Earlier in the year before social distancing became a thing and conferences rang alarm bells of virus spreading hubs, I attended a conference for event professionals, where Ceci Johnson (a brand strategist) gave a presentation on Building Your Brand.
Relaxxxx… today, I am not talking about building your brand – personal or business (even though it is also important at this time), I’ll be sharing on a particular slide that stuck with me during her presentation.
It was a picture of how most people view the trajectory of success.
Here is what most people having in mind when they think of the success of their new venture…
The other day, I was feeling a bit down as I peered into the streets of social media to observe the trending trainings, webinars and other online communication geared towards making money or increasing your revenue streams that may have been eaten up due to the closure of so many physical businesses as a measure to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 in the country; I just felt I probably needed to do more to get more money too.
If you’ve already lost your job; I’m sorry to hear that.
This is one of the hard hitting effects of the pandemic on businesses as a whole. Most businesses are either completely shut or operating only skeletal with social distancing in effect and with clients at home, there is not much income coming in. Employers are saddled with the hard decision of having to let staff go or adopt massive pay cuts to manage the situation.
As an employee who’s just been let go, you will be fraught with different kinds of emotions and this is to guide you on how to handle the situation so it doesn’t escalate.
Your Emotional Health is an aspect of your overall health as a human being, just like your physical or mental health which focuses on your body and mind respectively as part of your total well-being. Your emotional health focuses on your emotions. It focuses on managing your emotions, ensuring that you’ve got a grip on your emotions.
Your emotional health is centered on the impact of your emotions on your well-being. It assesses your ability to feel not-so-great emotions, and not be overwhelmed by them. It assesses your level of emotional intelligence – your ability to identify and manage your emotions and the emotions of others.
Wow! I am excited! I enjoyed a book that I didn’t pick myself! LOL! Typically, I wouldn’t want to be saddled with the commitment of reading a book chosen by someone which may end up being drab but as I am finding out, life is a mixture of good and bad; and to get the good, you have to be willing to get some of the bad too.
Welcome to our first autobiography at Tosansreviews!
BECOMING by Michelle Obama was chosen by our loyal follower and reader – Jesmine Onyeukwu, who is an enthusiastic fan of the Obamas. Note, I said Obamas because even though I asked for just one book, she offered two – both by Obama – Becoming by Michelle Obama and The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama! Of course, BECOMING Michelle Obama got chosen.
In the book, Michelle Obama is telling her own story. It’s a lot of stories in one. A story of self-awareness, a story about what it means to be different, a story of race, a story of love, a story of family, a story of motherhood, a story of overcoming, a story of finding herself, a story of finding her voice and a story of using it – her voice.