At this point there are very few people in the world that are not feeling the effects of the pandemic.
A recent report indicated that at least one member in a family has already either lost their job or had their hours reduced at work because of the pandemic.
There is nothing worse than losing a job. We live in a society where about 80% of the population is living paycheck to paycheck. This means that for many families right now, missing even one paycheck can be a disaster.
Being unemployed can cause significant emotional distress. Losing your job has a huge impact on so many aspects of your life.
Losing your job in the midst of a pandemic brings with it unprecedented upheaval. , such as being isolated from family, friends and colleagues as well as feelings of fear, anxiety and helplessness.
This pandemic has brought the world to its knees. Unfortunately this is not easing any time soon and it will continue into Spring and Summer. The one thing that we all agree is that the world is unlikely to return to its’ pre pandemic days….only time will tell.
Filing for unemployment is only a temporary solution but you would want to find something which can take you through this pandemic and into a more secure future.
It won’t be easy but it will make you come out stronger. As with any crisis, there is always opportunities which can propel us forward.
There are many alternate ways to earn an income and we need to be open enough to look for it.
Just because we are socially distancing ourselves from each other does not mean you can’t network.
Reach out to friends and old contacts in your industry and let them know you are looking for work.
Get creative. Consider online writing, virtual services, creating online education programs, selling your art work or working on your YouTube channel.
If you are thinking of starting an online business,
As Winston Churchill was working to form the United Nations after WWII, he famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”.
The current situation may be stressful, but there are things you can do to safe guard your wellbeing and maintain a positive outlook. The important thing is to maintain a positive mindset to come out stronger on the other side.
You and I both know that the world is full of uncertainty, now more than ever, so it is scary to step outside of what we know to be true or comfortable.
We should always look into learning a new skill as no one can take away the skill from you.
Learning a new skill that can provide you as a side project that can make you a little extra money or as something that could potentially replace your day job as a full-time money maker, affiliate marketing is an attractive option, but like any other industries, there are pros and cons of affiliate marketing.
Sharing my personal journey here with you is to help you find confidence in these unprecedented times.
It may resonate with you and help you realise that all is not doom and gloom. At the end of the day, you have to decide what fits as we all have our own unique skills and values.
Only you can decide how you’re going to ride out this recession. Only you can choose the direction you want to take in order to survive it.
Coming from a corporate hospitality background of over 20 something years…I have never really given any thought about changing careers though at times I feel overworked and unfulfilled.
From the outside it looks like I was successful, but deep down I still felt like a failure on the inside.
This cause me to do some deep soul searching on what really matter most. On returning home from my overseas assignments, I decided to take a break and did some soul searching on my purpose and where my next path would take me.
I knew the digital economy is the new way to earn an income while working from home. I realised that we are now living in the digital economy, so I decided to invest in myself by learning a new skill.
There are thousands of Affiliate Marketing programs out there on the internet and you need to do your research to see which path you want to follow.
I chose a digital education company who have been teaching people how to start their own online business from scratch and they have been doing this for over a decade.
They are focused and dedicated to help you on your journey but the success of your business does depend on you, your mindset and dedication.
Learning a new skill requires determination and commitment and I can tell you now that is the best investment I have made.
I now work in the comfort of my own home and I do not have to wake up to an alarm clock, get dressed and commute through the horrendous traffic to and from work. It is so flexible on my time!
I need to tell you that I did face challenges while learning a new skill. I questioned myself if I could do this, but with determination, I soldiered on and quashed my doubts on starting my own online business.
What I found that was where the biggest growth happens. This brings me to you…… I found a free video workshop series of shared ideas on how to break this cycle of just working and start living.
What I uncovered is a whole new life, right in front of us, we could not see it.
I started an online business from scratch with no experience, scary…YES – rewarding (worth it)..100%.
And now that is my hope for you, even if you watch the video series and if you are happy with where you are, amazing… you confirm that feeling, or you might uncover a passion to start a franchise or own a traditional biz, it really does not matter, as long as you are willing to do what most people are not.
I have included a form on the right hand sidebar so you can enter your name and email address, and I will send the same video series which got me started directly to your inbox or if you prefer to access the tutorials here
I have also included my personal email address here [firstname.lastname@example.org] and I want you to know that you can reach out to me with any questions you may have.
You need to figure out your why! and don’t let life pass you by. I look forward to talking to you soon.
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