Updated: Jan 20
Hey Brown Girl!
Thanks for dropping by today! I pray that your week has been well, and that your weekend will be even greater!
This week, we are talking about being positioned to THRIVE.
This topic is important for several reasons, especially because the reality is that 2020 has sure taught us alot about being prepared for anything. At the end of 2019, nobody could have predicted the future of what this year has brought us.
We were all hopeful of clarity, expansion, and prosperity; but truth is; this year has taken us all by storm and has indeed challenged us to think outside of the box in order to survive all of it!
While survival is great, and is definitely a learned human response; especially under intense circumstances, it works momentarily until it takes a toll on your emotional and mental health.
Being positioned to THRIVE helps you live more comfortably, because whats happening around you, doesn't have to necessarily impact you in a negative way, and thats why ita important to be positioned well to THRIVE.
As you are reading this, you're probably wondering, well how can I come from JUST surviving to THRIVING!
Well thats a good question, and there are several answers to that question, but I'm going to share THREE strategies to position yourself to THRIVE.
Strategy One: Establish an Awareness of your Situation
The first step to recovery in any situation when you have faced a crisis, is acknowledging that their ia a problem! No matter your situation or circumstance, you must acknowledge the situation, and communicate the reality of how its impacting your life. You are entitled to experiencing real pain and its a natural part of the human experience. You are not alone, and there is a way to overcome whatever situation you are facing, when you acknowledge a thing, decide that you won't be defeated, and you chose to respond mindfully to it, versus being reactionary (survival tactic).
Strategy Two: Develop a Plan to Take Control of Your Situation
After you have became aware of your situation, you are better able to explore logical solutions to your problem. These solutions should be clear and provide positive outcomes for you and your situation. Taking time to write down your options, and developing a plan, will help you move from one extreme to another. So take time to consider all viable options, that will help you take control of your situation. Just to name a few, some viable options for increasing income could include: building a ecommerce website, getting into Forex trading, working as an independent contractor, dropshipping, being a brand affiliate for a company, and more.
Strategy Three: Remain Openminded
Lastly, choose to be openminded to new and/or existing opportunities! Again, if 2020 has taught us anything, it's to be prepared. Prepared people are open to connecting/developing new opportunities for themselves and others. As an aspiring entrepreneur or entrepreneur; positioning yourself to THRIVE will require you to be open to changes and take initiative to start something or finish something that can/will change your life and that of others for the better.
Candice Phillips, M.S, CPLC
Owner and Creative Curator