During a time in the world where there are so many uncertainties and frustrations are high, it can be easy to resort to negativity. So, we sat down with Kim Ades, President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software to discuss strategies for keeping a healthy mindset during this time. As an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and executive coach, her teachings on opportunistic thinking and mindset have helped leaders attain personal and business success nationwide. Kim believes, “There’s always unrest before transformation.” And, she counsels her clients to lean into negativity and fear, leveraging our adversity to turn it into an advantage that helps to transform our mindset and circumstance.
When faced with the contrast between the life you used to live and life during a pandemic, it can be hard to focus on the positives. And, the saying, “Just be positive,” is not always practical, and it doesn’t create a foundation for overcoming hurdles for a better outcome on the other side. Instead, Kim says not to label situations as being positive or negative at all. Instead, be objective and consider the advantages and opportunities that are available in the situation.
Take the glass half full analogy.
Says Kim, “Okay, so there’s water in it. It’s halfway. What opportunity is there? I can fill the glass the rest of the way. I can drink the water that is there. I can use the empty glass for something. So it’s not about being positive or negative. It’s really about looking at what’s in front of you and thinking: What does this situation do for me? What can it do for me? And, how do I take this and turn it into something good?”
Your NET WORTHWHILE is not just something you live by when times are easy. But, rather, it is a mindset you cultivate to enjoy what matters most to you in every situation. It’s the way you see the light of opportunity, relish the journey, and grow through adversity for enjoyment in all pillars of your wealth.
As we all navigate this time, ask yourself a few key questions:
- What opportunities do I have right now?
- Is it more time with family?
- More space to work on that hobby I love?
- How can I capitalize this time to grow, protect, give and live my wealth during this time?