We are the lucky ones.
There is no better time than right now to be self employed...
...to have control over your career, over your time and, especially, over your ability to shift and adjust -- or even to pivot completely -- in response to the changes afoot.
That flexibility will be the key to the survival of your business.
Will you step up and be strong? Have you laid a strong enough foundation to weather what comes? Time will tell.
This crisis, whatever shape it eventually takes, will separate the weak from the strong. Which camp are you in?
It's entirely up to you. You get to decide how (or whether) to persevere.
In today's podcast you will hear from someone who has persevered for more than 40 years as a creative in business.
Veteran photographer, Michael e. Stern, has seen it all and persevered through many many ups and downs. On Friday, March 20, 2020, as many states were shutting down and telling their residents to stay home, we talked about what it takes to refuse to give up on yourself. Michael also shared how he decides which clients to give up on and which ones deserve his perseverance. As always, you can hear the strength in his voice.
If you are struggling right now, know that it won’t always be that way. And if you’re not, then don’t forget that you are one of the lucky ones.
So listen here (or below) and learn…
- You can hear more of my conversations with Michael here.
- Watch my video, "Your Mindset in the time of Coronavirus"
- Take advantage of my free 30 minute mentoring session