I’m Counting On You
Kimberly Ann Jimenez,
Digital Strategist & Founder
It has been weeks since we’ve been in quarantine. So let me share one of the concepts that have helped my team and me to get through this difficult time.
I’M COUNTING ON YOU
We are blessed enough to see growth during this time, as most companies who leverage e-commerce have. But of course, just like any other company, this unprecedented time came with a lot of difficult decisions and intense, demanding work – from supporting our existing members to helping and leading our entire community through this crisis.
This week alone, we’ve recorded 17 lessons for our brand new course, a full workshop, and four new episodes for the blog. Batching on steroids, baby!
And that’s on top of everything else we usually do to run the company (think internal reports, SM content, sales calls, team meetings, supporting 25,000 customers, etc.).
Add the craziness that is this current crisis and… yeah,” would be such an understatement.
Two weeks ago, I told my team during one of our meetings that we need to set boundaries from all the emotions that we’re seeing splattered all over social media if we were going to be of any use to our clients, our communities, and our families.
We set the goal to thrive through this crisis regardless of any obstacles that might come our way, and protecting our mindset was a critical part of that.
As leaders and entrepreneurs, we don’t have an option. It’s required of us to set clear boundaries that can shield our minds from toxic negativity.
Maintaining an exceptionally high level of mental hygiene (crisis or not) is demanded of us daily. So if we’re going to continue being the creative, innovative creatures that will continue to drive the economy forward while everyone else is binge-watching Netflix on their couch, now, more than ever, we must tune out all the noise.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t perform at my best when I continually see negative threads on Facebook and Twitter. The barrage of updates makes me feel like there’s this cloud of negativity looming over my shoulders.
Can you relate?
The one constant thing that has helped me get through the biggest obstacles in my career has been social media distancing. My Creative Director, Pearl, coined this concept, and in our meeting, she said,
We shouldn’t just be social distancing right now. We should also be social media distancing.
So much wisdom!
There are so many opportunities for people like you and me to rise even in this uncertain time. It’s our responsibility to be leaders through this time, and do what we do best, think differently.
In times of chaos, it’s up to us to band together and rise.
So gather yourself, set clear boundaries, and get to work busting through any of the obstacles that you encounter or that you’ve been experiencing now. There is always a way to pivot and level up your business even in a time of crisis.
Remember, you don’t owe anybody your attention or energy. If there’s any content on social media that you’re going to consume, set a rule that it needs to fill up your soul, improve your skills or inspire you to go after your wildest dream.
Things will get back to normal soon. It’s people like you and me who will keep this economy going.
I believe in you, and I hope that you’ll choose to step up and lead viciously with tons of love.
Stay safe, stay sane, and stay profitable.
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