Are you scared of not getting a new job or losing financial control? To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement. We are living through a period of tremendous change that will be captured in the history of society as a time when no one could predict what would happen next.
Fear is a natural human instinct.
It's our 2 million-year-old brain protecting us, for survival's sake, however, the level of fear and uncertainty we are currently experiencing is unprecedented.
It's on the news, on social media, and on our loved one's faces. Your fear response is always looking for what wrong, so you can fight, run away from the threat, or freeze. But if you do one of these three things every time you are fearful or have pain, you're going to be constantly fighting, running away, or stopping and putting your life on hold. And that is no way to live.
Yes, the Coronavirus is widely inconvenient and has stopped lives as we know it in more ways than one, however, we have HOPE.
Hope is what fuels us through times of fear and uncertainty. It is more powerful than any emotion, even fear. When all hell is breaking loose, hope gives us the perseverance we need to keep trying and find answers.
Hope is knowing that we can handle whatever life brings us.
Humans are unique from other species in that we have the ability to control our behaviour, to train ourselves to be emotionally fit and create inner strength, the psychology of resilience. We're adaptable by nature. We have resourcefulness inside ourselves that says no problem is permanent.
Winter doesn't last forever. Spring always follows. We will spring back to normal life like we always do. Like we've done for centuries. And when we do, will you be prepared?
Regardless of what's happening around you, there is a part of you that strong. So, what are you going to do right now? Are you going to bring yourself down and others with you? Or will you discipline your fears, stand guard at the door of your mind, rise to the challenge that is facing us, and adopt beliefs that empower you?
This is a unique time for training, for practice, to prepare for what ahead. Jobseekers, sit down and take advantage of this time to work on your career path, retrain, prepare your resume, strategise, envision the path that you need to take in order to succeed in a world with high unemployment. Make your map. Plan. Learn. Grow.
In doing so, you will emerge on the other side of the coronavirus threat with determination, ahead of everyone else who has not used this time as efficiently as you. Your job search will be fast-tracked, past your competitors. You will have taken your life to the next level while others are still lost in their own despair.
And as you do, I'm here for you. I will help you create, innovate, and shape your life into the journey you want it to be. It is a unique time in our lives to lead, not follow. Be prepared for the millions of unemployed people to be looking for the same job as you. The difference is, you will have the tools, resources and strategies to stand out from the crowds.
You're ready to take control of this situation. Book your 30-minute career session to start making a plan.