Recognizing the Opportunity in Uncertainty | SBH Coaching

Being Thrust Into Uncertainty

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Uncertainty is scary.? It is ok to feel scared.

Not everything works out the way that we think that it will, and that becomes more apparent the older we get.? We may have gone to the ?right schools?, worked our way up at the ?right company? and thought that we were set until retirement. Suddenly there is a wave of staff cutbacks and we are let go because our salary is no longer justifiable and there are employees who are younger, less experienced and cheaper who will now be doing our jobs. Or our lives are turned upside down suddenly because of a health scare or the need to care for an aging parent while continuing to raise our children. Or we are suddenly divorcing after a long term marriage.

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All of these events could cause feelings of uncertainty, and even fear. We may have healthy savings and retirement accounts that are suddenly depleted due to a job loss, health crisis, the needs of an elderly parent or a college bound child. Now what do we do? Uncertainty and fear set in. Unexpected things do happen. That?s part of life. So it is natural to feel off kilter and feel unsure about what to do next. The question is, what do you think you should do next?

I recently shared an inspirational observation made by Steven Spielberg:

?Your conscience shouts, ?Here?s what you should do,? while your intuition whispers,? Here?s what you could do.? Listen to that voice that tells you what you could do. Nothing will define your character more than that.?

When we are uncertain and struggling with our next move, we actually have a tremendous opportunity.? What should we do? What could we do? Which choice would you make? And most importantly, why?

I invite you to book a complimentary exploratory session with me so we can explore your choices!


Sandra Hughes

Sandra Hughes, MBA CPCC is a mentor and business strategist who is about one thing: elevating people to their full potential. Before starting her own business, over 30 years she held several management positions and was at Gap for 12 years — at one point becoming a Senior Real Estate Executive within the international division. Now, she helps professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and consultants realign their lives in order to maximize their talent, reflect their values, and achieve the income they need to live and retire comfortably.