This is a trying season for all of us. We have been hearing from those in our community all of the ways it has affected you all. Becky and I are praying for you daily, but today I wanted to give you some hard-earned wisdom. I have gone through many “down” seasons in my business and my life. While this time is unprecedented, I have learned some things about what to do when you’re not sure what comes next. Today, I wanted to share that wisdom with you.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Unsure Times
Don’t Make Decisions Out of Fear
I know it’s hard to see right now, but this will pass. There will come a day where we all go back to work, Churches and restaurants will be filled with people once again. The biggest piece of advice I can give you right now is to make temporary decisions only. I teach in my courses that you never want to make decisions out of fear, and that is especially true right now.
You might have to make some hard choices for this temporary moment, but things will get back to some version of normal, so plan for that.
Do Hold onto Hope
I can’t tell you why this is happening, but I can tell you that God is still present in all of this. He is still with You, just like he was with the Israelites in the desert. You have to hold onto the hope that one day, we will get back to some version of normal. This is a defining moment for all of us. What do you want it to say about you?
I want to be a man that held his family together on the firm rock of Jesus Christ. I want to be the leader that supported and championed his team. I want to use this time to increase my knowledge, brainstorm, and dream with my wife. I don’t want to discount the communal and individual suffering we are going through, but I want you to keep the future in sight, too. Who will you be when this is over? When you’re not sure what to do, hold onto God.
Do Take Advantage of This Season
We all have more time than ever right now, and I encourage you to use it wisely. As a grandfather, I have been connecting virtually with my grandkids so we can keep in touch. It has become a wonderful tradition, and I’m thankful for this time that is bringing us closer when we are apart. You can use this time to invest in your relationships, start paying more attention to your partner, or your kids. Take a day to consider what would bring them joy that day.
If you’re a business owner, well, you’ve also got a lot of time on your hands. I encourage you to start researching new revenue streams, or how your business can most effectively reach customers during this time. How can your business be there to support them? I want you to start brainstorming what your business will look like after all of this, maybe read some books on leadership, money management or business mastery. This is a great time to invest in yourself.
Finally, I believe in this season we’re called to rest. Without the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we can hear the still small whisper of God. We can find rest that hasn’t been available to us in years. I encourage you to reflect on your life. What is worth going back to? How can you use what you’ve learned in this season to better your life in the future? Journaling helps me keep my thoughts in order, so I encourage you to pick that up, now is a great time to start.
Navigating the New Normal Livestream
For the past three weeks, Becky and I have been going live on Saturday’s to offer strong words of advice pertaining to business, real estate, the stock market, and our current economic situation. We are so thrilled by the positive response that we have decided to offer a free livestream every week! We believe it’s very important to share knowledge and wisdom with each other during this time. With that being said, encourage you to keep bringing your business, real estate, and other questions to the comment section. If you want to catch up on previous livestreams, all you have to do is visit my YouTube channel. To watch this week’s livestream, navigate over to the wealthbuilders.org homepage to register or tune in through my Facebook page. Becky and I look forward to speaking to you again this week!