So many experts are offering tips and techniques on how to cope with the unknown due to the coronavirus pandemic. With all of this information, the best thing you can do to succeed is to adopt an “energy mindset.” This is an attitude of sustained commitment and level-headedness in the face of uncertainty.
Fifty Executives and entrepreneurs from Fortune 500 were interviewed about what it would take to succeed in 2020. They all said that energy would be one of the most important factors required for success.
The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in a large increase of complexity and uncertainty. The rising pace of technology and business has also added a higher level of pressure. Having an energy mindset is the new mandate for achieving long-term career success. Here are three ways to create an energy mindset:
- Practice self-awareness and commit to self-care. Take stock of what moves you. Once you figure out what’s most important to you, you can anchor your actions and decisions in your values. You must also have a true understanding of your superpowers and your Achilles heel. With this realization, you can play to your strengths and work to address your weaknesses, which will give you a sense of confidence and power. Finally, stay connected with your passions. Find activities that feed your soul and make time and space to accommodate them in your life.
- Engage and inspire others. Whether or not you are a team leader, you need to understand what your colleagues think and feel, so you can inspire them to be their best. Use your skills to contribute to team morale, whether it is humor, compassion, intelligence, etc. Particularly now, in uncertain times, you’ll need to devote a significant portion of energy to lifting others up, listening, empathizing, and connecting with others.
- Contribute to the greater good. Have a clear sense of purpose and vision for what you’d like to contribute to the world. Only you can define what your purpose will be. Once you figure out how you want to contribute, you can create an action plan for putting your energy towards it.
The key to effectively using your energy is to have the self-awareness and commitment to check in periodically on your balance of these three things, so that you can evaluate and recalibrate throughout your career. As we navigate through the unknown, it is essential to keep an eye on the long term. Having an energy mindset can help you balance short-term action with long-term perspective, and drive results while creating the future. If you practice self-care, engage with others, and contribute to the greater good, you’ll have the vision, confidence, and presence required to shape a better tomorrow.
Source Author: Christine Andrukonis