At the beginning of 2020, the economy was at a historic high. Revenues were up everywhere from car sales to telecommunication development. College students planning to graduate and enter the workforce were darlings of the economy. Graduates had their pick of options, with companies tripping over each other to entice the next great minds entering the workforce.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of Americans to work from home, many of these individuals are working from home for the first time ever. Sports and other forms of entertainment have been indefinitely postponed. Churches are shut down and services are being livestreamed. If that doesn’t illustrate the paralyzing state that the country is in, we don’t know what does. While it is hard not to focus on the negatives from this crisis… this time is also filled with many positives. To help change your perspective during this chaotic and stressful time, our VP of Central Sales, Daniel Medalie, gives the following advice to see the advantages of this time at home:
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The end of a decade. Repeat that to yourself. The…end…of…a…decade. Think all the way back to 2010 - what’s changed? That’s a laughable question. Maybe the question is what hasn’t changed?
What are you doing to improve yourself? Stop for a moment and think about that.
What’s the toughest question you’ve received in your work-life recently? The most perplexing questions are often the most straight-forward. Imagine someone asks you a basic, but poignant question, “What do you want?” “Well? What do I want?” “What did I want?” “What am I trying to accomplish?” These are tough questions when you stop for a moment and think about them. People don’t always stop to think about what they really want when they are working to accomplish something. Think about the last conflict you had – whether workplace or at home. If you had stopped and thought about what you wanted, would that have helped you achieve the desired outcome? What do you want? The question can be interpreted in various ways….