The pandemic has been challenging for everyone, but business owners especially may find themselves more stressed than ever. Ken Honda, author of best-seller “Happy Money,” wants to help entrepreneurs find balance and move forward with a positive mindset.
Drawing from “Happy Money,” here are four tips to refocus your energy as you navigate the new business normal:
- Look at what you can appreciate. This can be hard when you feel like things are going crazy, but take a deep breath; what can you learn? Even if the biggest lesson is that some things are out of your control, there is always something hidden behind your disappointment. Beginning by taking stock of what is going right—or what could be gained from the experience—is an important point.
- Find where adjustments can be made. Try not to submit to fear or blame, and start looking for what parts of this situation can be in your control. While deeply unfortunate, the pandemic may grant new perspective on strategies you may not have considered.
- Take a step. It can be a small one! Once you’ve taken stock of what is in your control, commit to an action you believe will move you in the direction you need to go. Even if it’s something as simple as brightening employees’ day, seizing some control keeps your momentum from fizzling out.
- Ask for help. Even if for you that simply means saying a prayer, you never have to do anything alone if you don’t want to. What resources and support do you have access to? Asking for help can even be a kindness itself; you feel good helping others, so why wouldn’t someone else?
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