Sometimes the best way to achieve your potential is to look at your experiences from a distance. Adam Nugent and Kate Strong are joined by Justin Prince. He is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. Together, they talk about how to intentionally unlock the greatness that we all have within by letting go of excuses, taking control, and living intentionally. Have you been able to take a moment to slow down and assess your “now”? Find out about that and discover your life skills on today’s episode!
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In this podcast excerpt, entrepreneur shares with Kate Strong how his company has not only survived but thrived during COVID-19 and the key to staying relevant and successful in business.
KS: Justin, how are you currently motivating your team? What challenges are you facing right now?
JP: It’s interesting. When COVID hit, a lot of the challenges we’ve been facing in our business really spiked. It actually went up, and I almost felt guilty telling people that for the first while. It’s a really tricky time in the economy, but there are some businesses that somehow are cranking right now where others are really hurting. You have to learn to pivot, and you have to learn to adjust and adapt.
Look at Toys R Us. Toys R Us was a hundred plus years in business, and they didn’t adjust and adapt. And if you don’t adjust and adapt, and by the way, not just to COVID, I’m talking just in your business cycles, it’s an adjust and adapt, or die business. So there’s a lot of good news that will come from the really challenging times.
KS: Would you suggest that if someone wants to be successful and continue in their business that they’ve got to make a pivot and you’ve got to change?
JP: Yeah. I think you should always be asking yourself, “What pivots do we need to make?” The world is always adjusting and adapting. The marketplace is changing. And it’s interesting because one of the rules of business might be something like, get really good at what you get good at. In other words, really hone down to your unique skill sets. We built our whole business online, meaning, on social media slash online. People used to tell us, “You can’t build it without the personal relationships.” We’ve done a billion dollars plus in sales and are growing all online. It’s because we adjust and adapt.