These are certainly unprecedented times we’re encountering with COVID-19. It makes it increasingly important that while we look after the safety and health of our families, we also continue to look after your coaching business – it’s no longer a luxury, but a necessity.
With new information about COVID-19 coming available at rapid rates, it can be challenging to keep it all going. I understand and my heart is with you.
In the midst of all this, I feel optimistic that we will come through this stronger and reconnected to the important things in life in even greater ways.
For now, I wanted to give you a different perspective.
While the natural tendency might be to panic or be consumed by fear.
It’s never been more important that you keep moving forward…. intentionally.
This too shall pass – eventually. In the meantime, everyone is finding their new rhythms with how to go about their days and lives within the current global situation. When it passes, we will emerge on the other side. If you don’t pay attention now, you could come out the other side in dire straits and be worse off.
As coaches, entrepreneurs, and business owners, we are resilient.
As we navigate through this difficult time, I’d like you to think about three simple actions to take.
1. Stay Connected; Don’t Isolate
I know that sounds weird now when we’re in a time of social distancing and quarantine. Even while being apart, you can still stay connected. Being in a community of like-minded people will help you minimize the overwhelm from the negative posts running ramped on social media. They can be a beacon of hope and possibility so you can maintain your focus on what really matters in your life.
In our Coaching Lifestyle Business FB group I am sharing tips and resources, regularly, on how to navigate these rapidly changing times, as well as how to pivot your messaging and evolve your business through all of this. Other members are asking questions, while some are sharing celebrations – our members are finding it refreshing to hear and join together in celebrations among so much uncertainty and doubt. Together we are facing the situation of the world, and together we’re moving through it intentionally. I believe you could provide a lot of value to this group and it could be a great support resource for you as well.
2. Seek Guidance from Mentors & Trusted Confidants
These are unprecedented times. Most likely, you’ve never gone through something like this before. You don’t know what you don’t know. But mentors, coaches, and other leaders in your life, like myself, can provide framework and guidance to help you navigate each step.
I’m here to support you to identify your options for this “new world” you’re finding yourself in.
At any time, post a challenge you’re facing, ask a question, share a fear, and post a celebration.
I and our whole team and community would be honored to help you identify your next best steps and support you through these uncertain times.
3. Identify Challenges – and Solve Them
As this pandemic continues to unfold and we begin to emerge out the other side, there will be new challenges you encounter every day. Unprecedented times require innovative responses.
I’m talking about the new and innovative ways people and businesses are adapting to change.
Break each challenge you face down into smaller pieces and ask yourself “How can I creatively resolve this challenge?” Just in asking “how” you spark your creativity and begin to see with a new perspective.
If there was ever a time when you need guidance and a community of like-minded people, this is it. I am here for you. I encourage you to stay really connected to your masterminds, coaches, and mentors. I’ll continue to share tips, resources, and other information that will support you as a coach, entrepreneur and business owner on this unique, unusual and unprecedented path that we’ve all found ourselves on.
Let’s stay strong together!
My heart goes out to all those impacted by COVID-19. I wish everyone health and safety during this uncertain time.
Please continue to follow the latest recommendations from your government officials and healthcare authorities.
Be safe everyone.