Are you and your business not only able to survive, but to thrive in challenging times?
To thrive in challenging times is easier said than done.
Challenging times have you feel like your world is falling apart. People around you are in panic mode. Life has forever changed. The media has one negative story after another.
Business in down. The markets are in free fall. Everyone around you is suffering.
What do you do?
The easy thing is to shut down.
People around you understand and may even encourage you to close up shop. After all, you're not the only one dealing with challenging times.
But you're an entrepreneur. It's us entrepreneurs that are dreamers, the make-it-happen people, and the change-makers. It's us entrepreneurs who put everything on the line and win against all the odds.
Thriving when times are good is easy.
To thrive in challenging times may be one of the hardest things you'll ever do.
Know that you can and will find a way to not only survive but to thrive in challenging times.
The stoics said it best with the Latin phrase "amor fati," which means love of fate.
You can't control what happens around you.
What you can control is how you respond.
Amor fati goes beyond a Latin phrase, and instead, is a way of life.
To thrive in challenging times is not only accepting what happens but loving it. No matter what.
At the intersection of challenging times and making the most of it is where greatness is born.
Challenging times created many of the titans of business.
Do you know the five strategies that can have you not only survive but thrive in challenging times?
Keep reading to learn you can thrive in challenging times.
Take care of yourself - you never know when the world will need you - Hillel the Elder
To thrive in difficult times, take care of yourself, so you're able to take care of everyone else.
Your health is your wealth.
It's all too easy to get caught up in the noise of challenging times, and in the process, forget about your health.
How do you take care of yourself and stay healthy?
Read and prosper from "Easy Life Principles To Make You Insanely Happy And Successful."
Your four to thrive are:
Enjoy six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. When you sleep, your body resets itself and heals so you can have the focus, clarity, and energy upon waking.
Your body is your temple. Say "no" to processed foods laced with sugar and "yes" to whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and water. While you're at it, cook your meals. The process of cooking will nourish both your mind and body.
Speaking of nourishing your mind, make time for your mental health. Clear the fears and concerns in your mind by journaling. From the power of the pen to the power of the word. Talk about your fears, hopes, and dreams with people you trust.
Exercise. A daily thirty-minute walk does wonders for your body and mind. Walk outside and meet neighbors and friends you never knew you had. If you can't walk outside, walk in your home or building. Movement is the elixir of life.
Take care of your mind and body to set yourself up for massive success.
Speaking of massive success, do you know what successful people have done to take them from zero to hero?
Face your fears today so you can prosper tomorrow - Jeffrey Feldberg
When challenging times roll around, there's one thing you must do.
Talk out your worst fears today to thrive in challenging times tomorrow.
Do you know the difference between winning and losing?
The choice is yours.
In challenging times, it's normal to feel vulnerable and scared.
Contrary to popular belief, as entrepreneurs, we are not risk-takers.
Instead, we are risk mitigators.
To thrive in challenging times, it's critical to separate fact from fiction.
A key to winning the day and the war is to take time out and talk through your worst fears.
Talk through your fears, every single one of them. Leave nothing on the table.
In challenging times is it possible that you will lose money, customers, or worse, your company?
If you do nothing, your worst fears likely become a reality.
You have a choice.
Do nothing and suffer the consequences.
Instead, remember the Latin phrase amor fati: love of fate.
You don't get to choose what happens around you.
You do get to choose how to respond.
When you talk through your fears, you know what you have to lose.
What do you do to thrive in challenging times?
You do what you've always done as an entrepreneur.
Find the painful problem your customers and industry face and remove the pain.
Read and prosper from "Make More Money Now By Solving Massive Problems."
Stop thinking about yourself, and instead, think about others.
It's when you become both resourceful and a resource that new doors open up, as does opportunity.
Easier said than done, but doing what's right is usually not easy.
Positive anything is better than negative nothing - Elbert Hubbard
In challenging times it's all too easy to get caught up in negative thinking.
To thrive in challenging times, look for, and find the positive in the situation.
In challenging times is there a positive?
An absolute yes.
My path has crossed millionaires, billionaires, and successful people.
One of the common traits of successful people is to seek and find the positive in any situation.
Many billionaires became billionaires because they found the positive in challenging times.
To thrive in challenging times is knowing what worked yesterday doesn't work today.
What's the good news?
Knowing what worked yesterday doesn't work today is the good news!
Change brings opportunity, massive opportunity.
The only question is who will find and leverage the opportunity.
It might as well be you.
Challenging times usher in disruption both in life and in business.
A market disruption puts you on a road called opportunity that ends at a street named destiny.
Read and prosper from "Why You Need To Create A Market Disruption To Lead, Succeed, And Prosper."
To thrive in challenging times is finding the positive and taking action. Starting N.O.W.
Given a choice, you prefer yesterday instead of today.
But you don't have a choice in challenging times. Yesterday is a distant memory. All you have is today.
The only choice you have is what you're going to do about the situation today?
Make your choice count.
Remember amor fati.
Embrace your fate by embracing the new reality of today, so you can thrive in challenging times.
How do you do this?
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone - Ronald Reagan
To thrive in challenging times, stop selling, and start helping.
There is a time and a place for everything.
In challenging times people make mistakes, stupid mistakes.
Read and prosper from "7 Stupid Mistakes Robbing You Of Enormous Success."
Choose helping people over selling people during challenging times.
Yes, you have bills to pay and mouths to feed.
But attempting to sell at the height of challenging times sets you back, not forward.
To thrive in challenging times, stop. Stop everything that you're doing.
Stop, reflect, and think.
Look around you.
Put your pain and fears aside, and instead, feel the pain of others.
Feel the pain of your customers, your employees, and your industry.
Ask one question to yourself and everyone around you: how can I be of service for you today?
Listen as though your business depends on it.
Because it does.
Challenging times bring out both the kindness and selfishness in humanity.
Choose to be kind.
Out of the seeds of kindness that you plant is born wisdom, lessons learned, and new opportunities.
Know this and know this well.
To thrive in challenging times, choose helping people over selling people.
Help enough people get what they want, and over time, you'll get what you want.
When you embrace today's new reality in a positive way, amor fati at it's best, you put the wind behind your sails.
Do you know the one last thing you must do to thrive in challenging times?
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone - Ronald Reagan
To thrive in challenging times is focusing on what you can do, instead of what you can't do.
Is success in challenging times as simple as focusing on what you can do?
Amor fati, embracing the situation with a positive attitude and making the most of it.
Losers embrace negative thinking, complaining, and whining.
Winners look within and ask themselves what they can do to make a difference.
Read and prosper from "Play To Your Strengths If You Want To Be Successful (And Happy)."
As always, you have a choice.
Be smart and make the right decision as your future hangs in the balance.
It's easy to complain and talk about why yesterday is better than today.
Today is a new day with a new reality that has opportunity up for grabs.
Someone is going to win and it might as well be you.
Your customers, employees, and community are depending on you to make the right choice.
You have one chance to get it right during challenging times. Make your choice count.
To thrive in challenging times, you must focus on what you can do instead of what you can't do.
Is it possible to not only survive but instead, to thrive in challenging times?
The answer is a resounding, "yes."
Count on challenging times, destroying existing empires and creating new ones.
Yes, challenging times usher in a new day filled with new opportunities.
The Latin phrase amor fati, loving fate, the anthem for challenging times.
Yes, you can thrive in challenging times.
How do you thrive in challenging times?
Make amor fati your new way of life and master each of the five strategies revealed in this article.
Lasting success in both life and business is born out of challenging times.
The five strategies builds off each other.
Take care of yourself first so you can take care of everyone else around you.
Talk out your worst fears today so you can thrive in challenging times tomorrow.
With your fears on the table and acknowledged, find the positive in the situation.
Ensure you stop selling people, and instead, start helping people.
Last but not least, focus on what you can do instead of what you can't do.
Follow these five strategies and know that you can thrive in challenging times.
You may even surprise yourself and realize that the new today is superior to the old yesterday.
Every person has a unique gift. Challenging times is an opportunity to go within and find your gift so you can take it to the world.
In the process, you'll learn new things about yourself and change the lives of those around you.
You can do it. I know you can.
What are you waiting for?
Here's to you and your success.
Go forth, knowing that you can indeed thrive in challenging times.
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