I was the MC at the Network Central business women’s networking breakfast this morning and have been contacted by a few people who appreciated what I had to say regarding finding perspective in the midst of the global financial situation, so I thought I would share this with you.
In times of crisis some people shrink back,
Some people quit and some people use it as an excuse to give up.
For those of you who will find a bed tonight, indoors with people you love,
who will have a meal that nourishes you, who have a job or are able to choose to work, if you have a computer, a car or access to public transport, you are part of a small percentage of extremely fortunate people on the planet.
So in light of all the hype and hysteria of crisis and tragedy I encourage you to carry on. By the way, crisis is a word more suited to a direct loss of lives, (as in floods and earthquakes), not assets, like properties and shares. Continue to invest in the most important asset you have that during tough times you need to take care of more than ever. You.
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard since this financial sticky business has happened, was from metaphysical teachers Abraham-Hicks who said to ‘chill out and get back to work’.
Here’s a little tip, if you are doing work that is simply for money and you dread getting up in the morning to do it. Use the crisis to change direction, pause to explore what would you do, if you had to start from scratch and could do, what you love, what you are good at, what you are born to do. If you do this, what you will find is that when the world crumbles around you, you are calm because you are doing and being who and what you want to be and you will have no regrets. At the very least, focus on what you can do now.
You see, it is those who get on with it and not buy into the hysteria that will come out the least scathed in times like these. Continue to go on in the most sensible way you know. Relax as much as you possible can, enjoy and squeeze every bit of goodness out of every single day and you will fare far better than your neighbour who complains, is fearful and is petrified into inaction.
The world is still your oyster, it always was. Go out and enjoy it, relish in it, glow and be radiant and watch people be drawn to you and even watch your business grow while others complain about the crisis. Today is an opportunity and I promise you, the more real you are, the less of a victim you are and the more you get on with it, with as much zeal and love you can muster, every day will be better than the next.