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Kerry McCoy, Owner and President of FlagandBanner.comHow to Stay Relevant
in a Recession
Publisher's Blog

Volume 7 Issue 1 Spring-Summer 2020
By Kerry McCoy, Publisher and FlagandBanner.com President

The 2008 recession was not that long ago. Drawing from the experiences learned, we know small businesses were slow to recover, but not as slow as the unemployment rate (which rose to 10%).

According to Neel Kashkari from the Federal Reserve, it took ten years for the job market to rebound. When the economy did rebound, a large portion of those lost jobs had either changed, been replaced by automation or eliminated altogether.
Having been laid off from jobs in my youth, I remember the head game it plays on you.

If you are a citizen (I refrained from saying victim) in freefall from the predicted Coronavirus recession, I say stay strong. Staying strong will take a conscious effort with concerted action steps.

1 Even if you have nowhere to go, wake up early and get dressed. Be sure to make your bed. This is important because it instantly gives you a sense of accomplishment. 

2 Even if you have nowhere to go, wake up early and get dressed. Be sure to make your bed. This is important because it instantly gives you a sense of accomplishment. 

3 Make a routine that includes some form of exercise at least once a day. Twice a day would be even better. This does not have to be strenuous, just get moving and if possible, get some sunshine. Together this will create endorphins to fight depression and expose you to vitamin D that will boost your immune system. Depression creates illness, so keep healthy. Stay happy. Learn to manage the voice of condemnation, anger and resentment in your head because if you don’t it will map a nasty little negative neuron pattern in your brain. Again, this takes conscious effort. Read self-help books, listen to audio, or learn other tricks to stay emotionally healthy.

4 And last, check your ego. If you're unemployed, any job is a step up. Don’t be too good to work for a lower pay than you once had. You never know where it will lead. 

Every right action, no matter how small, is leading somewhere. If you feel paralyzed from indecision or depression, take baby steps. For most of us, opportunities lie outside the home.

Get involved, stay healthy, work smart and be BRAVE. brave flag


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