Overview: Learning and upskilling is a process that each person must willingly choose to embrace for personal growth and development to begin. SatisFIND Co-founders, Michelle and Gabe continue with the Reboot Program by guiding us with the first few steps we can take towards rebuilding trust and relationships at work, because we must survive this crisis together as a team.
Thank you for joining us for Episode 2 of our Reboot Program. We designed short learning episodes to help frontliners prepare for the day we open our doors to customers again. In today’s episode, Gabe Baradi will take us through a simple mindset shift on how we can start the process of learning and upskilling ourselves.
In the previous episode, we talked about the importance of acknowledging our emotions and to be in control through the decisions we make in a day. It would help us further when we shift our perspective from “Why is this crisis happening?” to “What can I do about the situation?” and “What am I thankful for?”. We create more stress by forcing ourselves to find answers to questions we simply have no way to answer today. Instead of letting ourselves dwell in a mental state of helplessness, we can focus on a more proactive mindset that again lets us be in control of our day-to-day decisions and finding gratitude in spite of the challenging situation. If someone invited you to watch this video, someone cares about you. If your employer is able to sell products online or through delivery, that is something to be grateful for because not all businesses are able to do that now.
Let’s continue to practice taking control of our feelings and emotions, even for a few minutes in a day and whenever you start feeling confused, sad, frustrated or helpless, make a conscious decision to divert that feeling towards gratitude. This helps build a daily habit of taking control not only over our emotions but our thoughts. Part of this battle with the pandemic is a mental battle. Our homes may keep us physically safe, but we need to also keep ourselves and our loved ones mentally strong to survive the crisis.
With everything happening around us, it may seem like there is nothing much to be thankful for, but if you quiet your mind, and take a deep breath, you will find small and big things to be grateful for.
We all want to go back to our normal lives, and we will soon. But this new normal will ask us to see the world differently and will challenge us to find the best versions of ourselves. Because of this pandemic, we will start to value LIFE much more. Simple things we used to take for granted before are the things we miss now. The post-pandemic world will ask us to wake up each day with gratitude, because that is what it means to survive this crisis. There are many who won’t be as fortunate and we should never forget that. Think of this moment as a time to heal broken relationships you may have at work. If we truly want our business or companies to recover and keep our jobs secure, we must learn to work with each other with trust. We are not here to compete with one another, we are here to survive together.
If any of you are in between jobs, or lost their work because of the financial burden of this lockdown, do not lose hope. This is a temporary situation and while not all businesses will be able to recover as fast as others, there will still be companies who will start hiring when their operations resume. In a post-pandemic world, employers would prioritize hiring people with a positive attitude, able to adapt to change and those with the skills that can help the business grow and recover faster. Be that person. Use this time to prepare yourself for the day they start hiring again. If you sincerely love to work in the service industry, there are opportunities waiting for you soon. We will be introducing SatisFIND Jobs to help qualified job seekers be matched with employers. If you are interested in this, please click the link after this episode and we will include you in our community of Frontliners. We would like to support you during this time by helping you upskill through learning resources we are giving frontliners for free.
For the next few weeks, through these short videos, Michelle and I will be sharing with you practical lessons on leadership and how you can be a better frontliner at work, how to deal with our co-workers, with your customers and even with your own bosses. See you in our next episode.
We’d like to end this episode with a few questions to help you practice what Gabe shared with us:
If you have questions about today’s episode, we would love to hear from you. Please click the link and share your thoughts or questions with us. We will answer them in the future episodes. Thank you for joining us.