Why?

With the current state of life and work these days, do you find yourself asking “Why?” It is an understandable question to ask. The world is undergoing significant change and you are dealing with many unknowns. What you once knew is gone and you have yet to build what is to come.

The challenge of asking why is that there may not be a clear answer. So what do you do? Probably best to get comfortable in the unknown. Stay productive. Be alert for opportunities to create something new. Nurture yourself so that the stress of it all doesn’t get the better of you. Acknowledge the dark side of all this; however look to the bright side of possibility.

At some point, the answer to your question will appear. Be well!

 

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How Are You Doing Facing The Unknown?

Truth is, there is little certainty about what the months ahead will bring. It takes skill and focus to face the unknown and not totally lose your center. How are you doing these days? As you face the next few months, have you thought much about uncertainty and how to proceed with your life and work? It’s worth your time and can make a significant difference in how you experience the times ahead.

 

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What’s Worth It?

So much has changed recently, making it worthwhile to reassess the state of your life and work. In your assessment, you can look at: how you are functioning, how your perspective has changed and what’s important to you. Then, ask yourself what is worthwhile for you now that may not have been in the past. Have your values shifted?

Staying fully present in the moment often asks a lot. This is one of those times. Make sure your interests are being served and that you are fulfilled, as the world changes around you.

 

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Inner Peace

There are lots of ups and downs in life and work these days. Keeping your center is more challenging than ever. It is also more important than ever. Here are a few tips for creating inner peace in these times:

• Make space for quiet time alone each day, even if just for 15 minutes.

• Identify the energy drains in your life and, as best you can, eliminate or reduce them.

• Identify three things that fuel you and make you happy and bring them into your life on a regular basis.

• Find a “context” for the chaos in the world that allows you to have some optimism.

• Don’t let yourself go down “rabbit holes” such as news, surfing the internet or negative thinking.

• Find a way to serve humanity that makes life better for one or more persons.

Inner peace is possible if you work at it. Start now and you’ll soon see a positive difference in your life and work.

 

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Disentangle

These times present deep opportunities for change. Essential to change is making room for it. One way to make room is to let go of things that no longer serve you. This can be a challenging task if you are deeply involved in something. In that case, disentangling yourself takes time and skill.

Is there anything you would like to disentangle yourself from now? Here are some tips on how to do it:

• Identify all the elements in the situation that you must disentangle from.

• Which ones will be the most difficult? Why? Are there emotional entanglements? Are there aspects that you are economically dependent on? Is it hard for you to accept leaving things behind?

• Then, muster up your courage and emotional intelligence and come up with a plan for how you can let them go.

• Take it step by step. Commit to disentangling and persist.

• Vision how your life and work will be once you disentangle. Let this vision motivate you.

Disentangling frees you to create life and work that fulfills you. Give it a try. You can do it!

 

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Feeling Weary?

You are in a challenging time – and don’t have to be told so that is for sure. How are you doing?

It is understandable if you are feeling weary. A lot is being asked of you – to protect your health, rise to huge challenges as an essential worker, adjust to being alone or in a smaller community for large amounts of time, to see aspects of what used to be your normal life fall away.

If you are feeling weary, accept that it is okay to feel that way. Find ways to energize, as you can. In 2017 I wrote a blog post that may be helpful to you now: 10 Things To Do When You Are Feeling Weary. 

Be well!

 

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Are You Caught In Polarity?

Polarity reigns in our politics and opinions these days. It is creating limitations to be aware of: keeping people in silos as far as the information they are exposed to, creating animosity among people with differing views, increasing harmful emotions with no constructive outlet and destroying efforts to build harmonious communities.

Why is this a topic for The Managers Hub? It is inevitable that you bring your attitudes, beliefs and views into your work. They affect the way you interact with people and do your work. Say you are working with someone who has very differing views from you. Harmonious interaction can be obscured by polarity. Tolerance decreases and harmful emotions can arise.

Take a moment to examine how polarized your views are right now. Are they affecting your experience at work? If you can get through polarity to the other side, you will make the world a better place.

I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts on the polarity that exists in our world today.

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Making Space For Others

You are not alone when you interact with others throughout your workday. The nature of your interactions can directly affect your levels of success and fulfillment. Key to having positive and valuable interactions is making space for others. Making space involves emotional intelligence, the ability to listen, respecting all you encounter, allowing for differences and communicating effectively.

Do you consciously make space for others in your daily interactions? It can make a very positive difference. Give it a try!

 

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What’s New In Your Life?

Take a look back to the end of 2019. How do your life and work compare then and now? Have changes occurred? Which changes do you like and not like? Do you see a need for action on your part to acclimate or adjust to a change?

In times like these, change is inevitable. Best to recognize any changes that have occurred. Then, from the reality of the present moment, you can embrace the new and thrive.

 

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What Is Your New Balance?

The world is out of balance now. Hopefully, it will rebalance at some point, but it hasn’t yet. In the meantime, life goes on for you. The balance of your own life has shifted in response to the changes in the world. That means it is time, even with things still unsettled, to find your new balance. What will it be?

To find your new balance, you can determine what is out of balance now in your life and work. What seems out of whack? What is the cause of this imbalance? How can you remedy it? Look at your mental, emotional, inspirational and physical lives. By considering all aspects, you can find your new balance and thrive.

If this photo intrigues you, here is a video about the leg rowing fishermen at Inle Lake in Burma. Masterful balance required!

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