Mar 20, 2020
I’ve had several discussions with family, friends and
partners this week, and a common message seems to be
surfacing. People are working from home. Kids are not
in school. Restaurants are closing their
dining rooms. Theaters, Malls, Stores and Businesses
are shutting down temporarily. As
a result, people are bored, slowing down and “waiting”
for things to change.
Sure there is less traffic, and maybe you need to go
through the drive through when you go out to eat, but thats not
what I want to talk with you about.
Most people are feeling trapped, isolated, and even
unproductive. Yes, I think it is amazing what communities are
doing to create social separation, virus awareness, and even
increase hygiene in attempts to flatten the curve of the
BUT, how you identify and perceive this current
economic slow down is very very important in my opinion. After
all…your perception of circumstances in your life is everything…Its
your reality. I’m not talking about whether you
stay positive and optimistic or not.
I’m talking about whether you are buying into this
momentum shift and the slow down in how you are living your life
over the coming weeks.
Are you looking at this as an opportunity to take
a vacation or sleep in a bit longer, or are you taking this as
an opportunity in your favor?…a time to shine...
You see when you are trying to create your best
life, you need to recognize opportunities to get ahead
when they are presented. Rather than slowing down and taking
a break, you should be capitalizing on this opportunity
to double down on your talents, infrastructure and
Let’s not forget that we are playing at this game of
life regardless of what is going on around us. The battle
going on inside your head doesn’t stop. Time doesn’t stop.
The anxiety, stress, or even depression that many of you feel
doesn’t go away.
Your health, relationships and
finances don’t have a pause button. Hopefully there are
many ways that government, local businesses, and those around
you will pull together and help communities and individuals
out. But, it’s up to you to make sure you are healthy, strong
and moving forward with your life.
Don’t be the person that is waiting
on “circumstances” to change. Don’t be the person that
feels powerless to change your own economy.
Bottom Line...Don’t wait around for things to
change…Be the Change.
I’m suggesting you use this time wisely. Create
opportunities in your life in the midst of the challenges.
Find areas of your life you can improve
and expand upon. Sure, it might be tough and resources might
not be readily available, but you CAN set yourself up for massive
success and momentum if you focus on the right things while
EVERYONE ELSE is taking a break.
Let me give you some examples of things you
can really Double Down on during the next few
Get clear on what you really want in
(it can always get clearer)
Double Down on your Daily Rituals.
(add some new ones, get better, use the
Catch up on Work and Business Projects.
(work on the important not urgent you rarely get
Get ahead of the Competition with new
(when they sleep you build)
Create, Innovate, and Build new Business
Remember what I said a few weeks ago when we were
talking about Abundance Thinking verses Scarcity Thinking.
You have to start from a place of solution. Rather than
thinking there are less resources, opportunities, money, and
people to work with, you need to identify and start thinking
about the super long list of opportunities this gives you
to improve your life.
Spend more time with your kids and key
Develop your mindset and filter on
Use this time to get in shape and eat
It's my hope that you will take a good hard look at
the time, money, resources and goals that you Have instead of the
ones that you Don’t have. Then, start moving forward
today toward your goals with even
more commitment, passion and resolve.
If you do this, I promise it will put you ahead of the curve
and much closer to the life you Want you were meant to
Enjoy your day and I’ll talk with you more
George Wright III