Find your way forward in uncertainty

unprecedented [ uhn-pres-i-den-tid ]
adjective
without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event. (www.dictionary.com)

We keep hearing that we are in unprecedented times, and we are. This moment calls for clarity and support in order to make wise decisions, yet we are inundated with new information hourly and must physically distance ourselves from each other to stay safe.

But even in the uncertainty, we still have choices about how we engage with such challenges and how we respond.

As Viktor Frankl, the Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who lost his entire family and barely survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps of WWII shared:

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

What if we accepted reality as it is, took a deep breath, and focused on what we CAN control?

We can use our mental energy to make each day a bit better rather than engage in worry and amplification of the news. Turning off the news and watching a comedy, going for a walk, calling a friend or taking a nap is just a click away.

We can choose to be grateful for all we do have today and leverage it. We have powerful technology at our disposal, including Zoom-erific, high definition video calling to connect with one another.

Because we believe in the transformational power of coaching, my team and I are offering 30-minute no-cost coaching calls on a first-come, first-served basis to our contacts. Through mindful conversation with an experienced coach as a thought partner, these sessions can help you gain awareness, new perspectives and/or process a current challenge or opportunity. [Note that coaching is not therapy or counseling, it's all about moving you forward with intention.]

If you're interested in a free coaching session, reply to this email with the words "Coach me!" and we'll get you scheduled.

We've also been busy writing!  Whether you're facing work-from-home challenges, leadership struggles, career search or related issues, we hope our blog posts on our website will serve you.

Be well. Stay strong.

My best,
Shahnaz

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