I recently saw the motivational quote below and knew that I needed to make a poster for my loyal readers! This post was written during the pandemic of 2020. The message is necessary more so than ever before. Certain friends know that when we get together (at a distance, of course) I don’t mind talking about the latest news – ONLY if it’s for a few minutes and NOT the entire evening. I’m sure you or even some of your friends, colleagues, or family are glued to the TV for hours. This is dangerous for our mental health. Being informed is mandatory in my book. Concentrating on all the negativity is crippling.
Coaching clients see that they are putting themselves in harm’s way when they only concentrate on the darkness. It’s hard work to change our attitudes. So hard. It’s possible when we put our minds on high alert that we can get unstuck and actually find opportunities even during the darkness. I’m hearing patterns after I ask clients, “How have you changed during this pandemic – both positively and negatively?”
Here are some of the negative responses
- I’m having trouble sleeping
- I’m worried about bills
- I hope my relative doesn’t get the virus
- I’m concerned about money or my job
- I’m afraid that the virus will last a long time
- Our kids miss their social life and this pandemic is affecting them
Here are some of the positive responses
- I appreciate my family more than ever before
- I’m taking care of myself by exercising more
- I’m taking advantage of this new virtual world by taking powerful classes
- I’m rethinking my career
Why this motivational quote means so much to me
Many of you have seen several posts about launching my Online Course: Kick Conflict to the Curb: Get the Respect You Deserve. This idea came out of the pandemic. I was one of the lucky ones who joined several online courses with top-notch trainers. Gina Carr, Terry Brock, and Bob Pike have helped me focus on an entirely new career – virtual training. It was difficult finding time to attend all the classes because I was still working with coaching clients even during this dark time. Of course, I didn’t know at the time how impactful this training was going to be for me. I just knew I had to do something to make sure I didn’t get pulled into all the craziness.
My next course starts on September 15th. I’m keeping this class small to concentrate on the needs of each person who signs up. That’s why seating is limited. September 10th is when registration closes. Please visit my landing page HERE to find out if the class is right for you or your direct reports.
I’m here to answer your questions and to share all the exciting details including that each participant will have a laser-focused 60-minute phone coaching session with me. 30 minutes when the class starts to set goals and discuss current conflicts and 30 minutes with me at the end of the class to make sure you reach your goals.
How Does the Motivational Quote Speak to You?
- How has the pandemic changed you both positively and negatively?
- What do you do to stay balanced during the light and dark of the pandemic?
I encourage you to reach out to me with questions about your own conflict resolution issues or for direct reports. Don’t worry, I will not sell you anything when you call! This master coach and communication strategist loves what I do and I care about clients and advocates. My cell; 248.325.8101.
Have a GREAT Week!
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
The Queen of Conflict Resolution