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If you’re a small business owner who has been impacted by COVID-19 we have compiled our top tips to help you survive and dare I say it thrive in COVID-19.

Now is the time to execute and lean into the discomfort of this situation and here’s how:

The silver lining:

Many businesses have been severely impacted by COVID-19, however what’s interesting is that silver linings still seem to be emerging. In tough times comes great innovation which we are already seeing with new products and services emerging.

What is the silver lining for you?

Pivot:

Some businesses have already got on the front foot and pivoted. Speed of execution counts and as a small business you have the ability to be more nimble than the larger businesses.

Here at The Execution Zone we have moved all of our workshops to virtual events. One of our clients, a small Australian business, developed and released a hand sanitiser within 48 hours.

Right now, things can feel very overwhelming and many of us don’t know where to start with a pivot. Perhaps try putting yourself in the shoes of your customer, what do they need most from you right now and then take your first step towards this. The rest will follow!

Focus:

“Focus on the wildly important” is one of the 4 Disciplines of Execution by Franklin Covey. This methodology is based on research of over 200,000 organisations so they know a thing or two about execution.
The secret to focus is selecting a maximum of 2 – 3 goals and ensuring accountability and regular check in’s within your team to achieve those goals.

What is your top 2-3 goals that need your relentless focus?

The first step:

Things can feel very overwhelming at the moment and we can get stuck in procrastination or perfectionism. There’s no time for that unfortunately so take a leaf out of Tony Robbins book and just take the first step today. The rest will follow.

Take a leaf out of Tony Robbins: “Never leave the site of a goal without first taking some form of positive action towards its attainment.”

What step can you take today?

If you need additional information and/or support, we are offering a free membership for all Australian businesses with resources to manage the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit: WELCOME.THEEXECUTIONZONE.COM or Instagram @TheExecutionZone for more information.

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