Life becomes difficult when you are consumed with fear, panic, and overwhelm? Lean into these feelings and breathe. You are at the point where you are on the cusp of change!
Leave the Comfort Zone!
2020 continues to be the gift that keeps giving. It has been full of challenges for many of us. Time to change the way we think and do business. Catapulting us out of our comfort zone. Landing in a territory that is so unfamiliar that at times it consumes us with dread and hopelessness.
Many of us have been challenged by losing a job, a career, and even a business. Now being faced with unemployment and loss of income. A perfect window of opportunity to make changes. Recharge your energies and re-focus on what brings joy to your life. Maybe time for a career or life change?
The Leaky Roof!
Recently I found part of my house roof leaking when it rained. Leading me to deal with insurance companies and tradespeople to get my house roof repaired. This has been a grind for many months. Exacerbated by the restrictions of COVID-19. Being consumed with fears around am I ever going to get my roof repaired. Procrastinating at every “bump”.
Facing many hurdles and roadblocks. The journey was fraught with challenges. Louise Hay self-help author and healer. She believed that there was a metaphysical link between your home and the physical body. Therefore, my leaky roof may have suggested that my emotions were mirroring my leaky roof. Feeling emotionally overwhelmed due to the current situation.
On reflection, my roof had started leaking water as COVID-19 emerged. At the same time, emotionally I felt a bit confused and fearful about what this virus would mean for my life and my business. Like many, we were moving into unchartered territories without a roadmap to guide us through it.
” When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be”.Lao Tzu
Wasting energy by getting caught up in the emotion. It was a bit like not being able to see the wood for the trees. Being so preoccupied with fear and worry, unable to get a clear picture of what was happening. What opportunities were being presented. Being on the cusp of change!
Eventually, I leaned in, focused on the task, and took one step at a time. Staying present was the key. Focusing on what was within my control and ignoring what was not in my control.
“Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it”.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
So how do we get through tough times? How do we survive and prosper? Recognise that we are on the cusp of change! Let us take a leaf out of Stephen Covey’s book Living the 7 Habits, The Courage to Change with these 7 steps:-
- Be proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think win-win
- Seek first to understand, Then to be understood
- Sharpen the saw
Using these steps provided clarity so that I could get my situation in order. By taking action and following the steps, my plan came to life. The drama disappeared, change has occured and I am glad to say I no longer have a leaky roof, however I have made some lovely new friends as a result.
I would love to hear what has set you in a “spin” during these current times and how you have overcome it?