As more and more people struggle with stress, burnout, anxiety and mental health challenges what can we do as leaders to help?
I am always looking for creative ways to do these three simple things:
1. Inspire – Get people to see a different perspective even for a moment. We can do this through empathy and authenticity. The biggest thing we need to do is tell a story that inspires somehow. We are all hungry for inspiration and anything that make us smile right now.
2. Possibility –Return to a place where we can see past today’s adversity and begin to instill a belief that we can make it through these challenging times and that we do have what it takes to transcend and transform.
3. Action – give people simple tools that get them in action. Nothing big and overwhelming. Simple, doable, but immediate action one can take to help feed their inspiration and build a belief that it’s possible. Then, rinse and repeat.
Change is tough but we can endure and build and even become better during times of stress and uncertainty. The thing I believe in most is the possibility that lives inside every human being, who when properly guided to that potential has the power to unlock the secrets of the universe.
I know this because my life began on a park bench as a homeless skid row drug addict and today my life is unrecognizable from where I started. Lastly, I’m not special, just consistent.