How are you going in your part of this strange covid-19 world?
We’ve certainly seen a new level of uncertainty here in Australia in recent days.
If you are feeling a bit “worn down by it all”, it’s so perfectly normal and here’s why:
Back in April I ran a Masterclass where I explained the 4 aspects of the VUCA model – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Maybe you were at that session? If you want to listen in again or if you missed it, you can listen to the Masterclass here and the VUCA model is close to the beginning.
Just as life and business seemed to be “heading back to a new normal” things have changed again.
This week I reckon I’m dealing with all 4 of these – and all at the same time. VUCA in action!
So what do we do?
At times like this it’s super important to keep our focus on what we can control. To keep our minds focussed on facts and focussed on our future.
Do you remember me talking about the Stockdale Paradox? James Stockdale survived seven years being brutally tortured in Vietnam with no idea if or when he would go home again. He attributes his survival to his ability to blend hard pragmatism with an unwavering hope for the future.
When he talks about “unwavering hope for the future” that was a long view.
While being tortured he decided that he would turn the ordeal into “the defining event of his life that in retrospect he would not trade.”
Could you do this right now? I truly believe you can.
I believe we all can … I believe … we … can …. all … choose … how … we … respond … to … what … is … happening … around … us … today
I know things in 2020 are not what we expected. Certainly not the year I had planned! and at the same time…
I truly believe it is a privilege to be alive right now and to be able to be who we want to be in this time, in this “season”
Who will you be? What are you ultimately preparing for? and that brings me to my space question:
** Have you ever thought about going into space?
This photo is Chris Hadfield playing “Major Tom” on his guitar in space.
In my newest project I’m adding “in-between” episodes to my podcast. Short episodes where I’m sharing my thoughts on various aspects of business that will help take you closer to business success and ultimately Financial Independence.
At this stage it’s for the next 2 months and we will see how it goes.
I’m super keen to hear what you think and if the information is helpful to you.