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Overcoming Challenges And Building Mental Toughness In Business

Expert Panelists are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within the areas of Business, Mindset, Leadership, Lifestyle, and Sustainability. Members of The Brainz Magazine community of experts will share their best tips, advice, ideas, and hacks on different topics.


Expert Panelists

1. Harness Personal Growth

Many of us struggle with overcoming challenges in business because we avoid self-awareness and self-growth while navigating our entrepreneurial pursuits. The experiences we have externally can directly correlate with our internal experience. Therefore, to thrive in our business pursuits, we must invest just as much time and effort into self-growth, self-care, and holistic healing as we do in business pursuits. Some examples of this include self-care routines, seeing a coach or therapist, and emphasizing holistic wellness in our daily habits. Kiara Norwood, Certifed Spiritual Coach and Holistic Practitioner

2. Understand Your "Why"

Understanding Your "Why" At the heart of a thriving business lies a purpose-driven ethos, encapsulating a mission and values that transcend mere financial gains. Employees aligned with their company's overarching goals exhibit higher motivation, dedication, and job satisfaction. The article advocates for a concerted effort in articulating and ingraining the organization's purpose across all operations, enabling every individual to discern the significance of their work. Such clarity amplifies engagement and cultivates a sense of belonging and commitment among team members.Dr. Allen Lycka, Author, Speaker And Mentor

3. Build Networks

Founding a startup is addictive, exciting, and overwhelming – a lot of highs and lows that can be hard to celebrate or commiserate when you're doing all of it on your own. Find and connect with others in your industry working in a similar way that you can lean on and let them lean on you. Share big wins, troubleshoot tech, learn and grow together and instead of competition you may foster collaboration. Lauren Anders Brown, Startup Founder and Tech Entrepreneur

4. Embrace The Challenges

Isn't it fascinating to notice how the universe has mysteriously placed everything we desire inconveniently on the other side of the suck? This reminds us that the secret to winning and living an extraordinary life is to embrace the suck. Embracing it as the necessary precursor to all you desire. Considering that life presents more of the suck than the wins we seek. Does this not mean we can be excited when presented with hard challenges? Dr. JC Doornick, Sense Maker & Health Transformation Coach

5. Prioritize Well-being Through Self-Care And Communication

It’s important to prioritize self-care, including sufficient sleep, regular exercise, and a healthy diet to support mental and physical health. I also encourage open communication with supervisors and colleagues about relevant challenges and to advocate for a supportive workplace environment to feel comfortable discussing your needs. Promoting a healthy work-life balance is essential to reduce stress, set boundaries, and prioritize personal health to support your mental well-being. Tafiq Akhir, Mr. Menopause

6. Cultivate Resilience

The business arena often comes with challenges, and to overcome them and not feel threatened by them, you must develop a growth mindset. To do this, you must view difficulties not as unconquerable barriers but as an opportunity to learn, grow, and, why not, innovate. Guide your mind on the possibility of resolving the issue and avoid getting stuck and frustrated about what’s not working. This attitude will help you cultivate the resilience necessary for long-term success. Penelope Magoulianiti, Transformational Coach

7. Thrive Amidst Adversity

Confronting challenges like death, divorce, and moving, while running my business as a solo entrepreneur, honed my mental toughness. Resilience is a vital core value as a business owner. Bouncing back meant adapting to change, making quick decisions, and drawing strength from within. In the face of overwhelming challenges, building a support system and transforming adversity into opportunity proved essential. The lesson: It's not about sidestepping challenges but leveraging resilience to not just survive but thrive in both life and business. Beth Rohani, President/CEO

8. Align Success With Self-Worth

Your self-worth sets the tone for your business journey. Instead of waiting for external validation, cultivate an internal sense of value. Imagine your self-worth as a bank account – every achievement, every lesson learned, every effort made, deposits into this account. When faced with challenges, don't withdraw your worth; instead, leverage it as collateral for success. Your worth is not determined by external metrics but by your belief in your abilities. So, invest in your self-worth, let it appreciate, and watch your business thrive on the dividends of confidence and resilience. Hina Siddiqui, Corporate Coach

9. Navigating Challenges With Strength and Adaptability

  1. Cultivate resilience by setting kind goals and viewing setbacks as opportunities for growth, strengthening your problem-solving skills with each challenge.

  2. Develop a growth mindset by embracing continuous learning and adapting your strategies in the face of adversity, keeping your business vision agile.

  3. Practice meditation, innerwork, and Blisswork techniques to maintain clarity and focus, ensuring decision-making is driven by logic rather than emotion.

  4. Build a supportive network of mentors, coaches, and professionals who provide diverse perspectives and encourage perseverance during tough times.

  5. Regularly reflect on past successes and challenges to reinforce your confidence and ability to navigate future obstacles in the business world.  Kapil and Rupali Apshankar, Best Selling Authors, Positive Psychology Pioneers



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