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Here’s 5 things to focus on right now to remain in control and keep a positive mindset,

With the extended COVID lockdowns in many parts of Australia, it’s vital that we pay attention to our mindset and cultivate positive thinking. 

And it’s also vitally important during this time to know that it’s okay to not be okay.

There are many things within your control that you can do to remain positive during these tough times.  The important thing is to remain pro-active and take action every single day.

What are you doing every single day to stay committed to a plan, and to remain focused on your goals?

If life gives you lemons, are you making lemonade?  Many of us have more time than ever to focus on “big picture” items in our business…. you may never get this opportunity or time to work on your business again like we are now – make the most of it!

What is in your plan that you can execute right now?

How can you take your employees skills to the next level? What can you do to work on your business so when it comes time to reopen, its ready to come back stronger than ever?

Focus on training, education and improving your team’s capabilities, and focus on tasks that will move your business forward.

Here’s 5 things to focus on right now to remain in control and keep a positive mindset,

1. Keep a cool head

The moment you begin to panic, is the moment more trouble will arise, because the moment you begin to panic you will think with emotion instead of logic and will likely make poor decisions. Remain in control and focused, and make logical decisions.

2. WIP Analysis

Understand exactly how much work you have in progress, and how you plan to deliver that. What did you have planned in terms of scheduling, and what changes do you need to make right now to adjust your schedule?

Once you have a clear plan with regards to your Work in Progress, you know exactly what you need to do.

3. Communicate with every customer

In these uncertain times, make sure your customers know you’re available and will work with them to meet the challenges they’re facing in their business right now. Be proactive and get in touch with your customers and have compassionate, honest, upfront conversations with them, and show them that you care.

4. Work out what is invoiceable for September, October, November, December.

This comes back to your 26-week rolling cashflow. What is invoiceable for this month? Next month?

What can you do to be on top of your cashflow? You must predict this and know exactly when and where your money is coming from, and where your outgoings are.

5. Have upfront conversations with your team

Finally, and most importantly, have honest, truthful, and forthright conversations with your team. The more you can be open and honest with them about what’s happening in your business, the more secure they will feel, and they will be more motivated to drive your business forward through these tough circumstances.

On a final note – if you need help, please reach out. We know it’s a tough time for business owners, we hear you, we see you and we are here for you.  A simply reply to this email and I will help you.

Power to you!

Stefan Kazakis 

CEO, Business Benchmark Group

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