The “Coronavirus” is disrupting the world as we know it.
It is changing everything, especially how people live, interact and do business.
I’ve had my own business since 1999. I weathered 9-11, and the 2008 recession. One thing I learned is to not panic and to not hoard. The more people feel a lack, the more scared they get.
This is the time to be generous. Generous with our help. Generous with our smiles and our eye contact. Generous with our love and our prayers.
There will be tough transitions. Many people will be afraid. Some people will resist. Some will be scattered and overwhelmed. Patience is key.
Perhaps you’re having a difficult time staying focused and not getting distracted by listening to everything on the news. Your children may be home with you for the first time (while you’re trying to work) and you’re just not used to it. Maybe you feel your boss doesn't trust that you are productive while you are working from home.
To keep our sanity, we may need some help.
It's the perfect time to apply GRIT - Generosity, Respect, Integrity and Truth. This is not your typical grit. It’s perseverance and tenacity, but without the collateral damage that can often happen with grit alone. I’ve known many people with grit who trampled over others to reach their goals, or neglected areas in their own lives and suffered the consequences.
GRIT is about taking care of yourself so you can take care of others. It starts with you, and when you get your GRIT together, you will then have the energy and genuine desire to give to others. I'll be posting more tips very soon, but in the meantime, these are existing resources that can help you now:
1. Grab a copy of Leading With GRIT - it's not just for formal leaders (on sale on Amazon). Perhaps you could do a book study via zoom or phone (if the internet is bogged down). Now more than ever, we need strong leaders and supporters to help people through this.
2. If you’re looking for a way to stay focused and on track, rely on your GRIT Planner! If you don't have one, or need a new one, get the GRIT Productivity Planner on sale now for the next 15 days while we stay home and stop the spread.
Follow the instructions on creating High Value Activities, and touch base daily with your boss and/or team to help each other stay on track.
3. Log into the GRIT Bonuses and get any resources you need. Password is gotgrit. Don’t see something you need? Message me and I’ll do my best to get it for you or point you to a resource. Feel free to access my Workplace Resource Libary for additional tools. Password-gotgrit.
4. Check out some guided meditation resources. Go to Youtube for more. Stay healthy and happy - it truly is a choice. Gallup reported in mid February that Americans were the happiest ever - 90% reported happiness. We will be back to this - it takes us all banding together and keeping positive.
I am here for you. Reach out. Laurie@UnlimitedCoaching.com
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My prayers are with you all. Remember to thank our healthcare workers and all those serving the public through this pandemic.