The last 3 weeks in India have been dreadful to say the least. We have had an explosion of the Covid19 pandemic in the second wave.
Everyday we only see dreadful pictures and hear about near and dear ones who are either infected or someone close to them is infected or is dying.
Even though I am an optimist and the tide always turns, I am not sure if this is the bottom or we are still some distance away from the bottom.
While I am trying to utilize this time when we are locked in to read some intelligent stuff, which I am also sharing with you from time to time, I do get disturbed with information about my colleagues and their loved ones.
So while on books, right now I am reading the book Road Less Stupid by Keith Cunningham. A book with some really good questions already laid out to help you think about your business and therefore life. The positive about the book is that its not got lengthy chapters so you even if you get interrupted you don’t have to restart from a long way away. The best part like I said earlier is that he’s already laid out a lot of questions for us people to get our thinking process started.
Will share with you if there are some specific take aways that I got.
Meanwhile, I know the tide always turns, its just when will it turn now for the better so that all our people are better soon.
Till next time then.
Today I heard a very simple system to handle “worry”
Please understand I have read books like how to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie and a whole lot of other books on this subject. Each of these had some iota of advice which was a little helpful. But most of the times when we worry, our mind actually travels in a spiral so fast that the other pieces of logic don’t quite come up front to solve the worry.
However I heard one very interesting plan by Joe Polish in his I Love Marketing Mastery program. He learnt it from someone whose name I couldn’t get. You know I have deep regard for Joe so I thought of trying it and sharing it with you.
He says its a three step process
- Don’t worry alone – share your worry with someone – automatically the worry statement which your brain builds up falls
- Get the facts – this helps eliminate the emotions involved.
- Have a plan – for the next steps
I have realised that within these three the first step is actually critical. If I can share my worry with others, then my actually feels a little more relaxed. I have never tried it though with family members. Not sure how it work there. With my professional relationships though this does work.
The second and third points actually happen more easily when multiple brains are working together. And as I have mentioned in my posts earlier, once you start taking affirmative action, by working through small steps at a time, the worry automatically starts to fall.
Have a look at this simple 3 step process and let me know how it worked for you in the comments section.
Till next time then.