Listen to "Day 1 - Introduction - Dr. Renate Scherrer" on Spreaker.

Dear friend

 

Over the past year, there was no getting away from being bombarded with information regarding the future world of work and how the technological advances, disruption and innovation it will bring, will acutely change the world we live in and definitely also the world we work in. As people are all different, some reacted to this with excited anticipation and others with mistrust and fear.

 

Little did we know, while we were thinking into the future and planning on how we will cope with it when it is finally here, that the whole world will face an epidemic that will disrupt life as we know it. That it will in fact shake our existence to the core and bring with it the kind of uncertainty and complexity that can easily lead to anxiety, emotional exhaustion, fear and panic, but also feelings of anger, depression and helplessness.

 

Since none of us have a choice of whether we want to be inside or outside of this situation, we are left with the only alternative, which is deciding how we are going to deal with it. We only have control over ourselves, our own emotions, our own reactions, our own thoughts. Self-management however, requires self-awareness, and this necessitates some level of reflection and analaysis.

 

Therefore, over the next 21 days, while we all have more time for reflection and analysis, we want to invite you to join us on a journey of self-awareness and management. Did you know that it takes roughly 21 days to form a new habit? We want to take some time to focus on learning new habits that will leave us being more alive, more aware, more open, and better able to manage ourselves in the future.

 

Please feel free to send us a note about your experiences. We look forward to connecting with you here on a daily basis and learning together.