Crisis creates creativity, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If there’s one thing you can most definitely count on to be there for you, day to day, during all the many changes that you are presently experiencing in your life, it’s definitely YOU!! YOU are the constant. Yes YOU! YOU are the constant navigating YOUR way through simple and not so simple changes presently occurring in your daily life.

So, let’s take a moment here together to allow me to send my heartfelt Congratulations to YOU. How impressed I am with you for not only accepting that change is constant everywhere you turn, but the way you are drawing upon your abilities, your skills, your values and your life experiences to manage the speed of change happening all around you is simply magnificent.

Congratulations for staying on track. Trusting your instincts. Being a Leader. Taking action. Defining what really matters. Being a global citizen devoted to family and community. And more, much more!

And for so many of you out there, who, for the very first time are recognizing, exploring and even encouraging THE CREATIVE YOU!…Congratulations! Congratulations for giving yourself permission to, first and foremost, define yourself as being “creative.” And because you did so, Congratulations! You are now accessing your creativity and successfully navigating your way through change. Did I say “Congratulations” enough times? lol

Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher and writer, was once overheard saying,

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”. 

But Barbara Sher, bestselling author and Career Counsellor, was also once overheard saying,

“…helping each other is creative and it makes us feel good. We’re just beginning to realize that sharing skills and resources is a deep human pleasure and need, one that’s wired into our survival just as much as hunger…”.

When change is constant, learning must also be constant. Creativity is equally as constant. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to me that so many people, for the very first time, are recognizing, exploring and even encouraging their creative self to step up and play a significant role in their daily life.

Question: When was the last time you set aside time for a meeting with yourself ( NOT ON ZOOM, PLEASE! ), with your favorite cup of coffee or tea in hand, and really thought about how you are navigating your way through change? And when was the last time you set aside time to truly acknowledge the awesomeness that is YOU? THE CREATIVE YOU!!

Think of THE CREATIVE YOU as your best friend, your ally, someone there helping you to be the best that you can be for you, for your family, for your community and more!

How are you coming along on giving full attention and energy to THE CREATIVE YOU?

Are you making it happen each day and every day? Every day when you get out of bed are you recognizing, exploring and even encouraging your creative self to Show UP? And Step UP? Have I challenged your thinking yet?  Are you actually re-thinking your thinking and re-doing your doing?  

Send me your stories. Fire off an email to me

Yoda, the most recognized Jedi Knight in the galaxy was once overheard saying, “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

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About the Author

For over 16 years now, Robert has travelled throughout Alberta facilitating the most amazing team development workshop experiences with amazing levels of fun, energy, and plenty of happy & joy. No sit and listen, stand and deliver power point presentations here! In Person & Online!

Robert’s message is simple. “Business Leaders! Step Up! Embrace the value of Fun At Work & Building A Culture Of Highly Engaged And Happy Teams! It’s the #1 strategy to raise positive mental health levels, Home l Office l Remote. Let’s be real here! No one person is immune to the daily mental health challenges that we all are facing. We all need to prioritize our daily mental health both in work and in life.”

As an avid Mental Health Champion and a Canadian Mental Health Association ( CMHA ) Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, Robert is quite comfortable sharing his personal story of living with and managing depression and anxiety. His goal? To be a role model for men everywhere who need to get comfortable with talking about their daily mental health and choose to be authentic, brave & vulnerable.

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