Have you ever imagined that this year will be like this? In this Expert Insight Interview, Margie Warrell discusses her new book You’ve Got This, which is about overcoming uncertainties. Margie Warrell is an international leadership speaker, bestselling author, and founder of Global Courage.
This interview discusses:
- Working on self-certainty
- Operating from the faith and not fear
- Surrounding ourselves with the right people
There is a lot of research showing that uncertainty, especially global uncertainty like the one we live in now, naturally generates anxiety in people. There are so many external sources like social media or the news that fuel us with panicking ideas. But, if we continue to focus on all the negative things that are happening around us, we only add up our anxiety levels. Thus, we should try to organize our thoughts to focus on the things that we can control. There is a strength in each one of us, and we can decide how to use that internal strength we have. During the hard times, we must strive to be the person that will make our future self proud.
Faith and Not Fear
Fear casting is a concept of imagining worst-case scenarios. Considering that our minds and bodies are connected, this type of thinking affects our immune system. It also affects our creativity when facing problems and challenges. That is why it is crucial to keep our faith that good things can still come out of bad situations. Faith does not have to be necessarily religious. It can also be the concept of believing in yourself, in the sunshine after the rain, and the next opportunity.
People Around Us
The conversations we have with other people and the energies we receive from them influence the way how we look at things as well. However, we are accountable for whom we decide to share our time and thoughts. So, we should choose to be around people who can lift us and inspire us. For instance, many people are afraid of international travel at the moment. But we cannot let fear dictate our actions because we will not be able to grow from this situation then. We have to stay positive and embrace the moments we experience now as best as we can so that we can thrive. We cannot control the circumstances sometimes, but we can definitely control whether we go out of it as winners.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.