5 reasons why people grow in crisis

    Our last materials were devoted to what is happening around and why the impending crisis is a good opportunity to take care of yourself. For the sake of this, we allotted a year of our time and launched an annual training program:


    Today we would like to talk about 5 main reasons why, as it seems to us, people grow up in a crisis.

    Reason # 1. Understand that the crisis is in the minds.

    What is a crisis? This is a natural phenomenon. Yesterday everything was fine, and today - hello New Year tree! Earthquake! Or a flood! Or here is the crisis! The dollar is growing, the euro is annoying, politicians are advocating something there.

    So what? What has changed for you? Have you got less brains? Has someone taken away your knowledge and skills? Your future still depends on you to a greater extent than on your president, prime minister and other deputies.

    Vladimir Zvorykin invented the kinescope at the height of the Great Depression. And what, someone will say: “Well, of course, it was because the president then ...” or “No wonder, because the party had power ...”? Yes, no one remembers who was in power there, what the national currency was then and how bootleggers were atrocious. But we have been using the successes of this particular person for decades.

    Reason number 2. They see that in a crisis it is easier to be noticeable.

    In a crisis, most people begin to worry about what they cannot influence: the price of oil, the country's gold and foreign exchange reserves, politics of politicians ... When a person’s head is busy with something, it automatically spends less time on its work and its own development . As a result, most people stomp around.

    And so it’s impossible to say that people are working on themselves, and then collective standing in place just comes. Against this background, a person doing something conscious and purposeful becomes only more noticeable. Noticeable - to those who need to notice it.

    Reason number 3. They know that after a crisis, growth always comes.

    After any crisis - even the worst. Whatever you do now, the crisis will end anyway. Sooner or later. And then it will be better than now.

    But what understanding people are doing now is preparing the base with which they will start after the crisis. No one knows when this will happen - after 2 years or after 5 years. But right now, understanding people: lay the foundation and build assets.

    Reason number 4. Engaged in work on assets.

    Now is the time when there is time (sorry for the tautology) to calmly work on your assets.

    A simple example. Last week, the dollar jumped sharply. What are most people doing at this moment? He breaks into stores, defends wild lines in order to “invest” cheaper money in some new TV.

    What will happen in 3 years? The TV is hopelessly out of date, and you are unlikely to sell it even for 20% of the cost.

    Who is better from your actions? It is clear to whom: manufacturers of TVs and retail chains. In fact, you worked for these guys.

    Consider another example. A person sees that the dollar exchange rate flies up, takes part of his salary and buys a year of studying English at some good school (he spends as much as TV costs), realizing that tomorrow this training will cost 2 times more.

    What happens in a year? A person rises to 2 levels in English, thereby receiving a new position (sometimes in a new company) with a 20% increase in salary. As a result, already in the first 2 months it beats off the cost of money spent, and then it just starts to get more. Plus does not feel discomfort in foreign travel, talking with native speakers.

    Work on assets is what distinguishes those who are moving forward from those who are not moving. Why do some people behave this way, while others behave differently? Why do some people stop developing their main asset, while others do it all the time? There is a fifth reason for this.

    Reason number 5. They understand why they need all this.

    Since we have been studying for a long time, we constantly observed statistics that the majority of students drop out of school in the middle when the first enthusiasm passes.

    The situation changed when we included one small addition to the program: tools for analyzing our own goals, which we called the club of strategic planning.

    In our annual program, we decided to start from there. Before starting the courses, we suggest filling out a few tests and writing an essay about your goals. After which we sometimes speak personally with the person in order to understand which way he really would like to move. And then we are already building an individual training program.

    We do not have the task of massively educating everyone - we have the task of helping each specific person.

    Friends, tonight, the entry to the annual program of the Stratoplan School of Managers will finally close:


    At the moment, 350 people and 20+ companies have joined us. Many participants have already passed the incoming testing and received our recommendations on the training plan for the year.

    Read the school curriculum and understand what you need. If this is so - come, we have something to work on with you.

    Good luck and see you in the program!

    Slava Pankratov (@slavapankratov) and Alexander Orlov (@eagleson)
    School of Managers Stratoplan

    PS our previous anti-crisis articles:

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