Staying green in this economy

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Surviving and thriving in the complex landscape of today’s world economy demands more than just financial acumen but adaptability, resilience, and a strong awareness of the changing global dynamics. People and businesses alike must traverse new waters as the world faces unprecedented difficulties, such as economic crises, technology changes, and a work market that is changing quickly.

In light of significant changes in the business world, entrepreneurs are doing everything possible to stay afloat and meet market demands. However, the cost of production continues to rise, resulting in reduced income generation.  Employers of labours could not in any way reduce the wages or salaries of their employees, the seeming solution they came up with is to lay off some staff and burden the others with more tasks and no increment in pay.

These have led to an increase in unemployment rates and a push towards DIY solutions. Everyone is looking for ways to cut costs and reduce outsourcing. The general public searches for cheaper products and services regardless of their quality. These may or may not be dangerous to overall well-being as cheaper products may actually be healthy since prices of goods in the market are not regulated and the costs of production vary.

It’s of utmost importance for everyone and businesses learn to adapt to these changes while excelling at what they do. Impacting a change starts with you, here are some things you should start doing.

·         Invest in yourself to create wealth.

It is important to invest in yourself and create your own small economy through hard work and effective strategies. This will help boost your confidence while having a positive impact on your self-esteem and output.

The best way to start is with you having goals and of course, writing them down. This cannot be overemphasized, by doing this, there is a clear pattern you are willing to follow. There is this massive PR tech jobs are getting these days, the truth is, tech and AI are the next big thing but you can’t learn everything.

There are so many lucrative tech skills one can learn but when you have your goals known and written down, you don’t blindly follow the next trending skill you come across with. Some skills complement each other, goals will help you plan yourself and you also have to decide to do them. Goals written down and not worked on cannot become reality.

It is very important you prioritize your career or job requirements. You can’t relent in your growth just because the “big break” is here. The work you put into securing it is still the same work you have to put into keeping it. People are looking for what you have and are doing what is required, you must ensure you grow so you can remain relevant in your field.

Keep journals to track down your activities and growth. While investing in yourself, pay attention to your health. The work you have put into acquiring skills and knowledge will be worth it if you are healthy enough to reap the benefits.


·         Be disciplined with your spending.

Simple financial discipline. You are free to spend your money but you have to intelligently spend as it is crucial. In achieving this, you must set aside a percentage from your general income for spending, taking care of immediate needs, and paying bills. Another should go into saving. There are lots of apps that help you safely lock your money as you save.

Saving requires self-control which many lack in the beginning, even those who saved their first 1M at an early age within a short period of time. Many will say it wasn’t easy at first but after a first try and success with the help of these applications and accountability partners, they were able to do it. Establishing a budget and planning for emergencies can help you avoid excessive debit alerts and stay financially stable

Understand yourself and your income, and keep a record of the amount coming in and going out per month, if possible daily. Ensure you purchase goods in bulk quantity, to avoid the extra amounts on retail shopping. Avoid incurring debts, you don’t have to buy everything now, some things are avoidable. Know when to stop, and invest where necessary, this will help you be financially free.


·          Stay clear of negativities.

Be interested in the happenings around you. However, it is equally important to detach yourself from negative news and focus on personal growth. There is always something new happening around the world and even in your immediate community, learn to sieve out information after you are aware of them. Sympathize where necessary.

When it comes to your industry, things don’t work out all the time. Times will come when people you consider mentors may try to discourage you from your journey because of their experience in the industry, you should know that the fact that they could come this far for them to be considered your mentors, you can do it and even better.

Don’t allow the experience of another to rub off on you. Be determined to stay on the journey and do what is necessary to stay relevant, and continue growing. Take a break if necessary, meditate, travel, and explore new things to get you back on track, allowing a flow of creativity.


·          Stay informed.

It is also important to stay informed and keep up with the fast-paced world, don’t be left behind. Information is critical to the ability to make good decisions and respond effectively. Information is also a vital key to the ability to adapt and cope. It is therefore important to make use of the necessary platforms to promote what you do.

Good information will help you in navigating your finances as you make sound investments’ choices and growth. Knowledge about your health is critical also. In choosing your political candidate for the betterment of the general economy, you must be aware of their view.

In your search for information, do not get overwhelmed. Not every good information is good for you, the ability to sieve out the best among the good is wisdom.

·          Start now!

Are you waiting for things to get better? It’s possible for things not to return to their state of normalcy soonest, while you wait, you waste time that cannot be recovered.

Are you waiting for that huge capital or investment? Even while you wait, investors want to see a good proposal and be sure you understand the market, you have to start where you are. Investors love to leverage where you are already to get to where everyone desires in the end. You are building your multimillion-dollar business, start with the thousand dollars you have now, money put to work births more money.

Do it when it is still an option and something to enjoy not when nothing is working anymore in your life. It is never too early to start working towards your goals and adding value to the world. Start that business, start creating that content, and start that YouTube channel. You may not have things figured out now but still do something as you learn.

Intentionality and the drive to see yourself evolve are necessary for success in the current economic climate. You must recognize the necessity of constantly improving by 1% and adding value to others. You must first add value to yourself, it must change you first before you move to those close to you and then, the world at large. The truth is the world won’t see it if you don’t see it in yourself first. Your story should be first told by you, others will follow.

These won’t simply help you get by in the current economy; they’ll also keep you relevant overall. You don’t have to complete everything all at once, but you should start at least two of these. We can’t wait to hear your success stories as you do these. Don’t just be alive, live and grow.

Feel free to comment on the actions you have taken that have shown to be successful.

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