Can you believe it's been about 1 year since the pandemic began?
Here are questions you can ask yourself that allows your brain to focus on leveraging this "unprecedented" event towards your own vision and goals:
1. What learnings are you grateful for?
2. What became possible or what new dreams became accelerated?
3. What new habits have you developed you that want to keep no matter what?
4. What business practices will you continue or drop moving forward no matter what happens in the future?
Our family has a very clear sense of what's enough in how much time we spend Pre-pandemic was always overbooked and not enough while 6-9 months into the pandemic was way too much. Experiencing what a healthy boundary looks like.
I've experienced the rhythm of slowing down from my ultra fast life. I know how to slow down and cycle with natural rhythms versus always on go like before.
While things have sped back up, I know how critical the slow down is to the power back up--allowing way more clarity on what to simplify, discontinue, or start.
Our family revamped our home space. My son's bedroom moved to the family/guest room while we created a new classroom/second office. That move worked wonders in personal space.
We built a covered deck and an outdoor "kid cave" under the deck that was warm enough for those long winter, rainy days to still get outdoor playdates in.
Finally became much more of a chef creating vegan creme brulee dishes, sourdough bread from scratch, and more. Cooking is not only healthier for me (ate out way more before) but gives me a zoom break and physical way to be present. Let's my brain rest.
For us, our dream to be 100% geographically free and snowbird 1-3 months became possible. My husband Leo's job is now 100% remote for good and we were glad to say goodbye to a daily 3 hour commute on a ferry to Seattle!
This allowed us to take major experiments remote working from his home on Stuart island for 3 weeks. Locally, boat rides and nature excursions can give as much a sense of adventure as travel while still being in community outside.
We also tested which places we'd snowbird to 1-2 months a year to recently taking a 16 day road trip to visit the southwest while remote working for 3 of those days. When countries open up again, we're looking at taking 1-3 months to live abroad in South Korea to learn Korean and do an upcoming book tour.
While painful initially and still a roller coaster, testing every possible scenario of homeschooling with two full time working parents--we've finally found a homeschool rhythm that works.
Both parents are way more available on weekends to be present with Eli our son, so we’re starting a Saturday-Tuesday, 1-2 focused hours, with long afternoon, outdoor playdates. Then we naturally do life school all the hour times of the day (cooking, chores, allowance, etc).
It's been humbling to "unschool" ourselves off the typical school system and realize how learning is happening *every moment.* Life is school.
I've learned how to market 100% online than rely solely on in person and speaking events--but integrate movement, dance, and creative experiences to prevent zoom fatigue and isolation.
While I've determined to stay 100% virtual (enjoying a national clientele), I can still integrate in person events when that's available as needed.
If you take time to reflect on these questions, you might surprise yourself with how resilient you've become.
I would *love* to hear your thoughts and reflections in the comments!
Anna S. Choi, CEO and Founder of Conscious Business Coaching, TEDx Speaker, and Forbes Author, is committed to elevating humanity's consciousness by empowering high achieving, six-figure conscious entrepreneurs and business leaders to prevent burnout while scaling their company.
As a broke art major with zero experience or connections, she started and sold her first financial planning business grossing six figures by age 25. Burned out from the hustle and grind, she pursued energy mastery since 2014 as a taekwondo martial artist, body and brain yoga instructor and educator, and flow consultant now helping her high achieving clients grow in flow through energy mastery.
If you're interested in growing your business with balance not burnout visit www.annasunchoi.com.
Anna Sun Choi