It is still possible to find great opportunities in this COVID pandemic period.

In these tough times, with the pandemic causing a lot of lost opportunities, and economic downfall, most people have almost if not already given up on their lives and the hope of ever becoming great and fulfilling their dreams.

But as the saying goes, there are always two sides of a coin. In this pandemic period, despite all the negatives, it is also a time that we each can take to reflect on who we really are and make the best out of it.

Below are simple steps you can take to benefit from this tough time:

  1. Know what you like/self improvement

    Due to too much pressure, especially for the working class, most people lose sight of what they really like in life. But now that there is a lot of free time, it is time to re-evaluate yourself and fall in love with yourself again. Discover what makes you love waking up in the morning, and work towards what you love rather than just waking up every day to live just another day.By discovering what you like/love, you may actually discover an opportunity that you were always blinded to due to too much pressure in life.

  2. Enhance your skills

    We are in the tech era. Therefore there is no excuse for not taking time to grow your skills through online study. There are various online resources you can use to grow your skills, free or paid. These include Youtube, Coursera, Udemy, edX, MIT OpenCourseWare etc.

    Using these resources, you can take advantage and enhance your skills which will make you more effective and efficient in your work/life.

  3. Explore online opportunities

    If you want to make an extra coin, or you are unemployed currently, then you can take advantage of online opportunities which, you can do from the comfort of your sofa.

    These include transcription jobs (sites include CrowdSurf, Rev, TranscribeMe etc), online marketing (check out CJ, Amazon associates etc), digital and social media marketing etc.

    Given that these opportunities are available from anywhere, then you have no excuse for not making that extra coin.

  4. Community service/Volunteering

    Although not paid, this is also another way you can engage and help other people who need your help in the society. It is also a great opportunity to network with various professionals, and you may end up landing a deal that takes you to the next level.

    To access volunteering opportunities, visit sites such as givingway.com, volunteermatch.org, onlinevolunteering.org etc.

These are just a few tips on how you can make the best out of this pandemic period.

Always remember that every day comes with its opportunities as well as its challenges, and it’s up to us to choose how we take what happens to us.

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