Keeping the Lights On
We have a pretty powerful thunderstorm here in San Antonio this evening, and as I sit here I’m wondering what is it going to take for keeping the lights on?
Our lights have flickered, 3 computers, have been knocked off line (my son is over), as well as the T.V., and the storm continues on.
I love to listen to the rain, but when storms hit all we wonder is what is it going to take for keeping the lights on?
Let’s explore this:
What do you need for keeping the lights on in your home?
Sometimes an electrical storm can be beautiful, but it can also cause blackouts. Perhaps a gas powered generator would helpful to have. In business, your gas powered generator would be your back up plan. When things go awry, as sometimes they do, have a back up plan ready by using the boy scout moto: “Always be prepared.”
Another thing for keeping the lights on is that you have to pay the bill.
In business the analogy would be that you have to pay your dues. When you start a business a lot of the time it’s not going to be an overnight success. Just like your light bill, you have to pay your dues. You have to build a good reputation for yourself. Accepting that success may take some time will ward off discouragement. Give your business some time to grow.
If you want to keep the lights on you have to turn on the switch.
Passion would be your light switch in business. If you don’t have the passion for what you’re doing, then the lights may grow dim very quickly. Get inspired and one of the best ways to do that is to brainstorm with others. It doesn’t even have to be with someone in the same field as you, but it would probably be more helpful. Creativity can catch on fire when you get a room full of people together for a brainstorming session. Give it a try.
Very similar to the last one, for keeping the lights on you have to make sure the wires are connected.
Sometimes when walls are built you can’t always see that wire’s aren’t connected. In business, you have to make your connections, and make sure they are all working. Making connections is one of the biggest parts of your business. You can not successfully run a business without major connections no matter who you are. Get connected.
For keeping the lights on you need to have a surge protector.
Protecting those increase voltages coming into your home and knocking things out can be likened to an increase in your business with out sufficient means to handle it. Get a surge protector for your business also. If it’s a brick and mortar business, a temp agency may be able to help you handle the overflow. If it’s a home based business it may be extra supplies, software or whatever is related to handle your influx.
Storms will come and storms will go, but make sure you have what you need for keeping the lights on.