Afraid of the Future? Here’s How to Handle Major Uncertainty

I can't sugarcoat this: Right now is a time of tremendous uncertainty. We open our laptops and learn about yet more coronavirus cases. (Tom Hanks? Say it ain't so!) We hear about travel restrictions and the horrible news from other countries and watch people hoard toilet paper and think... ...this is it. Business is going to tank. A recession will hit any day. My job is toast. I wish I could tell you that things are business as usual and we can safely ignore what's going on around us. Sadly, I can't. Consultants and freelance writers are [...]

2020-04-14T17:02:54+00:00March 20th, 2020|Mindset|

Why You Should Ignore the Naysayers

Last week, a man said something that stopped me in my tracks. As some background: I took a VO2 max test to measure my aerobic endurance. How did they test me? I wore a full face mask while running all-out on a treadmill.  It was great fun.  After I recovered from the experience and could finally process information again, the trainer explained my results and asked how I old I was. When I told him, his response was (and, yes, this is an exact quote...) "Wow, you're on the decline!" I could almost hear a needle scratching a [...]

2020-03-03T22:30:26+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Mindset|