I personally have heard enough gloomy news to last a decade. Don’t know about you but I’ve had enough, really. As we enter the 2nd half of what has been a most exhilarating year with myriads of bitter-sweet events at every turn, there’s this widespread feeling of exhaustion and uncertainty especially amongst career folk wondering ‘What next?” and “Will it get worse?” and then some hidden optimism and hope in between, that this half brings a fresh start. Talk about mixed feelings. Lol
I for one haven’t been exactly sure on how to feel either… I think I’m somewhere between indifference and optimism about the events of the past few months, owing in part to a certain book I read recently (you should read it too)- How they started in tough times by David Lester; and then this knowing that the world has gone through several if not worse events in times past. And survived. Changed greatly, yes maybe, but definitely survived. In spite of all.
On survival, did you know that great companies like Hp, Linkedin, Wikipedia and Disney (as I read) were founded in very dire times… almighty Disney was formed right in the World War era. What timing could be worse to setup a business/switch between jobs?
As professionals and career people, I believe personal and professional development should be top priority now as job cuts loom and companies adopt cost-reduction measures. As a friend always says, job cut isn’t for top talent, in fact companies need top talent as much as they seek to cut costs in tough times. Also, and maybe more importantly we should get used to working and delivering excellence from home because like it or not, that’s the new normal.
The new normal. What would this then imply for our daily activities and lifestyle? Think home office, 24hours power supply, home internet infrastructure, digital skills and e-tools, end-to-end e-commerce, e-learning and sharing, the possibilities are endless. And with new possibilities come new opportunities. That’s the way of the world. The cycle repeats.
Did I hear a smirk at 24hour power supply? In Nigeria? Well yeah. It’s real and working (not by conventional means of course). And it’s here to stay… dey there o.
Stay tuned as we guide you towards achieving regular power at home while you prepare to take on and win in the career world as it evolves. After all, na the one wey person sabi e go dey talk, abi?
You should start talking about yours too. All na hustle.