As we prepare for a potential economic slowdown, I thought this article in SUCCESS magazine was appropriate.
As a working individual and business owner or someone who counts their side work as part of their regular income, we rarely think of practicing as we did when we played sports as a kid. But the game we play now is exponentially more important than the ones we played as a kid. Practice is now preparation for a lack of work or income and preparing in advance for what now may be coming. In any downturn there are opportunities for those that are prepared, be among the prepared !
I hope you enjoy the read. Bill D.
HOW TO EXUDE CONFIDENCE IN PERILOUS TIMES
“HE WHO SMILES IN A CRISIS HAS FOUND SOMEONE TO BLAME.”
I laughed when I came across this quote because, like anything that humors us, this saying has an element of truth to it. Sometimes the only person thinking positively about a crisis is doing so because he has figured out why it’s not his own fault. But there are many reasons to think positively in times of crisis. For one thing, within every problem we can find the seeds of opportunity. They might seem small, especially when compared with the enormity of the crisis. But opportunity exists nonetheless. Furthermore I believe great leaders can handle any crisis with confidence and grace.
We might not feel like smiling, but we move forward with the knowledge that a solution is available and attainable. The key to managing crises with confidence is to be thoroughly prepared in order to make informed decisions. If you are a leader, you know a crisis is never far away. Use the following tips to face an upcoming crisis with the maximum amount of confidence.
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