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During the Coronavirus, Focus On What You CAN Do

During a Crisis, Focus On What You CAN DoWe’re all reeling from the effects of the current coronavirus pandemic, and a natural part of that reeling process is paralysis – an overwhelming feeling of “What the hell are we going to do in the face of this?”

This paralysis comes, in part, from a looming sense of uncertainty. None of us has any real idea of how thing are going to shake out over the next few months – or through the end of 2020 – and that uncertainty can make it hard to make real-time decisions. So much seems up in the air right now.

Dr. Sonia Lupien – founder and director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, cites this “sense of low control” as one of the 4 ingredients to the recipe of stress that we feel about anything that concerns us. (Naomi talks further about the specific effects of this on your family on her blog as well.)

When we feel a sense of low control – and therefore stress – it can be very easy for that paralysis to start taking hold. And unfortunately, it can become a vicious cycle. We don’t act, so things stay stagnant, and we feel even less control, and it continues in a downward spiral.

To reverse this “sense of low control”, we can start acting on the things that we CAN do.

If we begin focusing on the things that we CAN do in our business (and our life as well), we can combat that sense of low control by reinforcing that there are a whole lot of things that are in our power.

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How To Get Way More Work Done With Kids In The House

How To Get Way More Work Done With Kids In The HouseSometimes having kids in the house makes it maddeningly hard to get things done for your ittybiz. But hope is not lost! There are strategies that can help you.

Thousands of ittybiz owners like you have to work with their kids in the house – and many of them homeschool or unschool as well – which means those kids are ALWAYS around.

How do they get their work done and keep their business growing?

Magic.

Just kidding!

They use kid-specific strategies that help them work around their parenting responsibilities – and you can use them, too, once you know what they are.

Read through these easy-to-implement strategies and start using them today, and you’ll be able to accomplish more than you ever thought was possible for you.

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