How many times haven’t we said: “I have a crisis so please call me later” or “Can you meet me for tea – I have a crisis and need some advice” or “Staff, we have a crisis and everyone needs to knuckle down and ….” At some point in our lives we will have one or many crises. I came across this article that you may like to read: http://www.vernoncoleman.com/howtocopewith.htm
At the moment my country is in crisis. We have a problem generating enough electricity because a couple of our power stations are out of order. This means we have scheduled load-shedding and depending on where we live, we experience power outages/rolling blackouts. Some days we only have 1,5-2 hours electricity available in the morning so our lives have to be planned with military precision. Some days we are off for 2,5 hours in the morning and again in the afternoon or evening. Yesterday we were off for 3 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon. In this modern world who would have thought that in the year 2014 our country would be in the dark ages? No, I am not on a soap box but what I am is an entrepeneur trying to put food on the table and without electricity that is not possible especially as a Virtual Assistant is totally reliant on electricity to power up equipment.
I can’t let lack of electricity get me down so resort to thinking outside the box. I need to consider alternative energy sources and do a little creating thinking such as:
- solar electricity panels
- a generator or battery to power up computers
- replace “dead” battery in laptop
- try and find clients needing help “on site” rather than working virtually
- work at an internet cafe or coffee shop in a neighbouring area that is powered up
We’ve been told that this energy crisis could carry on for another 2-3 years.
How do you deal with crisis points? I would love to hear from you.
See you on line,