Thriving In A Difficult Economy

Uncertainties in the economy can cause difficult times for sure, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, you can thrive in an uncertain economic marketplace, whether your a business owner or an employee!

Today’s blog post is about learning how to thrive when fear strikes during uncertain times.

Above all, Meridith knows how to turn the tides from fear of uncertainty into a thriving opportunity.

“Take what others think is an obstacle, and turn it into an opportunity” ~Meridith Elliott Powell~

Meridith Elliott Powell was voted one of the Top:

  • 15 Business Growth Experts by Currency Fair
  • Sales Experts To Follow by LinkedIn
  • 41 Motivational Sales Speakers

Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite.

Meridith is also an:

  • Award-winning author
  • Keynote speaker
  • Business strategist
  • Master Certified Strategist
  • Executive Coach
  • Certified Speaking Professional

A designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers.

Authored Books on Thriving in Uncertainty

Meridith is the author of 6 books including ‘Winning In The Trust & Value Economy’ (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest: ‘Own It: Redefining Responsibility’ – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose named “Top 50 Sales Book for 2018.” In which she shares how to build cultures that inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn.

Her seventh book: ‘The BEST Sales Book Ever’ – Cut The Excuses and Send Sales Through The Roof, with Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta – is due out at the end of April. 

Helping audiences and listeners understand the strategies and skills needed to succeed in today’s uncertain economy is her area of expertise. Currently, Her latest book, OWN IT: Redefining Responsibility, goes into detail about how the changes in this economy have created a new customer and a new employee, and why that calls for a new approach to leadership at every level. 

Also, she helps employees understand precisely how to ensure they become the employee that companies strive to keep in an uncertain economy.  She is passionate about term responsibility, and the impact it has when companies and employees embrace it and integrate it into their culture.

Learn why Meridith’s passion is about helping her audiences attract more business, retain top talent, and turn uncertainty into a competitive advantage…

Marketplace Passion Creates Success

Having a passion for what you do creates:

  • Energy
  • Excitement
  • Ability

To focus and accomplish projects, which comes from doing what we love, not only as entrepreneurs but as employees as well!

In the interview above, you’ll notice that Meridith uses two words a lot in conjunction with the economy:

  1. Uncertainty
  2. Thrive

And she uses them together Thriving’ in ‘Uncertain’ times.

Indeed, Meridith has strength in helping clients navigate their way through uncertainty.

It’s true, no one is immune to economic downturns. For example, little did both Meridith and I know that our entire schedule would come to a halt in the first quarter of 2020, and how long it would last in our economic system. After experiencing the Pandemic, our business model of putting on or speaking at live events completely evaporated. Consequently, forcing us to become experts out of necessity. That is to say, taking an obstacle and turning it into an opportunity to generate revenue in 2020.

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that everybody worldwide has experienced in some shape or form the fear and uncertainty of this Pandemic. Thereby, facing monumental shifts in their business plans. However, when your passionate about what you do, your energy and excitement will help you adjust and make changes necessary to continue without fear.

Challenges Companies Are Facing in this Economic Marketplace

I asked Meridith what some of the challenges of those she is working with during this difficult time are.

Her response was, “I feel like a lot of the challenges people are facing are a lot the same.”

She feels as though people fall into one of two camps…

  1. Either they are stuck and don’t know what to do.
  2. Grasping at straws and doing so much that they are inefficient.

Furthermore, she says:

“The first thing one needs to understand is that everything about the marketplace has shifted. Strategies that were once implemented are not working, and if they are, then people are working way too hard on a business plan that has now shifted, and it’s not necessary to work that hard.”

“Change is like a muscle, and you need to build it and work it.” ~Meridith Elliott Powell~

So, the more you talk about change, the more comfortable you’ll be when it takes place.

Oh my goodness, I learned so much from Meridith, and there is still so much to learn from her! Make sure to watch the interview above and visit for more information and to get her free tools and resources for your business in times of crisis.

Thanks for visiting see ya soon,

Kody B.

p.s. Meridith will be joining me at our virtual ‘Relationship Marketing Grand Summit’ on Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020, 8:00 AM – Thursday, Sep 10, 2020, 4:00 PM MDT