If you’re beating yourself up with the worst-case scenario amid Covid-19 and quite possibly gaining 19 we need to talk.
I have some news. You are being Furloughed. I’ve taken some time to evaluate your work and I’ve noticed you’re no good at controlling the Universe. Your worse-case scenario thinking isn’t helping and has no upside. Your side gigs of confusion and worry also must go. Your results are abysmal.
The truth is the outside world is uncertain and always was been. If you think about it most of us assume, we will live until the end of the day and many tomorrows after that. The truth is we could die at any moment. FUN. Do you know 150,000 people die every day in the world on an average day? We don’t usually think about it and that’s a good thing. We usually don’t see a ticker counting down the global and national deaths on the tv. That’s a good thing too! But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.
So take a deep breath and let out in a long sigh. Controlling the universe is exhausting isn’t it? (And you’re bad at it!).
I do have good news. You have a new job offer at this crazy point in time. Yeah, someone is hiring!? You’re so good at the worse-case scenario I know you’d be equally as good at the best case. It deserves equal time doesn’t it? What could be the best case for you? Could you lose weight during a crisis!?
I’m offering you the chance to control the only thing you could ever control any way and as a bonus you can do this from home! This new exciting career comes with inclusive lifetime access to the only thing you ever could control and the only thing that could ever make you happy!
So let’s dive in to this career you’ve been dying to try for as long as you can remember. Now is the time. The truth is you can allow this time to be hard and still take massive care of yourself. You can allow uncertainty and fear and show up. You can reboot your thinking and your diet.
Career Objectives for this week:
1) Journal! Covid 19 reboot offers an opportunity to ask yourself amazing questions. What does this situation make possible for me? How am I likely to show up? How do I want to show up at and use this time intentionally?
2) Decide! Choose to plan your meals 24 hours in advance. There is so much freedom in doing this. Not feeling like eating on plan shows how important it is. Planning in advance takes choice away and saves time in negotiation with your brain.
3) Learn how to be uncomfortable! Growth requires discomfort. The more you know it’s normal to be uncomfortable you can expect it and the more uncomfortable you are willing to feel the more success you are going to have. It’s just a harmless feeling. We spend our whole lives avoiding feelings. What if you are willing to experience any emotion? What could you achieve?
4) Be ok with failure. The only real failure is not to try.
This job pays a lot. Your life will thank you for it. I’m sorry to let you go from your “Universe Control" gig but you just weren't any good.