How To Continue To Succeed During A Crisis?

In today’s blog, we will learn how to keep going and succeed even through any crisis that may occur! So, I’m going to share with you three things! It’s basically a formula that I personally used as well!

It’s called ‘GPA’ but it’s not your ‘Grade Point Average’ like you might have learnt in your university! There is a different meaning for this ‘GPA’ which I shall expand on, in this blog today!

1)G means ‘Goals’:

Let me share a story from 2008 when we had a global financial crisis! At that time, I was in a situation where I had a job but I was really worried about people being made redundant and whether I’ll still have my job or not and because of which my goals were changing too!

I didn’t know what I was going to do and I had a decision to make! So I had two things to think about! ‘Do I keep worrying about what’s going to go wrong’ or ‘Do I actually look at where I want to go and just focus on that?’

So I then decided to write down my goals and I looked at it and knew instantly what I wanted to do! So, I printed it out and I kept it as a reminder for me to look at, in times of crisis. This way I would always remember my goals and stay focused no matter the ups and downs or bad situations in life!

Once I did that I realised that I could focus a lot more in 2008 even though many people were being made redundant and everything was such a chaos! Doing this process of writing down goals and staying focused helped me a lot!

So the same thing, in business if you want to survive and really succeed then you must understand your goals. You might have made these goals long back but whatever your goals are, print it out, stick it up and read it to yourself. See how you feel about this goal.

If you still resonate with it, great! If you don’t resonate with that goal today, then there’s something wrong and you have to actually revisit your goal because that goal is going to keep you focused! Yes, you can be worried about losing your job or that something might happen but that’s just a distraction. If you have a goal, it will keep you focused.

2)P means ‘PLAN’:

P means ‘Plan your next action’! So back in 2008 during the financial crisis when I had printed out my goals, I wanted to reach those goals but what I had planned to do before the financial crisis, could not be done the same way now! So I looked at my next step of actions!

For example, during the crisis, at my job, I looked at my team of around five to six people, I analysed the incidents and made a report. I started understanding everything that was happening in the team by looking at the reports, the incidents, the management and then I devised a plan by changing a few steps in order to reach our team’s desired goal!

I showed the same to my boss when he asked me what my team was doing and though I was really afraid that I might get made redundant, I just opened up my computer and I showed him our goal, that I had devised, the new plan and what we were going to do! I showed him everything to reach our goal and he was quite happy.

So the same thing! In your business, today if you had a goal and you knew all the steps to reach your goal but a crisis has hit then you might have to pivot! Maybe there’s a different goal and the next step of action to reach this goal is also different. So, that’s what I would encourage you to do! If you know your goal and your next step of action, just plan it properly, so that you can focus and reach your goal!

3)A means ‘ACTION’:

Once you have that plan and the next steps in place, ‘action’ every step of it! So in 2008, I did the same thing. I made a plan and I shared it with my boss. I actually did everything and I started getting a lot of green ticks in every area.

The team was happy as well, so it didn’t matter to us that we were in a financial crisis situation because we were taking a different plan of action and everything that we had planned we had started taking action on it.

Then one day, my boss came to me and said I want to meet you in person. I was quite afraid at that time because people were being made redundant but anyway once I went in, he sat me down and had a discussion with me.

He said “Look! We’ve got a crisis here. I saw that you’ve made a goal and new steps, a new plan of action and it’s very encouraging. Now, there’s another team! What I want you to do is take your team and merge it with this other team and I want you to lead it!”

So what happened here is instead of me being made redundant I got promoted because I had the next step of actions in place. I succeeded in a time of crisis. So similarly when you’re feeling the same way and you’ve done the next plan of action, take every step of the way and keep taking your action because this action will lead you to success. That’s what I would encourage you to do!


So remember GPA: Goals, Plan and Action. If you follow this method then you can keep going and succeed even through any crisis or obstacles that you come across! If you want to really discuss how to get clarity on this so you can succeed then comment below and let’s have a chat.

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About the author:

Dev Sethi is the Founder & CEO of ‘Wealth On Command’. Dev is a Global Sales Award Winner and “Closer of the Year 2019” in High Ticket Sales across 150 countries. He is the 1st person across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America to ever win this award.

He empowers business owners and entrepreneurs to monetize their skills and maximize their sales by assisting them in building a high performance sales team. In the last 12 months alone his business has grown by over 560% and his clients have made over USD 5.2 Million in Sales. Dev is a Sales Champion and is now creating more Champions.

He speaks 4 languages fluently and is a loving father and a caring husband; born in Thailand, grew up in India and now living in Sydney, Australia.

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