“Alan Stein Jr. spoke at our sales conference in January about ‘raising our game.’ I have followed him since reading his book last year and listen to his podcast on leadership and business weekly. This week he posted a free resource on his website with a lot of thoughts on dealing with uncertainty and some ideas for how to get through what he calls this ‘crazy time.’ It was great for me to read something so positive when there is so much negativity in the media. I wanted to share it with you.” – Jeff Robinson, executive vice president & CCO, Norfolk Iron & Metal
7 Golden Rules to Follow During a Crisis
In times like this… here are 7 Golden Rules to follow:
1. When times are tough, we need optimism, empathy, gratitude, and compassion more than ever. We need to actively give it. We need to openly receive it. We are all in this together!
2. You never know what someone else is going through behind closed doors. Things like this can have crippling effects on people’s livelihoods, trigger those with high anxiety/depression, and debilitate those with pre-existing medical conditions. Don’t judge. Don’t assume. Don’t downplay.
3. Fear keeps you sharp. Being scared paralyzes you. Panic NEVER helps. Remaining positive and poised is always the right move. The harder that is to do… the more it is needed. Embrace the temptation of getting overly worried.
4. Your ‘true colors’ are revealed by how you act during adversity. Make sure your values and behavior remain aligned.
5. The information you consume dictates your attitude, perspective, mood, and outlook. What you feed your mind is just as important as what you feed your body. Choose wisely.
6. Stress is ‘the desire for things to be different than they are.’ If you want to reduce your stress during these times… learn to let things be.
7. You have zero control over what happens in life. You have 100% control in how you respond. Choose responses that empower you, move you forward, and improve your situation.
I’m an eternal optimist I believe positivity > negativity
I know ‘this too shall pass’
To read more from Alan Stein Jr., visit his website www.alansteinjr.com or check out his free handout on “In Times Like This” below.
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By: Alan Stein Jr., keynote speaker, author, performance expert www.alansteinjr.com