How To Boost Your Resiliency In the Face of Uncertainty

5 Tips To Improve Your Resiliency

By Amina Hedayat Khalil

Leadership and Think Global Coach and Consultant

Learning to be resilient takes perseverance and determination. After going through two wars in the Middle East, losing a baby, going through divorce, and many other experiences that were thrown my way, I’ve made a pact with myself to always bounce back with more power than I had before any hardship.

I’ve always reminded myself of this self-agreement and of the five tips I’m sharing with you today.

COVID-19 disrupted the economy, affecting millions of jobs. Your dream career got shaken, bringing you fear and worry. Planning ahead to build your “Resilient Career Intelligence” will help you during any time of disruptions.

To be resilient is to rebound or return to the state you were in before a negative event occurred. When you recover from an illness, depression, or any kind of adversity and you know that you’ve done everything you can to bounce back, then you are resilient.

Well, if you’ve noticed, I’ve added one more element to having a resilient career: Intelligence.

As we learn Emotional Intelligence, Conversational Intelligence, Audere Interpersonal Intelligence, we can also learn Resilient Career Intelligence. This type of intelligence is the way we take command of our mental and emotional states. When our careers are shaken, our emotions get in the way and cause us to have tunnel vision. But, as we boost our resiliency intelligently, we develop agility, flexibility, and an open vision to see beyond what the market is superficially offering. We see possibilities.

This is how you will be ready at any time to face any sort of disruption, whether it affects your career or your life in general. Be conscious and focused on these five tips, and they’ll become your best assets during tough times. They worked like a charm for me, and the many others that followed them.

5 Tips on How To Boost Your Resiliency:

  1. Be clear about what you can control in the moment. The only two things we can control during times of disruption are our attitude and our time.
  2. Place a note on your phone with a list of your strengths and values. These are handy when you face a challenge and are feeling down and discouraged.
  3. Make an agreement with yourself, write it down, and sign it. This agreement is like a pact with yourself to pull yourself up and fuel your determination not to let the shock of disruption impede your path moving forward in life.
  4. Develop your career growth mindset. This is one of your biggest resources that you will tap into to explore the possibilities and opportunities.
  5. Remind yourself that the earth keeps rotating around its axis and around the sun for a reason: life goes on and we go with it.

Boost your “Resilient Career Intelligence” by following the five tips above. Write every point and elaborate on it. Make a list of all the thoughts that comes to you as you read them. Write and sign your agreement.

If you want to learn more on how each point can be practiced, comment below or send me your questions and I’ll reply as soon as possible.

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