A colleague of mine, Mike Weinberg, wrote an excellent posting about how to overcome the FEAR of the corona virus. I mentally agreed with him 100%.
As an aside, this past week I had the opportunity to reactivate my semi-retired consulting practice with a workshop in Chicago, Il. The purpose of the workshop was to unite a hesitant team filled with FEAR due to some past poor executive leadership.
Each team member took two psychometric assessments, DISC and EQ (emotional intelligence). Also, there were 20 – 15-minute interviews in which I asked seven (7) questions. Those interviews helped me to personally connect with each participant instead of a being a stranger. Remember our childhood conditioning, we have an innate FEAR of strangers in “Don’t talk to strangers.”
One of the discussions involved the Sphere of Control. This is a short knowledge exploration session where people begin to understand why they are not securing the results they want from better communication to actual results.
Many people direct their actions on what they cannot control. This leads them to be discouraged, to feed their own FEARS of failure, resentment, and disappointment. The learning gem is to FOCUS on what they can control, their:
When we FOCUS on what we can control, we have far greater success.
Life will always throw us unexpected challenges and in many instances these challenges fan the FEAR fires. At this point in time, it is imperative we return to our personal and professional action plans. By not allowing FEAR to overcome us, we can strategically think in how to overcome this new challenge be it the corona virus to no new sales leads.
This Weekend Wisdom tidbit is to get out your Action Plans. Take some time to reflect, to think strategically in how to overcome the potential limitations of the corona virus to less sales leads. Remember you have complete control over your own behaviors and your own reactions. This is not the time to let FEAR keep you from doing what you need to do to get the results you truly want.
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