Do you have worries, concerns, or are you feeling fear these days?
Maybe you’re privileged, not experiencing a direct physical threat, but still your fear feels real?
If yes, you are not alone.
I have seen many friends posting about their fears: Men and women of all ages, races, and beliefs. And many of my clients have reached out to me for advice on managing their thoughts and emotions.
Just like you, during the past ten days I have experienced fear, then anger, sadness, followed by frustration out of helplessness and total senselessness of what is going on in the world. In the process of finding my own calm, I recognized a feeling of guilt within myself that was preventing me from accepting how I feel:
- How can I speak of fear knowing of the horrors our eastern neighbors are experiencing right now?
- How can I speak about underlying stress when I feel guilty, but at the same time also relieved that despite global conflicts not much has changed in the way I lead my daily life?
- How can we publicly discuss the need to care about our mental wellbeing without disrespecting people in the Ukraine or coming across as downplaying the humanitarian crisis?
I’m convinced that taking care of yourselves and having deep compassion with others is not mutually exclusive. At the end of the day, we MUST do both!
Because our perspectives can become clouded and our values ignored, when we act out of fear or stress. Personally, or professionally, at the end of the day we will always make better decisions and take the right actions when we are clear-headed, calm, and rooted in our values.
We’ve met experts well-equipped for dealing with trauma and shock, who provide excellent professional support. With this in mind, my team and I have decided to share free abstracts from the 10 conversations with global leaders on The Fear Project, offering practical examples of how to morph fear into a driving force. We tackle fear within businesses and professional spaces; environments where you aren’t physically threatened yet encounter a different shape of fear.
So, if you are like many of us, carrying worries and concerns that echo a fear within yourself, you may find quick inspiration in our abstracts and can re-watch some of the videos.
Our first abstract features Chaz Hill, a 30-year Air Force Veteran.
Get inspired by Lucia Kossarova, Co-founder of the non-profit organization Provida, in our second one-pager.
Christopher Wade, a C-suite international communicator of Fortune 500 companies, will give you tips how to morph fear into a source of energy and motivation in his one-pager.
Let’s stay clear-headed and resilient.
Let’s protect each other and the world, based on the right human principles.