Due to the coronavirus and social-distancing, some individuals and businesses have had to slow down or stop all together. We can choose to freak out, or to regroup and focus on some things that will use our time wisely so we come out the other side of this in a better situation.
Here are 10 ideas of beneficial things you can do to invest this time wisely:
There are many good on-line courses available. Check out Udemy for courses on things like accounting, marketing, or even time-management.
Do you want to break into a new area of expertise in your life or business? Give yourself a jumpstart by learning the vocabulary in that field. I’ve discovered that there are generally 30 – 40 key words or phrases in most industries, that if you learn, you will know the basics to begin operating in it. Discovering these words, and the meanings behind them, is like a way of speed-learning. Becoming literate in the vocabulary is the beginning, then applying the knowledge is where you practice it.
This is something we should all be doing all the time! Now you just have time to do more of it! Thank God for books, eBooks and audiobooks, and the amazing amount of good teaching to watch on YouTube!
I think if people aren’t doing this now, they’re crazy!Everyone’s hungry right now to make connections and get something going, so reach out and set up some virtual meetings. Some groups and companies are having their monthly meetings online and are open to having guest speakers on their conference calls. Speaking of ‘networking’, network marketing’s booming at the moment because of the regular shops being shut down. There are all kinds of opportunities to network on line right now.
Brainstorm some new ideas, or dig out some old ones and work on them. Research and Development is such an important part of business that too often gets put off as we just try to keep things running.Got an invention idea you’ve always wanted to do something with? Now is the time to draw it out, make a prototype, or do some market research on it!
When our routine is thrown out the window, and the gyms are closed, it’s too easy to start getting lazy and stop working out all together. Maybe you already have an awesome home gym where you can rock it, like I have. If so, great, but if not, there are many work out routines that can be done even in a small space. Watch out for stress or boredom eating! Fill your fridge with some handy healthy snacks!
Watch some online videos on healthy eating, recipes, and working out, to keep yourself inspired. There’s also lots of 30-day fitness challenges going on – join one and get the camaraderie and support! Let’s come out of this quarantine better than we came in!
A book based on your business expertise is better than a business card! It gives you instant credibility. Even if you just write a short book filled with great content, it’s a powerful tool to have in your business arsenal. There’s lots of writing tips on-line to help you get started. You can even find people to do the editing and book design pretty cheap on sites like upwork.com.
I’m always trying to create synergistic relationships with other like-minded individuals because it’s a way to be more productive and get more time out of each day. Is there a project you want to do that would be done better as a team?Write a list of names, with their skills and traits, and make some calls. Set up a phone chat to go over a project you’d like to work on together and see if it’s a fit.
Well, I hope some of these ideas have inspired you to channel your time and energy into something productive that will help you come out on top at the end of this downtime!
I wish you the best! Stay safe, healthy, and prosperous!
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