I didn't recognize it clearly at the time, but Diggers 'n' Dealers last year was depressing. Let's not do that again.
This is not the time to be frozen with fear (that time was late 2008), it is not the time to be overly cautious (that time was early in 2009). Now is the time to be looking widely at all of the opportunities that surround you and to size them up. Then it is the time to take confident sensible steps to position yourself. Those that do this now will be declared the winners in 10-20 years.
As we wrote earlier this year,
“The Pragmatic Optimists will inherit the earth!"
Life remains fabulous and those who are exhibiting cautious optimism right
now will inherit the earth of the future. Said more sensibly, whatever your world, your career, or your business environment; be making plans now for the eventual return of better times and you will be well rewarded in years to come.
To do this you must look out further than next week and recapture a sense of the future and then start to position yourself for it.
And remember that prophecies are usually self fulfilling.
I would encourage you to focus squarely on some of these tips below to help you crystallise this mode of thinking and to hopefully help you gain an edge over the pack.
Waste not one moment focussing on how hard it all is.
Accept it. Get on with it.
It is the down times that shape people.
In the good times we’re mostly just hanging on for the ride. In the down times you must decide what you stand for and impose yourself.
Attempt to control only what you can.
You cannot change the wind but you can change the set of your sails.
Business owner or employee, you need a personal mission.
I know where I am going and I know the truth and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to do what I want.
- Muhammad Ali.
Get on with it or get out of the way.
If you’re in the mining industry and still complaining about how hard it all is then it is really time that you either got out of it or got out of the way and let others have a shot!
You ARE a salesperson.
Isaac Newton knew this.
Nothing will move until something else applies a force to make it move.
All things are created twice. First mentally and then physically. Steven Covey
You determine all outcomes.
What are you waiting for?
And if you need other good people to help you get there, don’t waste time, call us at MPi.