Building Your Pandemic Playbook: A Four-Part Series

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What if the curveball the pandemic has thrown you could be the exact pitch you need for your next home run? What if you didn’t live in fear but rather, had faith for the miraculous? What if this was the perfect time for you to get clear on what you want, and strategize how you grow mentally, financially and personally?

We’ve been talking with athletes who are fighting battles in their mind, worried about their career, and uncertain about their finances. We want you to know you’re not alone.

Over the next three weeks, we’re going to give you practical tips on how you can turn this pandemic into massive growth in your life and career/business with our pandemic playbook.

Part One: Building Your Pandemic Playbook

1) Master your mentality

How you shape your mentality during this time will help define your mindset in your sports, your career, and your life. Be easy on yourself, and make it count.

“Your life matters, and your legacy matters,” Darryll Stinson, CEO of Second Chance Athletes, said. “I think we have to allow ourselves to feel the full weight of our emotions. I think we’re too quick to rush out of grief and pain because it’s uncomfortable. But I think we need to learn how to feel it, experience it, process it. What good can come out of this? Whatever I focus on, my energy flows to and I attract more of.”

Nourish your mind and body with verses and vitamin D to set a mindful tone for the day. Take a walk outside, open up the windows, and read to kick off your morning before turning on your devices.

Write down three tasks you want to complete today. This could be taking another walk during lunch, writing a blog post, or getting back in touch with an old friend. Prioritize the tasks in order of importance and focus on doing those three things for the day.

2) Advance your career

Working from home has become the new normal. We’re challenged to find different ways of working and staying productive. So, how do you stay focused in your career?

“Take an inventory,” Darryll said. “What gifts, skills, talents, do I have, and how can I offer that to others?”

Prioritize your tasks, eliminate distractions, and dedicate your time to your goals. Distractions could be text messages, emails, or other notifications. Turn these off until after you’ve worked through your goals and tasks for the day. Then, document your skills and talents in a notebook or digital sticky note. Strategize how you can use these gifts to help others and, in turn, advance your career.

3) Accelerate your business

“Navigating your business during this time is the same as navigating your business during any time,” Darryll said. “I think people are struggling because we are trying to use an old business model in a new season. We have to be a solution to the problem.”

What skills can you offer to help your clients, and what is the market looking for? Research. Ask questions. Listen and learn how you can help people with your business.

Write down one thing you’re doing right in your business, one thing that’s working and helping the market. Then, write down one thing the market is looking for that you’re not doing right now, something that you can help with and provide a solution for.

Put Our Pandemic Playbook into Motion

Once you’ve laid out your goals, responsibilities, and priorities in our pandemic playbook, it’s time to step up to the challenge and own the process.

“Take one thing that resonates with you. You make one decision, and then you decide to do it,” Darryll said.

If you have questions about putting your plan into motion, shoot us an email titled PANDEMIC PLAYBOOK at [email protected]. Stay tuned for the next part of this series for an in-depth look at how you can leverage your mentality to multiply your results.

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