7 Steps to Master the Situation
I live in a world of possibility. This world is filled with creative and resourceful ideas that inspire me and others to act, stay positive, dream big and believe in a better tomorrow.
Multiple experts say that without a clear vision and goals, you will find yourself walking around aimlessly trying to find your way.
One of my mentors recently reminded me how change has been a constant the past 12 months in my business and yet I have been able to successfully pivot with the change. She credits my positivity, especially given the many demands on my time and energy.
Staying positive in times of uncertainty is not easy. For me, I start with calming my mind. I realize this can be a challenge, especially if you are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. Emotions run wild: fear, anxiety, blame, and anger combined with a scarcity mindset are just a few of the feelings I have experienced.
I have learned and practiced acknowledging those feelings when they arise before I take any action. I look at worst-case scenarios and imagine those feelings. By acknowledging, it frees up space in my mind to think creatively and reverse engineer an action plan to pull myself through whatever situation I am facing.
After years of practicing, these seven steps have become a habit. In some cases, situations do require help from others. This can come in the form of coaching, counseling, or mentors. I have used all at one point or another.
Step 1: Know Your Passion
Focus on something bigger than yourself. For me, this has been my community, family, clients, and work team. They all give me purpose.
Step 2: Define Success for Yourself
This often means doing something you enjoy that makes you happy. It can also mean opening yourself up to new opportunities or challenges that will strengthen you so you can grow.
Step 3: Set Goals & Create an Action Plan
This is where you outline every step of your plan that is necessary to achieve your goal or goals. Be sure to not over commit but be willing to stretch beyond your comfort zone.
Step 4: Be Intentional in Your Communications
People can feel the intention within your message. What you say and how you say it matters. I have learned to slow down, think before I respond and often sleep on things before engaging so that I can deliver the best possible communication.
Step 5: Be Me-sponsible
The hustle is overrated. You must own your own SHIT. You are 100% responsible for where you are today and only you can change that.
Step 6: Be Grateful
There is always something to be grateful for: people, experiences, opportunity, and blessings.
Step 7: Serve Others
This is my secret sauce. When I can serve others, my challenges seem minimal. It is the quickest and most rewarding way to shift your mindset-limiting beliefs to feeling empowered and believing you can conquer the world.
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