First I am not suggesting hustling your neighbors by selling them $10.00 rolls of toilet paper or charging $50.00 for a jug of hand sanitizer. In every situation there is an opportunity to improve your situation. My guess is that some folks will see this as an opportunity to slack off at work and use the Corona Virus as an excuse. For others this is a great opportunity to do what Steven Covey author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People suggested we should always be doing. What is that …? well he told it as a story.
He says two lumber jacks decided to have a competition, one was a big tall husky fellow that other a shorter thin guy. The big guy was sure he was stronger and would win easily. On the first day the big guy sawed twice as much wood as the short guy. By the second day the short guy had caught up. By the third day the big guy decided he was going to start early work harder and win. On the third day the short guy cut twice as much and won the contest. The big guy was shocked he said to the short guy how did you do it, I worked twice as hard for twice as long as you did, and every day you took a break at noon and rested in the woods. The short guy said ya I rested in the woods but I also sharpened my saw twice a day so it stayed sharp!
So are you going to sharpen your saw by learning something new ? or see the Corona Virus as an opportunity to let rust to accumulate on your skills? These days there are more opportunity’s to learn new skills online than ever. A few of my favorite suggestions are below:
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Here’s another suggestion you know that list of cold calls that you’ve been meaning to work on. Well now is the time. With travel restricted what better time to catch people who are normally hard to get a hold of! Want a refresher ? Try this recording: Sandler Cold Calling Webinar Recording
To sharpen those sales skills there is Sandler Online Free Content Library (Podcasts, Blogs, Whitepapers etc: Sandler Sales Online Resources
“The world is moving so fast that you have to run just to stay in place….! ” Tom Peters
Not sure if any of this is relevant in your world on the off chance it is you may want to contact me for a quick conversation.