“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
Hello lovely motivated people, how’s your week been? Did you start planning, dreaming and doing? I really hope so, as that is what I want for you.
In times of crisis, we can feel massively overwhelmed and be crippled by worry. When that happens, we tend to close down and stop trying. This is absolutely normal, it’s our body and mind trying to keep ourselves safe. The irony of this is that all that effort to keep ourselves safe, actually stops us from taking action and keeps us bogged down in our current circumstances. It doesn’t have to be that way, as Winston Churchill said “never let a good crisis go to waste.” What on earth did he mean by that? He meant that in times of adversity, that’s when you have more opportunities, that’s when you can do things that maybe you wouldn’t have been able to do without the crisis. I think that’s especially the case for all that we are dealing with at present.
The worst times, can bring out the best in us. In fact, the worst experiences in our lives can quite often open the door to our true purpose in life. That’s certainly been the case in my own life, and for many if not most of my clients. The crisis or adversity that you go through is what helps you grow as a person. We learn far more from those times than we do from the times when everything is wonderful. In fact, those times are quite often sent to us, so that we will head in the direction that we were meant to go to. We just need to have our eyes opened, so that we can see the opportunities that are before us.
That’s the part that can be hard. Another favourite quote of mine, from Alexander Graham Bell says it beautifully, “when one door closes, another one opens, but we often look so longingly and regretfully at the closed door, that we don’t see the one which has opened for us.” It can be difficult to see the opportunities that are before us. Especially when times are hard, we become immersed in all the problems and issues and don’t see how we can overcome them or can feel that there are no solutions available to us.
One of the courses I run is a Strategic Planning course. This is an awesome way to get you “unstuck”. It helps you see the opportunities, and find ways to build on your existing strengths. It will help you make the most of this crisis that we are in. Even better, I have had this course accepted and registered by Regional Business Partners. What this means is that you may be eligible to receive funding for this. This is through their Covid-19 Business Advisory Fund, find out more by visiting www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz
Click to find out about the course: RBP_Strategic Planning
I love doing this work as it is transformative, motivational and makes a positive difference. Don’t waste the crisis, take action this week. Have a brilliant week and get in touch click here if you want to know more about the course or if you just want to talk to me.