As the founder of two self-financing companies, a mother of two teenage sons, head coach of dozens of directors and a cancer survivor, she knows what she is talking about.
Marissa Levin introduces 5 steps you can take now to increase your resistance when you go through hell:
▫ Practice Perspective.
"Write down 3-5 successes you've had, either personal or professional. Think of a business win, a health or fitness goal you've accomplished, or a relationship that brings you great joy. Think of a situation or relationship you successfully terminated that no longer serves you. These wins define you as much as your challenges."
▪ Practice Gratitude.
"Write down 5-10 things for which you are grateful. Think of everyone in your life, and all the things that have happened in your life. Expand your perspective beyond what is right in front of you."
▫ Practice Strategic Patience.
"Write down your detailed desired state. Define your future self. Next, write down what you need to do to get there, not worrying about any constraints holding you back. The first step in getting to where you want to be is to define it. If we don't know where we are going, we will never get there."
▪ Practice Forgiveness.
"Create a list of people or events for whom you feel anger, hurt, and disappointment. Describe why they have made you feel this way. Forgive them - on paper. This transfers the negative energy you are holding inside to the outside. This is your first step of a long process towards releasing the anger, but it is important progress."
▫ Practice Self Renewal.
"Commit to a plan to step away from your situation, no matter how brief. Also, create a community of support specifically to move you through this difficult period, and reach out to them for regular support. Make your emotional & mental well-being your top priority so that you can get back on your feet."
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