OK – I do realize that it’s actually Monday April 6th! We are starting week 4 in Colorado of sheltering in place! Our leaders are telling us to brace for a painful few weeks ahead.
How are you keeping track of the days when they all tend to blend into one another?
I for one am taking the weekends off and not working while at home on Saturday and Sunday. My husband James and I are working from home in separate rooms in our home. We check in for lunch and both of us kick off the computers at around 4:30- 5:00 to prepare our dinner together and check in on the news of the day.
Anyway on Friday, I started to write this email and then it backed up against my Get It Done Already Virtual session and from there I was on Zoom calls until after 4:30! So this email didn’t get out on Friday – but I wanted to make sure you had access to the amazing list of resources my friend Kathy Sullivan put together for those impacted financially (everyone!). See the link below under resources.
Now for our topic FOCUS:
When things get out of our control, its very easy to shut down and let anxiety and fear take over. My job as a coach is to help you keep your focus on opportunities for growth (personal and professional), celebrating your achievements and how to keep you in forward progress mode.
Two things to FOCUS on this week:
1) Focus on how you can connect to and help others: This takes the helplessness and fear out of our current situation and can eliminate some of the feelings of being isolated. Not sure how to help others? Right now, it can be as simple as a phone call. Social media is fine and zoom works for both social and business gatherings, but sometimes a simple phone call and conversation is really powerful.
Sit quietly for a few moments and ask yourself this question: Who needs to hear from me today? If a name or names pop up – make a note to give those people a phone call just to let them know you are thinking about them. We are in this #Alonetogether.
As for how to help someone – Start by sharing your knowledge – about COVID, about online resources, about what those in your industry are doing, about what you are experiencing.
2) Focus on your opportunities, not your losses: I know it’s very difficult not to feel the economic losses this Pandemic has causes as well as the social and emotional losses we are all experiencing. From seniors not having prom and graduation ceremonies to businesses having to be closed and employees laid off while we are sheltering in place, our “normal” has been lost.
Things we have taken for granted sometimes disappear through no fault of our own. We can tend to hang on to what we have lost and the way things used to be and never move forward.
I encourage you to focus on starting from this point forward – what can your life and business look like? what new tools and resources can I utilize? What opportunities are available to help me achieve more? How can you use this time to create a transformation in yourself and your business?
This week, I encourage you to FOCUS on Connections and New Opportunities!
Stay safe, stay connected and stay grateful!
There are some amazing resources out there to help you financially. My friend Kathy Sullivan has created an easy to navigate to help you find the information and resources you need. Thanks Kathy!
Six Degrees Studio’s COVID-19 Resources and Ideas for Small Businesses and Individuals
If you have always wanted to have a conversation with me – now is the time!
You simply chose a time to schedule a Free 30 Minute FOCUS Call with me. (yes this is a calendar system:-)
Until next week, put some F.A.B. in your Friday (or Monday:-) and STAY AT HOME!