Remember your mission and do what you do best

by Pat Hammond on Friday, August 14, 2020

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It's been five months, it's time to get your head in the game...

There's no doubt about it, this has been a challenging year. And while we can look around and count our blessings, there is no getting around the fact that things have changed. A lot.

Covid-19 has touched almost every aspect of our normal existence, tossed it up in the air and spun it around until it's hard to figure out which end is up. 

One day you stopped for a latte on the way to the office, the next you were trying to host a video call with your kids fighting in the background. 

But you know what? You did it. 

You went into survival mode and managed to hold things together. 

Now it's time to get back to business as usual. 

I know it's hard, but you can do it. 

After spending months in freefall, it's time to step up, remember your mission and do what you do best. 

Covid-19 has affected a lot of things we used to take for granted, but life goes on. 

It's time to be proactive instead of reactive. 

  • Review this year's business goals and determine if they need to be updated
  • Develop new routines to bring a sense of normalcy to the way things are right now
  • Think big picture and remember that things will be different tomorrow

It was okay to react in the heat of the moment when the supermarket was out of toilet paper and rice, but that was five months ago. 

It's time to take control of the things you can control. 

Most of us can adapt our plans without losing sight of the ultimate goal, it's just a matter of sitting down and remembering what that goal is. 

You may have to edit a few interim steps or extend the timeline, but your mission doesn't change. 

Your customers are still out there and they still need your products and services. They may even need them more now than they did before. 

And this isn't just me spouting platitudes.

I had to rethink my plans too. 

I got caught up in the moment and reacted to events instead of trusting the plan, and it took me a good month or two to turn it around. But once I hit pause and took a hard look at what was still doable and how those things fit into my overall goals, I was able to get back on track. 

Nobody knows what's going to happen next. But I can tell you that if you don't step up and get your head in the game, someone else is going to come along and take your place. 

And that's just life, whether we're in the middle of a pandemic or not. 

So go forth and conquer and remember that a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. 

And if that first step is too hard, just pick one thing you can do today to get yourself in the right mindset to jump back into the world outside your house. 

Little victories count and I promise you that once you get back to planning and finishing something every day, you will find your way back to being the successful, dynamic entrepreneur you were before this all started.