Updated: Mar 18, 2020
We are all experiencing uncertainty at the moment. Each day changes and it can be dramatic. Who would have thought 30 days ago that countries would close their borders? I was certainly watching the China experience not expecting to see it land on our doorstep.
In times of uncertainty we need to be leaders that others look toward, where we can help Whether that is leaders of our family, our friends, our community, in our workplace, we are all leaders.
The social disorder that we see around us (fighting over toilet paper, pushing others out of the way to get to the last sanitiser) this is all driven by fear. Fear and uncertainty in the future and it's frightful the lengths that people will go to in this environment.
Tony Robbins talks about "why we do the things we do" and explains that there are 6 human needs that create desire and motivate us.
Certainty, Variety, Significance, Love and Connection, Growth and Contribution.
These needs will show up and can be positive or negative and in this time of panic and fear, they show up even more true. What qualities are showing up for you? You can take a quick quiz here to see what your top driving force is.
So, when people are hoarding items or other behaviour that seems out of place, they may be coming from a place where they need certainty. Certainty to provide for their families, certainty that they are following their plan or looking for situations they can control in this time of uncertainty.
It is in this moment that you can step into the leadership role and quietly make a difference.
Lead with your emotional intelligence to help others cope with the challenges that they are facing.
If you need any suggestions, happy to chat. 😊💜