It’s no question, the world as we know it has changed a lot in such a short amount of time. Who knew at the start of this new decade what we would all be facing together around the world. From bushfires to Coronavirus, it’s been one tough year and we’re only in March.
COVID-19 has affected me and my family in so many ways, from job loss to holiday cancellations and everything in between. Despite the sadness these situations have brought us, we’re still keeping the faith. We’re choosing to look on the upside despite all the uncertainties, because we choose to focus on all the blessings we have in our lives. We also place our energies on things we can control.
Last November, I attended a mentoring session alongside the youth leaders at Bridge Builders Youth Organisation. I have been a Board Member there for over 2 years and during this time have met some sensational leaders in our community. This particular mentoring session was run by Gillian Franklin, Founder & Managing Director of The Heat Group. The company distributes personal care brands incl. Covergirl, Bourjois, as well as their own Ulta3 and Mud Makeup. Fun fact – Its annual turnover is $130M+. I know, cray cray! Gillian also sits on multiple boards and plays an active role in supporting women, which is awesome.
Every day Gillian is faced with challenges just like you and me. So to help her get through these situations with as much ease as possible, she categorises each obstacle so she knows how to respond to it.
Here are the two categories:
PURPLE: The situation is outside of my control. So I have 2 choices – Adapt or move on.
GREEN: I can do something about the situation. I have the ability to put something into action so to change it.
Gillian has been using this system for years and loves it. Because we all have a lot going on at the moment, I thought to share her system with you, so to help you feel less disempowered and more empowered.
So what’s its benefits? By us mentally classifying our problems, we’re better able to focus on the solutions, without expending any mental and emotional energy. Sounds good right?!
Why not give it a go and see if you too can notice a difference in your life! You’ve got nothing to lose but loads to gain.
To help you keep this formula top of mind, I created some wallpapers which you can you use as a phone screensaver! Feel free to download your fave one and use it whenever you like. Here they are…
PS. Wishing you good health and prosperity. Loads of love,