It is about Resilience!

by CHERYL GNAD on March 3, 2014

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It is about Resilience!

Or Do You Just “Muddle Through”?

There are just some days that one just must “muddle through” or you can have resilience.  Getting started each morning can be a challenge for anyone, especially for those that can’t seem to get enough sleep. Your energy level is important! I know! Because since my bout with H1N1 flu 2 months ago, I’ve had to deal with some lasting effects  from that – tiredness and dizziness. These don’t help make the day move ahead very well, especially if you need a nap (or 2) in the middle of it all! What’s next?

Why do I bring this up to you? It isn’t because I want you  healthy or get enough sleep. It is about finding answers to your everyday roadblocks. We all have them! You have to have a plan to get around or through and beyond those roadblocks, if you want to get to where you want to go! We call this resilience.

Being able to endure hardships like the weather, illness or financial distress is expected in our lives. But the same goes for you in your business! Business owners have to have resilience because they face various roadblocks everyday!  But instead of “running their hands through their hair” and throwing a fit, the see opportunities instead of obstacles. Often times, they will turn those opportunities into growing their income.  This resilience!

What can you do to become more resilient?

1.  Delete negative, and limiting beliefs!

Become aware of your thoughts! Something that many aren’t doing! Your negative thoughts occur because of something going on in your subconscious.  Because of this, it sneaks in and wrecks havoc on your progressing forward in life. Instead, address them!  ( Permanently Delete Negative, Limiting Beliefs That Block You From Living A Fulfilling & Successful Life).  Recognize them that they are powerless and just a thought. Then, like #2, give yourself permission to eradicate them! With practice and even a mentor/coach, you can become very efficient at this.

2.  Give yourself permission.

Realize the power in giving yourself permission! You don’t have to believe what everyone else tells you. You can act on a personal decision to do something.  Ask only those who know because of their own experience and judge for yourself what will become yours! All too often, we float from person to person, changing direction because we don’t want to hurt their feelings! It is isn’t their feelings that is running YOUR business. Your feelings need you to take the reins and decide what to do! YOU have their permission!

3.  Get a Success Coach or hang out with success-minded people.

This goes together with #3. You need to surround yourself with folks who will give you insight to YOUR situation and offer (not demand) their ideas. If you lack options, seek out more from the right sources! A Success Coach should have no benefit other than to see you succeed; same with your business peers that you enlist for helpful ideas.

4.  Think “out of the box”.

One of my mentors, Sandi Krakowski, had to do just this. She felt it was a message to “Look for ways to make things better…”. This may be a spiritual moment for you or just an exercise. Either way, follow this. One idea leads to another often times. Some ideas will just get you all excited! Stay there for a moment and find out why! It may lead to your answer! Like she suggests, “look for ways to make things better. LOOK. Pray. Ask. [and] Write it down.”  (Look For Ways To Make Things Better…) You might find an answer in the variety of options you put before yourself!

5.  Relax.

All too often, we are in a rush to finish. We don’t just “allow” things to sit for a bit, and see. When we do “sit for a bit”, we aren’t being lazy but perhaps just relaxing  to let the possibilities flow from ourselves. Stress seems to come from times of needing answers. Defuse those moments of stress. Stop pushing yourself  to think only of the moment. Breath! Cool your amygdala part of your brain. It gets hot and the “fight or flight” sensation follows. Cooling it lets your energy flow to your brain to allow deeper thought. Breathe in slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth slowly. This will cool your amygdala. This will let you access the “bigger picture” in your perspective that you need.

6.  Trust your “gut” feelings or your intuition.

Through the various counseling from coaches and mentors myself, I’ve found that my own “gut” feeling is most often right. Here is a good test. Lay out before yourself your choices. Think of each one. You might find yourself to “resonate” more or feel good about one more than another that you thought was a better choice because of some details it had. What is so beneficial here is that the choice that you feel good about and like is usually the one that you will do best in doing. I believe that God made us in such a way as to be able to solve our problems and see solutions that are in HIS will for us. He allows us to FEEL that, when we are in sync with that. If you are open, or especially in tuned to His guidance, then this is very much a way to go.

Don’t allow yourself to become stuck or over reactive to situations that need your decision process to kick in. Your future toward success depends on your decision abilities! You are equipped to create your future and move forward it! Be hopeful, and like Sandi says – don’t quit! You will get there!

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Written by CHERYL GNAD


Cheryl Gnad, of owner/social media consultant with Social Focus by CG, offers coaching and consulting for small businesses looking to incorporate social media into their advertising strategies. She is a self-developed business owner, and a trained social media manager with names like Kate Buck Jr., Amy Porterfield, Kim Garst and Sandi Krakowski. Follow her on Facebook at Social Focus by CG, Twitter@SocialFocusbyCG, and on Linkedin.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Kawula March 5, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Great tips and they all DO work!


Patricia Ogilvie March 5, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Awesome tips! And yes they work! That we could all be more “pollyannish” and stay positive. Great job! P


Beth Niebuhr March 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Thanks for all the great tips.


lorii abela March 5, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Cheryl, Thanks for posting this informative article. I love reading this well-read article.


lorii abela March 5, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Cheryl, Thanks for posting this informative article. It is really helpful to those who are actively engaged in advertising companies.


Patricia March 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Great tips! thanks for sharing! 🙂


Crystal Peterson March 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Thanks for the encouraging tips! Great post Cheryl 🙂


Melissa Michel March 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Great tips! I especially like the part about surrounding yourself with like-minded people! I am super positive and have developed a great network based on that! Thanks!


Jackie Harder March 5, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Some people think listening to your gut is really woo-woo stuff, out there. But intuition is the accumulation of experience and knowledge that shows up as a feeling. You’d be crazy not to listen to it!


Kristen Wilson March 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Great points Cheryl and so very true to start off in the positive and erase and overcome those negative marks in our life… and push forward…. get help with coaches and support groups and Just Do It! 😉


Clive Maloney March 6, 2014 at 2:36 AM

Another top post Cheryl. Couldn’t agree with you more about getting a coach or hanging around success-minded people. I value my time with my coach and make concious decisions around what kinds of people are good for me to spend time with.


Marita Steffe March 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Wonderful tips, I love all of them and I’m happy to say that I use all of them in my life. Out of the box thinking is my favorite, it’s so creative and getting coach. It makes all the difference in the world. I just splurged and signed up for sessions with my favorite coach in the world and I know it will get me to the next level!


Niki BarrPhD March 7, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Resiliency is hugely important physically, emotionally, spiritually. Thanks for this post! Excellent!


Lynne March 10, 2014 at 1:49 AM

Thanks for the pep talk. Don’t quit! Thank you for that. Each day is a challenge but with positivity and resilience we can get through life and take each day with a smile on our faces. Getting a coach has also been one thing I have wanted to do.


Christy Lee March 11, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Wonderful tips, Cheryl. I think sometimes it’s important to give yourself grace. Especially after you’ve been sick, but you have to get back on the horse and these are great tips for being able to do that. What a great post thank you!


Edmund S. Lee March 12, 2014 at 9:32 AM

You nailed it Cheryl in terms of the items presented. One of my favorites is #3. Critical to surround ourselves with those who are heading the same direction or who are where we want to be.


CHERYL GNAD March 22, 2014 at 5:27 PM

True! I can tell when I’ve away from my positive people!


Cheryl Gnad March 16, 2014 at 4:41 PM

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