Life during the pandemic has been tumultuous and chaotic, to be sure. Especially if you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, navigating the uncertainty and figuring out how you’ll respond and survive the next twist has led to a lot of fear and anxiety. How to find confidence in uncertain times can be a dilemma.
But with the vaccine rollout, there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is more hope than we’ve had in a year. If you haven’t said it yourself, you’ve most certainly heard someone say, “I am just ready for things to get back to normal.”
While that does seem like an idyllic notion, the truth is we are not going back and there will be a new normal. The impact of the past year and the ways we’ve had to adapt will define the next evolution for ourselves and our businesses.
We crave certainty
When we say, “we just want things to be normal again,” we’re craving certainty. We want to know what is to come, but the truth is, certainty is an illusion. Even prior to the pandemic, we didn’t live in a certain world. Perhaps it was more predictable, but it was by no means certain.
So, how do you handle the fear that comes with living in an uncertain world? It comes by seeking validation from within. Not from the outside world. While you can’t control what will happen tomorrow, you can control how you perceive and respond to certain situations.
How to cope with uncertainty & find confidence
Shift/Co is a business growth platform for entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to make the world better. As you can imagine, a community of entrepreneurs is very familiar with the fears so many of us have faced this past year. In an effort to help its members, Shift/Co is hosting an online event on coping in an uncertain year.
Since this information is vital to so many, they have decided to open this event to the public for free. Join Shift/Co Founder, Terri Maxwell, and a panel of experts, on March 25 at 11 AM CDT. They will walk you through coping mechanisms to help you survive a world you can’t predict.
Breathwork expert, Christopher August, will show you how to manage your energy through breathing exercises.
Forgiveness expert, Marisa Ferrera, will show you how to create healthy boundaries and find the empowerment you need to forgive.
There’s no need to pretend things will return to normal. If you’re ready to forge ahead in an uncertain world, register for the upcoming Shift/Co event, The Illusion of Certainty.