An article by Peter Diamandis
In the midst of this global pause, during which many of us are under lockdown in our homes for likely 60 days, this is a perfect window to:
There are two key pieces of advice here:
First, if you haven’t digitized your business yet, now is the time!
Figure out what processes, assets, products or services you (or your company) currently implement in an analog fashion and figure out how to digitize them.
Once you digitize them, you’ll be able to dematerialize, demonetize and democratize your products and services. What does this mean?
Second, if you’ve got a product or service that is not doing well, now is the time to kill it.
Once you bury it, you can then take these resources — cognitive, monetary, and human capital — and focus them on a digitized version of what you’re delivering.
60 days (of “sheltering at home”) is enough time for you to create new habits that will stick with you for the rest of your life.
Consider habits that serve your health, which in turn aid in strengthening your immune system (now a global focus in the epidemiology limelight):
It always stuns me that the vast majority of us let years and even decades pass without ever discovering subjects or hobbies for which we have a natural affinity.
Whether it’s architecture or astrophysics, learning new things isn’t just a temporary activity. It’s an invaluable ritual that keeps us cognitively sharp and turns us into lifelong students.
So pick 3 books that you’ve had on the back burner to consume.
Or dive into an online course that covers a technology you know nothing about (if you’re a member, the Abundance Digital portal spans everything from 3D printing to virtual & augmented reality, and includes digital coaching from me).
Or find a docuseries on a totally foreign subject matter.
Your MINDSET is everything!
A negative mindset will never lead to a positive life.
The human brain is wired to look for danger. And when we see danger, it puts us on red alert, clouding our mindset.
So consider taking a diet from the news (or viewing it in moderation), and focus on the positive things, both gratitude and your ability to reinvent your business and build new skills.
We live in a time wherein we can solve any problem, and our collective action in tackling this pandemic is giving rise to tremendous resilience.
In the weeks ahead, I hope you maintain your safety, health and an abundance mindset. I truly believe we are heading towards a hopeful, compelling and abundant future for humanity.
Please share this message of hope with your friends and family. We need some data-driven optimism to counter 24/7 doom and gloom!
With deepest gratitude,