Taking Advantage of the Brain Drain…


Have you noticed that there is a different business attitude post pandemic?

One positive is that we’ve taken time to review our priorities, revisit what’s important
and develop a new perspective around our future.

A global crisis is something most of us have never experienced and it has taken a toll, emotionally, physically and spiritually. I have found everyone is trying to navigate the changes with grace and positivity. If your business experienced double digit growth or an avalanche of decline no one has any idea what the future will hold and yet we’ve become cautiously optimistic.

As the host of ShareYourStories.online, I speak with entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders who have taken the leap from corporate leader to business owner. Each conversation starts with the change in attitude and quickly turns to opportunities.

What we have noticed is a brain drain within large corporations…anyone who is 60+ is taking a serious look at retirement. They are crunching the numbers and most often deciding that now is the time to make the move from 9 to 5 to namaste.

Some are opting for a new title: Business Owner.

If your an entrepreneur, the big pivot is prevalent almost everywhere with changes to business models, marketing strategies and corporate structure regardless of age or years in business. I’ve heard of individuals collaborating in new and innovative ways to expand their reach, support thought leadership and create new avenues for trust and credibility.

What is super exciting are the opportunities to collaborate, whether it is through short term contracts,
innovative brainstorm sessions or mentorship.

The exodus of accomplished and established knowledge hurts not only morale but the bottom line.

Corporate executives and business owners realize that there is so much more to the definition of “experience” and with so many taking their leave it is creating opportunities to share through collaboration.

Companies understand the value of experience and the benefits of creativity so that everyone may benefit from sharing knowledge no matter what age. Everyone brings a certain something to the table and if your finding that your looking for a little motivation in your business perhaps it’s time to consider a brainstorm session to share great ideas.

Community impact has a whole new definition when we invite others into our organizations to share their knowledge and encourage lightbulb moments.

Check out the business owners on our platform who are willing to share their experience through mentorship.
Sometimes all it takes is a virtual coffee to start a new conversation.

Just think… it has taken years to acquire the knowledge and hone the skills that contributes to our success.
What if….we begin to share that experience through a different business model.
I see a world of opportunities through a commitment to positive change and I’m sure you do too!

Many years ago I created this quote:
“Be the person who starts a ripple that creates a wave of change”

All we need now is to invite each other to the table and tap into the opportunities to benefit from the brain drain.

“Be the person who starts a ripple that creates a wave of change”

Trish Tonaj is an author,  artist and speaker – sharing stories to inspire great ideas.
She has written two books: Diary of Change 12 Personal Tools and Breaking Barriers, 10 Entrepreneurial Women Share Their Stories.

Trish is the founder and blog host for ShareYourStories.online and invites you to share your story!
With a love of writing she is a regular contributor to Thrive Global.

Visit Trish @ trishtonaj.com a division of Phaze2inc.
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