Fear vs Hope

We really have two choices as we anticipate the future – fear or hope.  Which are you choosing?  With so many unknowns remaining after a volatile year that generated much fear in all of us, we have the option to lean another way, a braver way, a more vulnerable way, towards hope.  Fear or hope? Let’s look at what each of these approaches will offer us.

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Wrapping Up 2020

Well the holiday season is upon us and so too is the end of calendar year 2020!  2020 was certainly a year that presented businesses with many challenges, yet with that came the opportunity to think creatively and to explore new and different ways of adapting with the hope of sustaining revenue inflows, protecting valuable employees, and perhaps even expanding. But it is now time to wrap it up and Breakwater can help you do that and do it well.

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Taking care of yourself and your family as we continue to navigate the pandemic.

Summer is gone, fall is here and for many families it is back to a very stressful time.  Life during a pandemic with children and work is crazy to say the least.  Whether you are trying to help your first grader learn to read while demonstrating that your job has your undivided attention, or learning that life is one big tik tok while trying to maintain some rules and a zoom or two. Or maybe wondering how you virtually tour a college while being scared to let your baby go as you try to  keep up with your inbox, or dealing with a nest that was empty but is suddenly full again and figuring out how to create multiple work places in one home (sigh)…it is a challenge to say the least.

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We’ve said it before and we will say it again, entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart.

It has never been easy to bear the financial, emotional, and mental load of running your own business, however, it is even more strenuous and depleting at this time in history.  You are carrying the weight of employees that need jobs but in a lot of cases can’t show up the way they used to. You are carrying the weight of clients that need support now more than ever but may be struggling now more than ever.  In addition to all of this you are carrying the weight of your family that depends on you to persevere. 

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How to continue to demonstrate your value when you can’t physically show up

There is no doubt that working from home is quite different from working in an office setting. The distractions can be almost insurmountable. Netflix, food, music, kids, going outside, calls, rinse, wash, repeat. All of these things call our names throughout the day at home and would not be screaming at us if we were in the office. How do you show up, stay focused and demonstrate what an asset you are when your circumstances have changed.

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