After almost 12 weeks of confinement, in Switzerland and France, children are returning to school, while many of you return or will soon return to an office routine. So, before you race full speed into the spiral of your old work life balance, it is time to reflect how did the confinement impact your resilience.
As we are in our third week of confinement in Switzerland, we went through a rollercoaster of emotions, logistical reshuffling, stress, time management challenges and many more situations in order to deal with one of the most radical challenges we are facing in our lifetime.
Indeed, in times of COVID19, you are dealing with changes in your day to day life. Such crucial times of uncertainty create stress and anxiety, and eventually puts you off balance.
THE TRIGGER: #CHANGE
Depending on the resilience skills you have, any change within your direct and indirect environment triggers and impacts your balance...
With the COVID-19 virus spreading, the medical recommendation is social distancing…but is it enough to truly preserve your health… your mental health?
Let’s be realistic, in Switzerland, we have 6 weeks of quarantine, and millions of people are acting strange…so let’s keep calm!
Depending on who we are, we all take this situation differently, it depends on the days, on our inflow of communications, our interactions, of the news…and sometimes fake news….Our days are indeed more stressful, with the daily worries of the virus spreading, for our relatives and friends, the fear of our future, of illness and d...
Are happy people more resilient? Are resilient people happier? Scientists, psychologists and philosophers are still debating on the correlation between happiness and resilience.
To what extent are they dependent and interdependent?
Based on my personal life and professional experiences, on my clients’ testimonies, as well as on research; my personal definition of resilience is the: “capability to bounce back, by using one’s resources and learning, as well as growing from one’s experiences.”
Since birth, infants have had a capacity to withhold distressful moments. Throughout the childhood years, the insti...
As Darwin says it best, “It’s not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most resilient and responsive to change.”
In a rhythmic life composed of growing demands, instability and pressure, your resilience is needed more than ever. As Darwin said, to survive, you must learn the skill of resilience in order to adapt to constant change and stress.
I personally define resilience as a “capability to bounce back, using your resources, learning, and growing from your experiences”.
Today’s world is marked with rising global instability, misinformation and information overload, fast and furious change, new technologies, collaborations platforms, shorter deadlines and an ever more demanded multitasking ability.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager, a leader, a student, a stay home parent, you are facing long stressful days and challenges.
In today’s world, your adaptation to uncertainty, to change and to ever-increasing demands is vital; that is precisely why your resilience is needed more than ever.
What Defines Resilience?
American Psychology Association defines resilience...
Lets face it. The entrepreneurial journey is a long path paved with stress, uncertainties, victories and failures.
Failure, a word that fills us with the emotions of shame, pessimism, disbelief and discouragement. But what if failure could mean something different? What if we could actually use failure to boost our self-confidence, strengths and success? What if we could change that negative bias into a positive one? Are you ready?
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss. Isn’t he right?
Oh the places you will go! Places, of self-discovery, growth and challenges. The ride is not always smooth, certainly bumpy at times, but at the end of your day, the journey is worth the ride.
Here are 7 tips and trick based on my clients’ and my experience.
1. Surround yourself with positive, aspiring and constructive people
Being an entrepreneur is not an easy drift down the river, as you have to juggle with various challenges, expected and unexpected ones…on your own. I recommend being selective with your surrounding in a healthy “selfish” manner. In order to manage and sustain your positive mental ene...
In my previous article on failure (Failure...aka The Invisible Side of Success, November 24th 2017), I wrote about failure in terms of experience, understanding it, and the differences between the good and the bad failure.
In today’s business world, top performing leader and successful entrepreneurs shifted their failure mindset from the old paradigm to the new one. They recognized that failure is indeed inevitable, that failure is a learning process, and failure contributes to their growth and performance.
Adopting the mentality of such successful performers requires you to first change your mindset and...