It’s hard to think back and remember a time when the world changed as quickly as it has in 2020. Between lockdowns, shutdowns, and destruction, millions of business owners and entrepreneurs are being forced to think fast to not only save their businesses, but for some to even save their entire financial lives.
25-year-old CEO Ryan Morris has had his fair share of experiences of having to think fast over the years. He’s built international sales organizations for companies resulting in millions of dollars of revenue and has taken his skill set to his two companies, iFortune Marketing and J and R Rental Properties. Ryan has traveled all over the world on various topics such as sales, marketing, personal development, business development, and organizational training. Here are his 5 tips to succeed in finishing out 2020.
Keep a Level Head
The quickest way to separate yourself right now is to stay thinking logically about what’s going on around you. Most people are in panic mode right now and aren’t taking tangible steps to move themselves forward. When you’re more focused on problems than you are on solutions, you end up making the problem worse. If you can look around at everything for what it is rather than what you think it is, you can use it to your advantage.
“Although there’s a ton of chaos right now, there’s an equal amount of opportunity right now. Look inside of your profession right now and see what people are panicking about right now. Within that there’s always a need for something. If you can be tactical and quick enough to provide that, you can propel yourself further ahead than you even were before all of this started.” -Ryan
Surround Yourself With Uplifting People
It’s very easy to get discouraged right now. Your environment will make a massive difference in how you feel about yourself. If you’re surrounded by people that are hopeless and discouraged, you’ll embody how they feel. If you’re surrounded by people that are uplifting, motivated, and focused, you’ll in turn do and feel the same. “Like attracts like” is a universal law. When you feel better about yourself and your future, productivity levels will soar and you’ll be on track to succeed in no time.
Sometimes in life, you really can’t do anything directly about the situation that you’re in. You just have to deal with it. But there are other times where you can actively work to make things better for yourself. The solution likely won’t be right in front of you. If it were, you probably wouldn’t be where you are right now to begin with.
Being creative starts with asking yourself the right questions. Start by asking yourself:
What happened to get me where I’m at right now?
What’s directly in my control?
What’s not in my control?
What tools and resources do I have at my disposal right now?
What tools and resources do I no longer have at my disposal?
Who’s someone that can help me right now?
Who’s someone that I can help right now?
Develop a New Plan, But Be Flexible
A business plan is always where you start, including when you’re starting over. Know what your goal is, know what your game plan is, and know what’s the first step you need to take. Everything else in between will usually figure itself out once you start moving in the right direction. Trying to figure out too much all at once will keep you from taking action.
Keep Your Sense Of Humor Intact
You might be scratching your head on this one, but Ryan claims it to be one of the biggest pillars of his success in life and in business.
“If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re missing out on a lot. Laughing keeps you de-stressed and full of passionate energy. When you have dead energy inside of you and you aren’t fun in conversation, people tend to trust you a lot less and not want to do business with you. Combine charisma with humor and you’ll not only perform better, but you’ll have much more fun.”