It has been an interesting week, hasn’t it? As a business leader, staying in “what is” versus caught up in the emotional entanglement of what’s happening, can be a challenge.
As a leader, it’s important to be Comfortably Uncomfortable. It’s the place you are in when you take action but the action does not produce immediate results.
For those of us who navigated 9/11 or other business challenges, we realize that being Comfortably Uncomfortable is the place where you will grow as a leader. It’s a time of noticing. Notice how you’re natural wiring is triggered by events. Notice who you are choosing to be in the difficult circumstances.
And, remind yourself to stay in what is.
You may have heard me mention: It is what is
Not it is what it is.
Simply, it is what is.
Notice how “it is what is,” is just that. It is.
There’s nothing right or nothing wrong.
There’s no right action or wrong action.
There’s no interpretation, story, or upset, which doesn’t change what is anyway.
It’s up to you how you handle what is.
Until you are with “what is” it’s challenging to be fully present with anyone or any situation.
Notice when you’re comparing what you think something should be to some ideal, rather than how it is.
Ask yourself, “what is.” Simply state, “what is” objectively and factually.
This is where your peace of mind and personal transformation as a leader resides.
As you respond to “what is” for you, check out resources for loans and grants:
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) coronavirus resource page provides a list of relief programs https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
Covid-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
If you are located in Michigan, check out the Small Business Association of Michigan for assistance at https://www.sbam.org/
Keep an eye on the Michigan Economic Development Corporaiton (MEDC) for grants and business loans https://www.michiganbusiness.org/about-medc/covid19/
SBDC Michigan Disaster Loan Help – https://sbdcmichigan.org/disaster-loan-help/
Non-Profits, Artists, and Musicians Grants and Assistance
If you don’t need a loan, but are interested in a grant, check out this site. There is a small member fee to get access:
Google resources in your home state, province, or local community.
Check your local community for grants for small businesses, like Washtenaw County located in Michigan