Neil Roberts, CPO at Papier
So I think it's a sense of resilience, a sense of, you know, actually, we can deal with this kind of stuff and this kind of change. So I think that's probably probably a renewed attitude towards change, more willing to just get stuck in rather than I think there's, there's always a tendency to sit there and mope around for a bit. So more, it's like, Okay, this one is what it is, let's deal with it. What can we do about it? So I think that's probably the attitude or take, take forward.
You can’t change the past. You have to move forward.
Everybody will go through tough times - whether it’s on a personal level or business level. But you do come out the other side and it gives you confidence to deal with change and a steadiness and calmness when things aren’t looking so great. There is a light at the end of the tunnel that gives people hope.
I've had periods where I've been out of work for quite an extended time and when you're in it, it's utterly miserable. But I look back at it now and I'm not sure I would change it. Which sounds very odd to say, you know, because I've been there on the kitchen table trying to get through to recruiters to get jobs for months on end, and not really getting anywhere and being a kind of a month away from defaulting on the mortgage. It's miserable. But the experience brings a new perspective to the next time I found myself looking for a job again.You take a lot of it less personally and you realise that actually, there's a lot of businesses that are just making decisions to try and survive. Because if they don't, then even more people are going to be impacted. I'm not sure I would necessarily have ended up in the place I am with a career I have, without having gone through all of that.
It’s not fun to be in that place but there's opportunity on the other side. So, staying in business is the first thing and then and then you can grow and you can profit. For a lot of people, it's just seeing this period through.
Neil Roberts previously featured on Ep 31 and Ep 45. Connect with him on LinkedIn.