It's almost a month (or even more) of you sitting at home. you're not even sure which day it is because every day feels the same. You're banging your head against the wall due to isolation or because your family is driving you mad.
You're worried about your health and the health of your loved ones. You're wondering when this is going to end. You're wondering how the economy will be like after this crisis. You're wondering if your business is going to survive this. There's so much chaos and so little uncertainty and you're not sure what does this all mean to you. You feel completely out of control.
Here's what I want you to know. Yes, you are out of control with what's happening in the world, but YOU ARE STILL in control of how you RESPOND to the situation.
I'm going to show you quickly how you can regain control of your perspective and your day so that no matter what's going on in the outside world, you still win the day, you win the week and you lay the ground for future expansion.
That's what we're going to focus on in this article. So let's jump right into it, shall we?
1. Manage your perspective
It's easy to look at this as if the world is falling apart, we're headed into a great depression and we're all hopeless and helpless in this. It's easy to look at the business losses (especially if your business is set majorly offline) and think that you may never recover. But that kind of thinking is only going to let you throw the towel and quit on yourself first and on your business second. You cannot afford that type of thinking especially at this time. Let me remind you that at times of crisis leaders are born. At times of deep stress and crisis leaders like Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Nilson Mandela and Gandhi were made.
Let me remind you that many of the most successful entrepreneurs were made at times of adversity. You can think of adversity as the end or the beginning for something great and new to emerge, and the leaders that win think of the later.
2. Be grateful and live in the moment
Count your blessings, because what you focus on you bring more of about. If you're safe and sound in your home right now, if you're loved ones are safe, if you have enough food and a good internet connection right now, you're blessed and you're way ahead a lot of people at the moment.
Billions of us on earth are not directly touched by COVID-19 from a health perspective, yes we have the inconvenience of being at home and getting affected economically, I get that, but if you are in good health right now, you should see the blessing in that. And even if this continues for a longer time and there's a second wave of this, there's no point in sitting around and thinking about a darker future that may or may not happen.
Nobody knows what's going to happen. Instead, you can use the time, to take care of your self, be there for your family, bond with your loved ones and think creatively about your life and your business.
3. Look for the opportunities
The world needs leaders right now and you have a choice to either lead, see the opportunities and help others see the light at the end of the tunnel, or you can decide to give in and let your whole world crumble.
Because let me tell you something, while the whole world is standing still and panicking about what's happening, you have the advantage to move, pivot, offer greater value and gain market share while your competitors are paralyzed.
Think about "what is the opportunity in this situation?", "what can I do to deliver value at this moment?"
For example, if you have a business that is focused on face to face experience, how can you transition that to an online experience that is easily accessible and convenient to your target audience. Let's say you have a restaurant, instead of shutting down the business because of the lockdown, you can think of pivoting to home delivery service or even an online portal to provide your customers with recipes and cooking tutorials.
"There are plenty of solutions for any given problem, you just need to look for them".
4. Gain wisdom
Whether you are consciously aware of this or not, you are gaining wisdom out of this. You're probably more in touch with what's truly important to you. You probably have more value and appreciation for life. You may have noticed that you don't need a lot to survive and be happy in this world. Whatever it is for you, there is some wisdom you're gaining from this, so recognize it, take it in, breathe it in because this is life happening FOR you, not to you. And from that angle, you can see this whole situation in a different light and start making important shifts and decisions for the direction of your life moving forward.
Mindset and perspective become really important right now, more important than ever so make sure you keep feeding your mind positive information and avoid being continuously bombarded with negative news and alerts all the time.
For this, I have developed a guide on the essential morning habits that you need to establish (or maintain) during this time to help you stay positive, uplifted and on track with your goals and future vision. You can check out My 5 Essential Morning Rituals to Set you up for Success by clicking this link here.
If you want to take this further, truly shift your perspective and adopt a winning mindset to overcome obstacles, help you see the opportunities and successfully pivot your business and amplify its results, get in touch with me and I'm happy to hop on a call and give you some ideas. You can book your coffee chat with me here. I've opened my calendar for chats in the next few days (slots are limited).
About the Author
Lara Cattan is a Certified High Performance Coach, Business Coach and Master Energy Healer. Her passion is to help Wellness and ethical business owners launch and grow fun, sustainable, and profitable soul aligned businesses. She is an expert in online business strategies for thought leaders and knowledge experts. She loves helping entrepreneurs and business owners overcome their obstacles, breakthrough to their next level of success, and amplify their business results without it taking over their life!