Being an Entrepreneur, especially a small entrepreneur, can be like having 2 full-time job. Every day, we need to CREATE content, share it, interact with people about it and we must do all this with the same passion and energy, all year long!
Now that COVID-19 has affected all of us, and especially self-employed and small businesses, we are pushed more than ever to create, INSPIRE, motivate and nourish our community, as COVID-19 will not last forever, but our communities will!
It’s during times like these that we, small entrepreneurs and creators, have to come TOGETHER as and help each-other keep up the motivation!
As the saying goes: “If you need something done, give it to the busy person”.
There is something about being “busy” that allows you to find your own rhythm, and your own harmonious way of making things work. As many small and new businesses have closed their doors because of COVID-19, sadly we do not hear anymore that often “I am busy”.
I too had so many plans beginning of this year…
I was going to double my efforts on my Online Travel Agency, I was establishing many connections and had found the right partnerships to finally have a full running operation, which was my dream. It was something that started as a fun project 2 years ago, and I was finally dedicating myself to it.
With COVID-19, travel was one of the most affected industries. Thus, mid-March, I found myself confined in my small studio, with nothing but time, and luckily health. I needed to do something.
First, I reached out to full-time travelers, and bloggers. I started to interview them for my travel blog, thus creating relationships and transforming my blog into a hub of information and insights regarding travel and bloggers.
This interview section you can find it here “Travel Bloggers “Under” COVID-19″.
I also started to participate to many online classes to improve my skills, and many webinars, live events happening even twice a day. This was so powerful to me. I could travel the World from my small city apartment. One morning I was in London and the evening I was dining in New York, one weekend I was in Cyprus, and the next day in Los Angeles.
I have listened carefully and learned so much from the best of the best, whom are usually charging for their speeches and classes, but with the confinement, and canceled events, we were lucky to have so many free resources online, especially for new and small entrepreneurs.
All of that helped me get to one conclusion, that my Online Travel Agency can now step into the future and I can start creating Virtual Tours, to help people travel the world, from the comfort of their home.
I have seen myself in both extremes, I know how I function being overwhelmed and piling up the “To-Do” lists, but that keeps me happy and full of energy; and I know how I am when I miss the motivation and the rush of having things get done. I do prefer the first.
Things might never go back to the same, but one thing I truly believe is that it’s not the strongest to survive at the end, but the one who can ADAPT better and faster.
I can’t wait for you all to tell me what was your state of mind in front of these changes? Did you immediately think to take actions and transform what you were already doing? If so, what helped you get inspiration and motivation?
During these difficult times, I am happy to have partnered with @GoDaddy to share with you many resources to help your small businesses stay afloat.
GoDaddy has created the #OpenWeStand community for those looking for resources to help during these hard times. I discovered it trying to find some motivation, on how to transform the concept of my business and tell my story. There I found so much more: I found a community.
Check it out at the link HERE and let me know what you think on the comments below!!! #GoDaddyPartner