By Daphne Michaels, Special for TTU
You’ve probably heard the saying, ‘crisis holds great opportunity’, but how do we remember this when we find ourselves in the middle of a real or feared crisis? The key to finding opportunities in crisis is in your preparation. But not just physical preparation— you must be mentally prepared. Always remember this: CRISIS REQUIRES CREATIVITY. You must know how to activate a creative mindset in the snap of a finger. This requires mental fluidity.
Under stress, our thinking becomes narrow. But we can expand our thinking through energetic practices like meditation. I’ve witnessed, in working with thousands of people, that they are better in crisis when they have a regular energetic practice.
Becoming mentally fluid allows opportunities to reveal themselves. It allows us to shift to a creative mindset in just a moment of time. This is life changing. With a creative mindset comes a belief that every challenge has a solution within reach. A creative mindset allows you to move from overwhelm to clarity at will. And, a creative mindset can help you manage the most difficult part of any crisis: keeping emotions in check by holding a greater perspective.
So I encourage you — before any real or feared crisis appears — be mentally prepared to activate a creative mindset.
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Daphne Michaels is a leading expert in human potential and author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book, Mountaintop Prosperity: Move Quickly to New Heights in Life, Work and Money. She is endorsed by the national media and listed with the top-rated All American Speakers bureau. Daphne is a regular guest offering business advice and expert commentary on The Price of Business and other nationally syndicated BizTalk radio programs.