A New Year is upon us, which means you’ve survived 2020. Congratulations! That is no small thing. Now, the question is, are you–and your team–built to thrive in 2021?
To help you on your way, resilience expert, motivational keynote speaker and founder of The Speakers Group, Shawn Ellis, recently shared his 5 keys to thrive in the face of whatever lies ahead–extracted from his “REBOOT” virtual keynote program–on his blog and we’re capturing them for you here:
In the midst of complexity, we need a return to simplicity. How do you find refuge from overwhelm and confusion? By simply choosing to be here now. Remember: you don’t have to have all the answers; you don’t have to turn it all around at once. All that matters right now, is right now.
The only certainty in life (and business) is uncertainty. Uncertainty can be uncomfortable, though, leading you to feel like everything is out of control, triggering emotions such as fear, anger, and sadness. The control you seek is within yourself, however. You always have the power to shift your emotional state–and it can be as simple as changing your self-talk:
Realizing your power to be the creator of your experience rather than a victim of circumstance, the question then is: What do you want to create? Where do you want to go? Connect with your vision and core values to find meaning in every moment, and the fuel to move forward—with flexibility rather than rigidity.
By its nature, a REBOOT indicates a fresh start. We must be careful not slip back into the habits and routines of the past, however. Rather, align your actions with the vision for the future. What is the right thing, right now? In every moment that you break from the past, you open the door to new possibilities and create momentum toward the future you desire.
Any goal worth aiming for won’t be accomplished overnight. How do you find the faith and resilience to endure? How do you truly break free from fear and anxiety that robs you of your energy? The answer is in your own history, and the fact that you have a 100% success rate at overcoming every challenge you’ve faced so far. The evidence for faith you seek is in your own history. Look closely, and realize that you’ve been guided and supported all along… even now.
As Shawn writes, “these five building blocks will lead you to the peace of mind, joy, excitement, and optimism you need to stay resilient in the face of whatever lies ahead.”
Want to inspire and equip your team to thrive in 2021? Reach out today to book Shawn’s “REBOOT” virtual keynote or workshop for your kickoff meeting–perfect for your leaders, salespeople, or general staff/membership!