We’ve all been affected by COVID in different ways. Recently, I found myself feeling exhausted and burnt out because of the emotions and stress of leading a business during this time of uncertainty.
My feelings led me to seek out some coaching for my own mindset. Listen in for a raw and vulnerable conversation about how COVID has impacted my mindset – and how coaching led me to new ways of regaining hope.
As some of you may already know, I am a wife, a mom and run two businesses. I own private child care centers in the state of Maryland and I’m also a leadership coach. When COVID hit the child care centers were greatly affected, as many other businesses were as well. We went from running a profitable business to one that was only open to children of essential personnel and being paid by the state. We continue to have many hurdles to overcome as I know so many of you do as well.
While I know we have SO much to be thankful for, it’s also been very hard. I know that this time will be just a blip when looking back, but right now it’s hard for a lot of people and I think it’s ok to acknowledge that.
I recently sat down with my own coach (yes! even coaches need coaches!) and I opened up about everything I have been experiencing lately. And while it’s been a struggle, she reminded me that my true core values and strengths in leadership are encouraging and empowering others and helping others to engage in their strengths. When I was able to shift it from the destination of where we needed to get and look at the journey in how we were going to get through it, it really clicked. We need to look at how we can support and encourage one another and empower everyone to be their best selves regardless of the storm.
As you listen to this episode, I’m away at a wellness retreat for some rest and rejuvenation. My hope is that you will reflect on your own feelings and take the time to rest because we all need and deserve a bit of that right now.
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