This is the second in a series of articles where I have been reflecting on two years since Covid.
I find myself in disbelief lately that it has been 2 years since the “world closed” for COVID. 2 years of restrictions, of being that first industry to be closed and the last industry to open with each lockdown. Two years of collaborating with other owners in my industry to try and get a seat at the table with the government to help educate them on what we do and how it could be done safely.
When I look back at the leader I have become and the companies that I now lead, I am in awe of the adversity and sheer raw will that I exerted to still be able to say I am still standing here before you today will all my companies intact and dare I say, ready to thrive.
Change For The Better
I have had the chance to connect with several business owners over the past few weeks and I have had a question on my mind that I wanted to ask. Now that we have made so many changes in our businesses to pivot, to shift, to adapt and modify, which of these changes are actually for the better and are here to stay?
I asked Mandy Lines, owner of Budget Blinds Airdrie this question:
When Covid-19 first arrived in March of 2020, we had to figure out a method to continue to provide our “custom” window covering experience to our clients. We created a virtual consultation, sampling and measurement process that worked! Moving forward as the world begins to re-open, we continue to find this process useful in times where snow storms hit and we can’t physically get to our rural clientele, or simply when people would prefer to start things off with us virtually as opposed to our in-person design consultations!
What Shifts Have You Made?
Mandy and her company saw some huge shifts in how she looked at the way she ran her business. The pandemic caused her to challenge her belief systems and amazingly she has found some fantastic advantages. What shifts did the pandemic cause you to make that have been for the better? What advantages have you come up with as a result of having to reexamine business as you know it?
As always I am here to help you get to the next level in your business.