Surviving the Economic Wreckage of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: ​Adam Markel's 3 Rituals of Resilience You Can Start Today by Adam Markel

3 years ago

Surviving the Economic Wreckage of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: ​Adam Markel's 3 Rituals of Resilience You Can Start Today

With unemployment now at the highest levels since the Great Depression, resilience is the key people need to adapt and “pivot” in the economic wreckage of coronavirus (COVID-19). Rituals that create resilience are vital to your pivot. Here are some tips to help anyone facing massive change and disruption (pretty much all of us, right?).

Start By Reframing

One aspect of resilience is how you are able to take in some idea, some experience and see it differently than the way you default to seeing it. We all have a way of thinking about things and giving meaning to things based on the way we were programmed – on our upbringing and early childhood experiences, including trauma. Right now, for instance, many people are thinking, "I don’t like the unknown. The uncertainty is driving me crazy." Or worse, "My life (or my business) is going down the tubes."

Reframing tops the list of three traits of resilient people, leaders and organizations. I call it:

  1. Shifting into neutral. This is the ability to look at situations and not ignore the reality, but remove judgment about what is good or bad. This allows you to widen your field of vision so you can see other options by asking one question – "What is the creative opportunity here?"
  2. Recalibrate a route to where you want to go. It's the same for any business – the concept of recognizing we're not where we planned on being, and yet that's still OK. In your car, your GPS doesn't berate you because you made a wrong turn. It just figures out how to get where you're supposed to go.
  3. Ritualize your recovery “map.” Research looking at the highest-performing athletes and business folks finds the common denominator in their success is commitment to recovery. We give people a digital assessment with 16 questions, and then give them an analysis so they can create a recovery map of their own. Take my Resilient Leader Assessment.

We look at recovery in four areas: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. And that’s where we get into small changes and things you can do to allow recovery to occur.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

How to Improve a Toxic Work Environment: 6 Self-Care Strategies to Start Now

Secrets of Success: 11 Qualities of Successful Startup Founders & Entrepreneurs

Side Hustlers & Entrepreneurs: Here's Why You Need to Stop Putting So Much Pressure on Yourself

How to Start a Side Hustle: 2 Tips to Help Pursue Your Passions As a Side Hustle This Year

Elisa Schmitz
What a great perspective, Adam Markel . This is an unprecedented time where we all need more resilience than we've ever had before. Staying calm and looking for ways to pivot, seeing new opportunities, is key. Having an entrepreneurial spirit is key to survival. Thanks for sharing this, and welcome to 30Seconds. We look forward to learning more from you!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Christmas Coloring Pages for Kids: Fun & Free Printable Holiday Coloring Pages

Gingerbread House Coloring Pages: Free Printable Coloring, Activity & Game Pages for the Holidays

Happy New Year 2024 Free Coloring Pages for Kids to Welcome the New Year

Winter Coloring & Puzzle Pages: Free Printable Winter-Themed Activity Pages for Kids