It’s Time To Go
We just wrapped up another fiscal year on September 30 and we’re now working in FY2021. It seems as though time has sped up, but nobody bothered to inform the coronavirus that it’s time to go. It’s like that one person that came to the party uninvited, drank too much, and now they’re sloppy drunk and can’t drive home after the party’s over. No one wants a drunk driver on the streets and no one wants throw-up in their car, not even Uber, but you can’t stay here.
So what now? Spring and summer have come and gone and the leaves are falling, but we’re still wearing our masks. It looks like we’ll have them on through the bewitching hour, but we can’t lose hope. There is an end. In the meantime, we’ve got to stay vigilant, keep those hands clean and practice social distancing. It’s tiring, but until coronavirus sleeps it off, we’ll have to stay up.
The down time has given everybody a chance to think and reflect. Some people started new ventures while some ended old ones. Ending something isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Relationships, jobs, or whatever, sometimes things need to go to make room for something new and fresh. Stagnant jobs and relationships can suck the life out of you.
We’re entering a new phase, it’s called the new normal, are you ready? Maybe it’s time for you to skill up. Don’t be afraid, I know learning new technology can be a daunting task, but our future depends on it. Technically, the digital age started in the middle of the 20th century, so we should be way past the “new computer” phase being that we’re in the 21st century. As the economy shifts and major changes are being made in corporations and government, job security is something to think about and being equipped to enter into the new normal is crucial.
Having marketable skills are a must-have in today’s job market because competition is stiff. Maybe these months of being at home have kindled an entrepreneur spirit within you, but you lack start-up funds or know-how. If you’ve got a cell phone, and more than 80% of Americans do, your smartphone may be the door to your new business. It’s possible and viable to start a business with just your cell phone, no other equipment needed. It’s called being a cell-entrepreneur. Knowledge is key and your local library and the internet can provide a wealth of information on how to get started free of charge.
As we wait for the coronavirus to sober up and leave, don’t let your downtime be idle time. The COVID-19 rumors abound, I can’t say that I believe them all, but a broken clock is right twice a day so take advantage of the time – skill up.