How to navigate the stresses and strains of COVID-19

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

Plenty of entrepreneurs, small business owners and workers are stressed and strained by COVID-19 and its closures and job losses.

The pandemic has cause record unemployment claims and has shutdown much of the economy.

Peter Thomas, who developed the Four Seasons resort in Scottsdale and founded Century 21 Real Estate in Canada, wants those impacted by and worried about the pandemic’s fallout to stay positive and stay true to their purpose and values.

“Have confidence in yourself and your own ability,” said Thomas during a special Rose Law Group New Economy (Virtual) Power Lunch yesterday.

Thomas said self-confidence can be built by staying focused on your purpose and values. He also stressed the need to keep charting your own course in life. “If you have no plans or goals you become part of someone else’s plans,” Thomas said.

“You have to be the agent of your own change,” Thomas said.

Thomas recommends adopting a motivating and positive word of the day each morning to help set a tone and goals. He also said entrepreneurs need to overcome their hesitancy to ask others for help.

“Entrepreneurs are reluctant to reach out for help,” he said.

Thomas said entrepreneurs, innovators and others also need to be aware of and keep playing their careers to their purpose, values and talents.

“You don’t have to have aces to win the game of life,” Thomas told the Rose Law Group virtual forum.

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April 2020