The Thriving During Crisis Class
While going through a crisis, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel sometimes. We don’t realize how a difficult time can grow and change us and our business in positive ways. In this podclass, we’ll share 10 ways to thrive in your freelance business during the current coronavirus crisis (and at any time). Join me as I support and encourage you to embrace the resilience and innovation borne out of adversity.
[0:00] Craig introduces the topic of thriving during a crisis. He shares how the strategies in this podclass will be helpful for any crisis you may face, including the current coronavirus crisis.
10 Ways to Thrive in Your Freelance Business During a Crisis
[2:21] #1 Take a pause – The benefits of pausing and a personal story about a time when Craig needed to take a pause and consider his next steps.
[5:09] #2 Launch a new plan – a tangible example from Craig’s life when he changed how he worked and shifted the timeline for his business.
[6:20] #3 Innovate and adapt – how resilience rises up and encourages innovation and adaptation. Craig shares an example of a good niche to pursue during the current coronavirus crisis.
[8:35] #4 Learn new things – how this is a time to learn and develop your skills and make the most of your time during social distancing.
[9:39] #5 Keep a consistent schedule – an encouraging example from Craig’s life that shows the benefits of developing a schedule and sticking to it.
[10:57] #6 Don’t stop marketing – how this is an opportunity to continue networking and connecting with people so your business has forward momentum.
[11:38] #7 Plan for rainy days – some examples of how to save a certain percentage of income to plan for future crises and how to adjust your budget now.
[12:57] #8 Hold on to your support network – the benefits of holding your support network close. Craig shares how a health crisis in Craig and Kelly’s life brought them closer and brought wisdom to their business.
[14:17] #9 Don’t give in to fear – the importance of resilience. Craig explains how we often imagine the worst case scenario and derail ourselves.
[15:10] #10 Leverage new possibilities – how new opportunities can emerge during a crisis. Craig shares an example of how businesses are needing help with online technology for virtual conferences and summits right now.
[16:35] Recap of the 10 ways to thrive in your freelance business during a crisis
[17:33] Craig acknowledges the gravity of the current situation and provides encouragement. He explains where to find out more information about Freelance University’s supportive community and training.
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