Brace up for business challenges | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Like many other years past this year will present its opportunities and its challenges. If you brace up you will see that many of those challenges are actually opportunities. If you do not brace up you will see those challenges and will cave in for very little things that should become your spring board.

Towards the end of last year, a few things happened. Top on the list was the fall in oil prices which is biting hard in a number of nations, especially those that depend on oil. Some foreign investors are pulling out of the nations they have invested in and are hoping things will change before they return.

A number of predictions just don’t seem to favour people who are just starting their businesses or those looking to start sometimes soon. With all of that, picking up a job is not even an option because those who have the jobs to offer cant pay the right fee and those who can pay may not have any vacancy.

In bracing up for the things to come you will be very ready and the things that will be challenges for others will just be your own opportunities. You have to work with a plan. Many people just go about their businesses without a plan and that’s one of the issues we are facing today. It is for the lack of plan that nearly any business challenge will hit the business and rock it so hard that the business may not make it.

What are the things you intend to do this year? What scenerios have you created regarding how it can turn out or may not turn out? What will you do when things dont work as you expect or where will you get out just to make sure you don’t get into trouble?

You may find people saying no to you this year like the other years but it does not mean you will not succeed. You may find those giving you some tough times but it does not mean things will not work out. There may be times when the cash flow is just not what it should be but you make it through that phase and eventually get what you want.

This is not a time when you will let just anything get to you and you will quit what you are doing. This is a time for you to be tough. If tough times will come then the tough times should also see that you are a really tough person who is tough enough to sail through the stormy weather.

Your preparation for the year in business matters a lot. It determines what you get and how the year will turn out for you. I suggest you need to be more strategic than you have ever been. Don’t wait for things to happen before you can think about what to do. Think about the things that can possible happen and work on them so that you just fit in when they happen.

Sometimes some people can see signs and things to avoid but they ignore them. They go ahead and their businesses just hit the rocks sooner than they expect. Always remember that this is a time when business has gone beyond just buying and selling. It is time to be intuitive and very strategic.

When others are crumbling and being crushed by the business challenges ahead, you can soar and get more because you have prepared for what is to come and are ready to sail with minimal issues.

It may not be wise for us to pray that challenges should not come but the best thing for us to do is to be ready for those challenges. If your business will be standing in the years to come, that will absolutely depend on what you see now or refuse to see and the actions you take ahead of time.
    

Fola Daniel Adelesi
President/CEO,
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