A few close friends who are entrepreneurs told me that COVID-19 had wreaked havoc in their businesses. One even told me that he would have to shut down his business as he would not be able to meet overheads!
Many professionals in my industry - sales motivational speakers, mental health speakers and motivational sales trainers - are deeply affected by the times. Large-scale speaking gigs have been postponed indefinitely due to the scare. Despite the slow-down, salaries need to be paid to my own team and the business continues to run….
Research has validated that mental toughness is built when one undergoes challenging times, accept the losses and bounce back when opportunity arises. The more challenge one faces without giving up, the stronger the will and tougher the mind. As a mental toughness coach, I believe that mental toughness is built over time, not overnight.
One cannot expect to switch the mental mode to “tough” only when crisis hits. The better approach would be to build it over time, even when things are smooth with no adversity at sight. In fact, when things are going great, it is the best time to prepare the mind. Just like soldiers who are trained regularly not just for skills, but also in mind and will in order to be ready when war breaks out.
Start training today for tomorrow’s battles.
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