+ MINDSET SERIES: Connect with Others
Forget about yourself, focus on others.
Uncertainty can drive people into themselves, making them feel isolated and helpless. The best strategy here is to go in the opposite direction, expanding your connection with others — focusing on helping them transform their negatives into positives. The more you contribute in this fashion, the less you will need to worry about your own situation. You will become a source of confidence for everyone else.
Connect with others: Action Steps
Complete the ‘Connect with others’ worksheet.
Think through some of the important relationships you have. Some of them are sources of encouragement for you. Others are relationships in which you are the source of encouragement. As humans, we need to have mentors and sources of inspiration in our lives, and we all need to be a mentor or source of inspiration to others. List some of these relationships in your life and reach out to fill your cup and others.
In times of uncertainty and anxiety, it’s important to remember what you’re in control of and how to take care of yourself, your business and your mindset. The Positive+ Mindset series is designed to offer you 10 tangible ways you can maintain a positive outlook, express gratitude, lead with compassion and empathy, and turn negative thoughts into positive ones that will improve your thinking, actions and outcomes.
Adapted from Dan Sullivan’s “The ‘Scary Times’ Success Manual.”