The Best Kept Secrets About Having A Creative Eye On Business
During the last year, you may have been trying to stay afloat and keep your eye firmly on the matters of business. However, this has been challenging in the Coronavirus Pandemic’s face and the reoccurring lockdowns globally and the changing economic landscape.
Whether your passion for creativity and photography is personal, hobby, or business, you can change your focus and lock out the world by engaging with your creative muse.
Finding distractions can help support your coping mechanisms and deflect any levels of anxiety. You may think that this is a little self-indulgent, but it could keep you from hitting a slump or, worse, depression.
Thinking Outside of the Box
You may be trying to piece together the remnants of your business as you look at ways to keep your business moving forward with new concepts and strategies to help maintain momentum and buoyancy.
It may be sensible for you to look a an array of different strategies and approaches that take you out of your comfort zone. You may seek out the support and guidance of an accreditation consultant to help you look at your business outside of the box. To rebuild your business, you may need to deconstruct, removing any elements that do not play a crucial part in your business’s progression.
Images of the Future
Finding a new window on the world, head out into nature. Defocus your business eye and immerse yourself in creativity. Look at new approaches to incorporate your creativity within your business and use this as an abstract venture.
Create an escape route kit for times when you need to escape the news and the world:
- Pack a backpack with a few snacks, a map, a compass, and a small camera.
- Stock up on your favorite foods or drink.
- Catch up on all those episodes you’ve been putting off.
- Connect with family and friends.
- Pick up your notebook and be creative, do some drawing, or write a short story.
- Take up meditation, yoga, or visualization techniques.
- Listen to music or sounds that help you to disconnect and relax.
- Take plenty of walks in nature and indulge in a little photography.
- Do some de-cluttering of your home and business.
- Make some brand new plans for the future.
- Hit pause, stop, rejuvenate, and recalibrate your life.
If none of the above suggestions resonate, take out a pen and create something bespoke to you and your feelings.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that it helps you to find your happy place and lights you up inside. Remember, this is an activity to take you out of any tension or stress, and a means to escape the world for a while to heal your body, mind, and soul.
Getting Ready To Start Again
Prepare well and do some future forecasting for the year ahead. Create a flexible business plan, factoring time for yourself, which gives you a balance between work and personal life.
While you are cooped up at home, look at redesigning your brand, do some deep work not only with yourself but deep clean your business too.
If you have successfully moved your day to day business activities entirely online, you may need to look at new ways to keep your staff motivated and engaged. You could incorporate incentives from bonuses to themed days or offer your team a flexible working approach.
You will also need to adopt a different mental approach and be mindful of the socioeconomic impact that the Coronavirus pandemic may have had on your workforce and team members.
What may sit comfortably with you, maybe evoking a completely different picture for someone else. Reduce others’ expectations, as not everyone will be functioning on the same level as before.
Working online may be a short term measure, and you may feel nervous about revisiting the prospects of re-entering the new world and wonder how this will impact your business next year. You may have decided to reduce your costs and work solely online, and this may also affect if you have to let staff go or change up your team in alignment to an online way of working.
Consider your needs, and if overwhelm starts to set in, head back to the list of activities above for inspiration and rescue. You are not alone, and many business owners will be in the same place as you are now. Connect with other business owners and create a recovery support network.
Get ready to start on a whole new business platform.
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