Is the light at the end of the tunnel becoming bigger and brighter? Do you feel that after weeks of the surreal with the COVID-19 situation, normality is on the horizon?

Or is it a new kind of normality?

Things have certainly changed since the beginning of 2020. The way we work, the way we interact with others, the way we travel. Even the way we do the weekly shop. However, as restrictions start to lift, are there new ‘ways’ that you would like to adopt and bring to your new normality?

So many people, whether employed or as a business owner have had to make changes in how they do things. Government guidelines have meant that our homes have become our new place of work, where we’ve faced challenges with technology, sufficient workspace (or lack of), isolation and even a fall in productivity. But these challenges have been overcome, and as a result a new way of working has not only become adaptable and sustainable, it is perhaps even preferred to how things used to be.

The daily commute is no longer an issue. Giving you that extra time with your family, or just to take some well-deserved timeout for yourself before and after a busy day. There’s no morning rush to get out the door, just a slower, gentler way of life.

Perhaps you’ve not been working but have been furloughed? Has this time away from your 9 to 5 given you an opportunity to assess a few things? Were you, or are you unhappy in your existing role? Have you been thinking about starting your own business to get away from the rat race and feel more in control of your own destiny? Perhaps you’ve acquired a skill that you never had time to turn into a business before, but have realised that what you love to do, could actually be your dream business and the potential to be a successful one at that!

You may even have your own business already, that you’ve had to adapt to keep afloat during these difficult times. Do you prefer the way it runs now to how it did before?

The light at the end of the tunnel is not just about getting back to normal as we knew it. It’s about seeing an opportunity. It’s a light of change. It’s a horizon from a different perspective.

What if this new way of life, this way of working was within your power because you are now ready to seize the day and make your business dream into your new normal.

If you have felt like you want change, you are not alone. Starting up a business or even changing up your existing one can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s support out there! You can start small with just a friendly chat with someone who has experienced the transition from employed to self-employed. Or from taking their business from one level to another. Maybe you just need a little help for an hour a week to start to get things in order? This level of help is available too.

Not sure where to find this help? I’m here! You can contact me, and I’ll be happy to share my experiences and suggest any assistance that you might need along the way, that you maybe didn’t even realise would be an option.

New days ahead are on the horizon. New normality is for you to embrace.

Until next time…

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay inspired.