Strategies for Dealing with Personal Problems
In Part 1 of this blog topic, I covered five strategies for dealing with personal problems. It’s difficult to absorb inspiration and stay motivated in the wake of life’s storm, but part 2 of this guide will help you get yourself into the right mindset to be able to deal with your personal problems and get you right back to your business.
The Businesswoman’s Guide to Positive Coping Skills – Figure out a Way to Release the Pain in Your Body
Here’s the thing, I’ve dealt with the death of many people in my life. My sister died at 15 and years later my stepdaughter died at just 17 years old, and I had to prevail through their deaths. After they passed I wanted nothing more than to crawl up into a hole and feel sorry for myself. This is highly unlike me, but the pain of those losses weighed so heavy on me that my usual mindset and persona were deeply affected. I remember specifically when my sister Felicia died, that’s when I joined a gym. I needed to figure out a way to release the pain in my body. We all have to figure out a way to release the pain in our bodies when something tragic happens. However, being the female entrepreneur that I am, I not only had to find an outlet for my stress and sadness, I had to find a way to make this new endeavor… make me money!
Instead of simply joining the group fitness class, I chose to do something that was healthy for me and could potentially make money. I became certified in personal training so that I would be able to go to the gym and not only exercise for free, but be paid to do it! My philosophy has always been this, “okay I’m here and this is what I’m doing, now, how do I make money at what I’m doing?”
The Businesswoman’s Guide to Positive Coping Skills – When You’re Challenged You’re the Most Effective
When you’re the most challenged you’re the most effective – so take advantage of it. You are in that challenge mode, and that puts you in a mindset that is ripe for motivation. I’m the type of person if I have one or two things to do, I will be less motivated to do them. But, if I have 15 things to do that day, I am so focused on completing those tasks that I’m unstoppable! Some people work better when they have more on their plate. Find your motivating factor, you can be like me who likes to take on more tasks or you can you find that there are other factors that motivate you to be exceptional. Figure out what that is because it’s crucial to your success.
The Businesswoman’s Guide to Positive Coping Skills – This Is the Time to Find Out What It Is You Love to Do
In the wake of tragedy, this is the time at which your emotions are real and you get to be really honest with yourself about how you feel about where you are in life. As a photographer, I do what I love. As a New York based photographer, I get to wake up every day this fall and take photographs of the beautiful foliage in the Hudson Valley. As a wedding photographer I get to shoot creative wedding portraits and edit the pictures of happy people, smiling as they smile back through my monitor. As a family portrait photographer I get to play dress up with the cute babies that come in for their newborn portraits. I am lucky that I get to do what I love. Through the wake of tragedy you might find that you aren’t so passionate about your career. But, sometimes it’s not plausible for your sole source of income to also be that one thing you are truly passionate about. If you find out what it is you love to do it’s important to pursue it, but don’t quit where you are at just then. If your career gives you insurance and pays your bills – you keep it. But, if you have a hobby that you love, at least find a way to make money at it.
Always Make Healthy Choices...Vivian