The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Every cloud has a silver lining so it’s said! And it means that when a situation seems to be desperate there is always hope for better things to come… the belief that even a very difficult situation has the potential to create a positive and beneficial result. 

And we have to believe 100% that this Coronavirus Pandemic will end and the world will return to some semblance of normality.

When we were out on our daily allowed self isolation walk here in Surrey UK we were going to record a video with out thoughts and funnily enough since it was a beautif sunny day we were going to call it THE SILVER LINING. Then our friend and entrepreneur Jeff Walker got there first with his video from walking in the woods near his home across the pond

The Silver Lining Message From Jeff Walker

It was lovely to hear his message of hope and that he was thinking as we are that he sees that the world is tilted in our direction as entrepreneurs

 “…if you have an online business, a virtual business, especially a training business, well it’s like the world’s tilted in our direction all of a sudden.  I’m not saying I’m happy about what’s going on (neither are we).  I don’t want to be a profiteer (neither do we).  I don’t want to exploit what’s going on (neither do we). But the reality is, if anyone was prepared for this, it’s those of us with an online/digital business.

The open rates are going up for emails, views are going up, consumption of videos is going up… I think that bodes well for the future of those businesses.”

He goes on to say that he fears, as we do, that the bad news is going to keep on getting worse for a while now but that the crazy coronavirus shocks have eased up

“…that if there’s ever a time where business had to happe, the time is now.  And I’m not saying it means get out there and sell, sell, sell, but you need to focus on your business.  We’re all focused on our business.  We’re all focused on our livelihood because in addition to everyone’s health the other big concern is everyone’s financial health.”

What we’re seeing due to what governments around us are imposing with self isolation and work from home instruction is that the world is tilting in our direction.

  • Universities are taking all their stuff online.
  • Primary schools are taking all their stuff online.
  • Big corporations are moving towards having heir people work virtually.

It’s all moving in the direction that we’ve been in for a while and we think it’s going to be fine when we get through this crisis.

He goes on to talk about something we talk about constantly with our students and clients too.

  • You have to build value.
  • You have to deliver value.
  • You get compensated for the value that you create

That’s our true belief and it’s his too.

We all get compensated for the value we create not the money or the time we put in.  Not even the effort we put in…just the value we create!

If you are currently out there promoting please please know it’s the value you create in that promotion that will come back to you in sales eventually

Your Silver Lining Plan As An Entrepreneur

Build value in your promotions. Build value in your publishing. Acknowledge what’s going on and tie it to what you’re doing and show up and be of service.

As the proverb “ever cloud has a silver lining” itself conveys

Stay positive at all time and never lose hope at any cost

Just as the sun’s rays try to peep through the sides of the cloud and create a fine silver lining all around the edges of the cloud in life we all go through bad phases but something good always comes out of even a bad situation.

We talked about this in our post An Entrepreneurs View Of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is the dark cloud but the silver lining which is humanity will shine through

We transferred our business skills online a decade ago when we saw (maybe a little early) that self education was the future and we will continue to build and grow that business using all the virtual skills we’ve acquired until such time as we can resume our physical workshops and masterminds

And in case you are new to our blog, our online education business is teaching entrepreneurs how to start and grow an online business in affiliate marketing, internet marketing and network marketing especially those beginning an encore career in or approaching retirement.

We built our traditional management consultancy business on providing value and service and we have done the same with our online business.

If you would like to talk to us about how we can help you get through the Coronavirus Pandemic in terms of your business or you need some help with introducing some of the technologies we’re all using in our business right now you can just drop us a message however you choose right here

Stay safe, follow your Government’s guidelines and stay positive – there is always a Silver Lining 🙂

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How A Past Pandemic Can Prepare Businesses Today

How A Past Pandemic Can Prepare Businesses Today

How A Past Pandemic Can Prepare Businesses TodayHow Past Pandemics Can Prepare Businesses Today: The impact that a pandemic has on individuals psychologically, socially, and financially can be devastating. Understanding past pandemics and their adverse effects on people’s lives, as well as the economy, can help us learn from these past events.

You can survive the pandemic by avoiding making the same mistakes made in the past. You can also come out sane by adopting some of the preventative measures taken in the past and adopting the right attitudes and reflexes.

One example of a global pandemic that had devastating impacts on the economy and people’s lives, in general, is the 1918 Spanish flu. Many lessons can be drawn from the global pandemic that had severe economic and psychological consequences on businesses and individuals.

How A Past Pandemic Can Prepare Businesses Today  – Lessons Learned

The importance of containment

How A Past Pandemic Can Prepare Businesses TodayDuring a pandemic, the number one priority for health professionals should be controlling the spread of an epidemic. Everyone in the health sector understands this, and that is why there are containment rules in place.

Rules or instructions given should be obeyed to prevent panicking as well as further complications. Staying at home, refraining from certain activities, using certain products, and self-isolating are some of the most important instructions that must be observed.

The main reason why most people died from the 1918 Spanish flu is the same reason that is likely to cause more deaths in any other global pandemic. Many deaths were caused by the virus spreading from people to people in confined spaces or in large gatherings.

This mainly happens because people refuse to avoid large gatherings, and they also refuse to self-quarantine properly.  We saw this early on during the crisis in the UK when people really didn’t understand how serious the situation was and were misinterpreting the instructions issued by their government.

The need for businesses to prepare for the impact of the pandemic

The consequences that the Spanish flu had included labour shortages and increased rates of physical disability, among other things. Most effects rose from the panic surrounding the virus. The panicking also worsened as businesses were temporarily closed, public gatherings banned, and sporting events canceled. Luckily, we can avoid going down the same route and facing similar consequences. Knowing and preparing for the economic consequences of a pandemic can help minimize the impact that the virus has. It can also aid in helping you remain sane during the pandemic.

Closing businesses during the period of self-isolation, which normally lasts for 14 days or more, will doubtlessly have a toll on the economy. Nonetheless, preparing in advance for the negative economic and psychological impact will help in recovering more rapidly.

How A Past Pandemic Can Prepare Businesses Today  – Advice From Experts To Help Keep Your Business Afloat

One major concern that most businesses and freelancers have during a pandemic is how to keep business processes flowing. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to continue operating your business or even venture into new business ideas. Expert advice can help you retain your sanity and keep your business going in a pandemic. Expert billionaire entrepreneurs are offering their expert advice on social media.

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban for example has given valuable business advice on LinkedIn. You can go ahead and check it out. Mark Cuban provides some of the tips for keeping your professional life going. These include:

  • Reaching out to potential clients as well as trying new business ideas.
  • If you cannot carry out some of the work you do at the office while at home you can always try getting a new job by finding potential clients or opportunities.
  • You can also start perfecting work or working on neglected work as well as unfinished work.

The billionaire entrepreneur also advises that you try out new ideas, for example, begin offering other services apart from the leading service you provide if you can.

How A Past Pandemic Can Prepare Businesses TodayWe’ve actually seen this happening already with people we know and who with a little bit of guidance from us are using new ways to keep their business in the forefront of their customers and provide the service those customers may already have paid for.

We wrote about this on our Facebook today and you can go ahead an check it out here

How A Past Pandemic Can Prepare Businesses Today – Prepare  A Business Continuity Plan

For larger companies it’s important for a continuity plan to be put in place to do whatever is necessary to protect employees and if at all possible keep the business going with staff working from home as guided by goverment.  When everything happens so fast as it has with the Coronavirus Pandemic businesses have had to think on their feet and plan as they go and it’s not been easy as we’ve heard in the media over the past days.

However if you are a solo-preneur as many of us are then we have to adapt pretty quickly to the situation and think proactively about the future and very possibly considering new ideas and options for your survival

We know that we will have to do this in both our online business and our travel and tourism business that already suffered at the hands of the pandemic when the ski resorts were shut down in France without notice leaving us high and dry but were working on a plan but it will depend on how long the pandemic lasts for

Let’s not forget the ultimate economic consequence of the pandemic and what countries around the world have done to boost their economies during this time

This is a good article to read which studies the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 and published by Wealthy Retirement.

It may seem wrong to talk about the stock market at this time but what happens will affect all of us as we come out of this so best to be pre-warned don’t you think

If you think we can help by brainstorming an idea for your business survival just contact us direct here

Well be hosting a round table mastermind with a group of friends and entrepreneurs so we can brainstorm business ideas

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Stay safe, follow your Government’s guidelines and stay positive

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