people are different.
This blog is for the business entrepreneurs , business owners, Executives.
Some Section may not be applicable for the Home Makers, Retired, students, technical personnel etc.
What we normally feel is that there is nothing to do now .We subscribe to Netflix,Hotstar and watch favorite movie, have more food , sleep late , wake up late . We feel this is the time to rest.Some get worried and just feel depressed. Some just lie on bed or couch and enjoy TV . Most are busy checking whatsapp,Then forward it to all groups, Paste on Facebook wall .Use FB messenger,Watch Facebook videos,You Tube,browse Shopping Site and fill your Cart. A recent report says people now a days 8 hours a day on Social Media.
I read somewhere Internet saying “I am free” The wiseMan Replying “I am not free” .
What can we do then ?
What is written,it gets done. Schedule your day ,the previous day.Think all what you can do the next day. Set Alarm to wake up.Just think that there is no lock down and it’s business as usual.If you Believe it, you can achieve
Lot can be done by staying at home.Stay home ,Stay Safe follow the instructions of the Authorities.You can help spouse or parents in cleaning house ,set your wardrobe in order , take out the old papers a friend of mine found a old document at his house, which he was searching from last 10 years. If you can repair minor things do it . Clean your drawers may be u find something. Try your hand in cooking, washing utensils, mopping.Schedule all these . Schedule yourself for watching movie, Listening to music. If you have children spend quality time with them .Take out their books and clear their doubts .Ask them if they have something to tell .Play with them.Cook for them.Strengthen Bonding with spouse and kids .If parents with you spend time with them .Recall old Memories.If your parents or Kids in other city ,call them ,have long conversations with them.My Friend was telling me ,her parents and sibling in other city ,All of them joined on zoom conference and Played Antakshari. Call your parents or family on Video call ,The smile and happiness exchanged is priceless.Time is same for everyone, use it wisely or waste it ,All in your hands 👀
Staying Home We can make New Connects ,Meet new people online.Zoom is application available online video conferencing. Zoom is free Application available for download on Android,IOS, Laptop. Just download, create account and schedule a meeting with anybody in the world. Once you schedule a meeting you can send the link to other Person,who also has to download zoom and can join you in meeting as scheduled. If you are in any network organization or Trade bodies you can find new people to connect with you. At the moment your business may not be operational due to lock down.But if u find new clients or associates now ,once the lockdown ends and business back to normal ,you will have new clients or associates ready for business with you .Grab this adverse moment’s as opportunity to grow business or profesion.
Stay Healthy,Stay Fit :Some of us are gymmers,The Gyms are shut down for time being . We can exercise at home.We can’t go to street or park to walk ,we can do it around us .Health is new wealth you can refer to my earlier blog.If we are not doing any exercise or care its the right time to start because now no travel ,no office no social,no eat out . Think how we can eat healthy.Stay Fit.We can do Exercise, jogging ,walking , Pranayam,Yoga ,Zumba. Whatever you feel good.Do If we start now ,we can cultivate it as habit.During lock down Everyday is not a Sunday.Sunday is only on Sunday 😜.Make best use of this time to take care of your health if you not done so far . U had written blog earlier on this you can check out
“Never Stop Eating” to remain in shape. Just the right amount, the right quantity and the right time will serve you the most.Drink plenty of water .
Stay Healthy, Stay alive,
Reconnect with Friends/Old Clients/Associates : Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Maan ki Baat mentioned that Alumni of a college met over zoom meeting and reconnected after long years.May be your College friend is working for a company in X country ,that connect you are looking. We have clients with whom we did business once and he is not in touch with you.Call,Text or schedule a zoom meeting with them . Sometime we get connected to a person with whom we could not do business. connect with them.These ways are productive way to build relationship. Remember relationship and Comfort level is the only way how we can create trust.Most business comes to people with whom the clients have trust.Let them know that you care without telling a word. Do not call a person however close you are, without their permission (on Text).This way you create your Goodwill and Trust.Most Business happens by the trust other person have in you .When you talk to the old client don’t mention the challenges you face at present because they know it .Just ask about well being other issue but avoid asking business
LEARN NEW SKILLS: I saw a facebook post of CEO of International Company, cooking in kitchen.It is his passion.I like gardening, could not do because had other priorities. I like writing blog ,I have scheduled 4 hours for it today.I saw someone made a great pencil sketch of his spouse.Some people like to read books but could not .A friend was telling me she wanted to read a particular series of Books but unable to.Now since she was determined to read but due to lock down could not order.She downloaded the Ebook and is reading it.Attend Online Webnairs,Try to find avenues for Work from home.Make videos of some unique skill set .
Each person is unique and has different talent but we were in rush.Nature has put a reset button.We are all locked at home.But if we use this phase sensibly we have great take aways #BondWithFamily #NewClients #NewBondwithOldClients #MeetOldFriend #RejuvinatedBody #NewSkill
This phase of Lock Down will be over soon.This Adverse Situation is actually a blessing in Disguise .Take it positively.Do not get disheartened .Take maximum benifits out of this time.Return to your business with greater Enthusiasm,Bag full of reconnected clients .And a New You
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A very good guide to all.
Go on writing.