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Opinion | Don't Procrastinate, Reinvent Yourself For Survival Post-Corona Lockdown

Within catastrophe lies opportunity. Once the pandemic is under control, numerous businesses will require support to beat the downturn, writes industrialist and author Robin Banerjee

Opinion | Don't Procrastinate, Reinvent Yourself For Survival Post-Corona Lockdown
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Opinion | Don't Procrastinate, Reinvent Yourself For Survival Post-Corona Lockdown
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2020-04-18T13:43:30+05:30

The greatest ever disaster to hit mankind—the unfathomable virus attack—is turning the world upside down! And the worst thought it triggers in our mind is: will I get my earnings this month-end? And what about next month? Many of us are seriously worried about our survival. Read any article, watch any channel, see any WhatsApp message—it’s despair all around.

Numerous sectors are likely to get terribly affected—from apparel to handicraft, from automobiles to mobile phones, from hotels to airlines. Mayhem looks imminent.

Yet we need to survive. Complaining will get us nowhere. The good news is many will prosper post-COVID, as some of us would have reinvented ourselves, pushing procrastination aside.

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The most important task is to shield our current job. Whether employers will continue to pay our full salary while we sit at home is a big question. In case we are not doing much, we should ask for additional or new work that can be done from home. Suggest probable new customers, carry out technology search or do data-mining for international opportunities. The possibilities are endless. Based on our inclination and training, we may become more valuable assets and continue getting our salary.

Irrespective of the status of our current job or profession, most of us would need to reinvent ourselves. The world may undergo a metamorphosis. Travel habits, eating out, group entertainment will all undergo modification. We will need to adopt and adapt. Each one of us is unique. We will need to figure out what we can change, where we need...

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