There’s a lot of heavy stuff happening right now.

It’s sad. It’s frustrating. It’s demoralizing.

And if you’re not careful, it can be all-consuming.

As a business coach, I find myself in an interesting position.

People are rightfully invested in what’s happening now.

But my JOB is to keep their businesses moving forward… to help people dig in and produce even when they don’t feel like it, or when everything in the world seems upside down.

So I had some thoughts I wanted to share with you right now.

Seven, to be exact.

Let’s start…

Encouraging Thought No. 1: It’s Okay to Not Know How to Feel

Emotions are high. There’s sadness and conflict and worldwide health and social issues coming at us from all angles.

You don’t need to have every answer. Relieve yourself of that burden.

Say it out loud: It’s okay to feel unsure of yourself and uneasy right now. That’s where growth happens.

Encouraging Thought No. 2: Mindset Matters

You know I’m big on the power of a positive mindset.

I believe your mindset consists of three primary elements:

  • What you believe to be true
  • What you believe you’re capable of
  • What you believe you’re worth

One, two, or even all three of those elements might be a little shaky right now.

So… how are you doing? If you recognize you’re bottling it up and need to get to a better place, reach out. Talk to someone. If it’ll help, feel free to text me at 949-216-5466.

Whatever you do, get your feelings out so you can clear your mind, get back in a positive mindset, and move forward productively.

Encouraging Thought No. 3: Two Keys to Sustainable Happiness

I want to take a moment to remind you of the two drivers of long-term, sustainable happiness: contributing to others and continuous learning.

Which begs these two questions:

How are you helping others?

What are you learning right now?

Those are two powerful questions that can quickly shake you out of a funk – AND contribute to your long-term happiness.