You may be asking yourself, “What does recession-proof mean?” It means you seek opportunities to improve yourself through skill development, attitude maintenance, and going above and beyond the norm to provide tremendous value.
Let’s look at each of these areas.
Just like you would do in business, conduct your own audit. Albrina Mendes from General Assembly says, “Conduct a personalized skills audit.” Look at your strengths (and passions), weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Look at this time in life as a moment to freshen up your offerings. Consider asking yourself some great questions.
What do I do with little effort?
What brings me joy and happiness?
Where can I grow my skill set?
What needs are not being met that I can fulfill?
Whom do I know that does this skill or task better than me now?
What can I learn?
Perhaps you are in the technology industry and have been part of the recent layoffs. Ed Sattar of the Forbes Councils Member asks a great question, “What can you do to find a new job in case you are laid off, or how can you switch careers and settle into a new industry to become recession-proof?”
If you are worried about layoffs or job transitions, you might consider an excellent first step of updating your resume.
It is your job to stay on the upside of your attitude. William F. Kendy of Selling Power talks about tips salespeople can implement, which translates to all of us. He says to look for opportunities to rebound, reinvent yourself, polish your appearance, embrace your confidence, and focus on the good by calling on happy customers.
The most powerful thing you can do right now is manage your self-talk, which affects everything else in your life.
When it comes to providing value, you want to be the lynchpin of success. Courtney Johnston of DPM (Digital Project Manager) wrote this article. She talks about embracing the unknown. Most people love certainty, but many thrive in uncertainty. It is when most successful companies have been founded.
When providing value, remember that people do business (and life) with people they know, like, and trust. It may be time you opened your phone and started connecting with your sphere of influence and asking them whom they know. This might allow for new opportunities you never saw coming.
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