Nine months from now, Shark Tank’s Daymond John says that hospital maternity wards are going to be busy. The successful entrepreneur, author, and father-of-three says that the world should expect a baby boom after the global coronavirus pandemic.
The 51-year-old author of Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome told People magazine about his prediction during an interview on Friday.
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“People gonna be home, gonna have some extra time on their hands,” said John. “A little bored, maybe, or in love. And nine months after everything is over, we’re gonna have a whole lot of babies.”
The FUBU founder, president, and CEO added that he travels 250 days a year, so now that he is limiting that travel, he joked that he plans on naming his child “baby Corona.”
Since many people across the United States are staying home and working remotely during the coronavirus scare, John says that you have to make sure that you take the time to switch things up, adjust, and get ready for this change.
He advises people to think like an entrepreneur, and if they have extra hours in their day because they aren’t commuting to work, then they need to take advantage of that. Many companies across the United States have already put remote work policies in place during the coronavirus pandemic, including Amazon and Google.
John explained that you can’t treat that extra time like a Saturday and hang out and do nothing. Instead, you take those hours that you’ve saved and work through them. In addition to working, John says people can also focus on self-improvement and educate yourself as much as you can so you can be a better person.
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There are a lot of options out there, like taking an online class, working on a side gig for extra income, or increasing your knowledge and skills that will help you in your workplace.
Daymond John is an expert at building a business from nothing. John was working at Red Lobster in the 1980s when he started selling hats on the streets of New York. By 1998, he had built his FUBU apparel company into a business earning $350 million in sales annually.
He says that if people take advantage of their extra time at home during this difficult time and invest in themselves, by the time they get back to the office they will be proficient at working remotely and have even more knowledge to make them a valuable asset at work.
“Just make sure you keep investing yourself because true entrepreneurs know that change will always happen,” he said.
New episodes of Shark Tank air Friday nights on ABC.