Embrace Uncertainty With Amida Wealth
Continuing on with our season of Love, embrace the beauty of uncertainty in your life. Perhaps, a new perspective on what uncertainty can represent for you, will drastically encourage you to step into uncertainty with a new energy.
So, what is uncertainty? According to Merriam Webster, Uncertainty (noun) is the state of being uncertain. It means; doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust, lack of sureness about someone or something. Uncertainty may range from a falling short of certainty to an almost complete lack of conviction or knowledge especially about an outcome or result. Yet, uncertainty is a part of life. Whether it concerns a global pandemic, the economy, your finances, health, and relationships…much of what lies ahead in life remains uncertain. Perhaps, uncertainty does not need to carry such negative energy – especially if it is a part of life. This Sunday funday step into uncertainty with a new perspective from Amida Wealth!
Thriving Through Uncertainty
Tama Kieves–inspirational coach, career transition expert and author of Thriving Through Uncertainty–expresses her belief that life’s uncertain times help you thrive. After graduating from Harvard Law School with honors, Tama left an unfulfilling life at a prestigious corporate law firm to pursue her passion and make a name for herself as a writer and inspirational speaker. Now, she dedicates her time to helping people face their fears, tackle uncertainty, and shift their mindset to achieve the extraordinary in their own lives. This book isn’t just about getting through life changes, it’ll teach you to use that change and uncertainty as a launching pad for joy. Thriving Through Uncertainty proves that the moment your plans fall apart is precisely when your true destiny begins.
In Tama’s book, you’ll master key lessons like:
-How to control your mindset and mood to stay focused and happy
-Having faith in yourself and your journey
-Allowing yourself to feel pain and discomfort
-Continuing to thrive through future obstacles, and much more.
You can find this book on Amazon, Goodreads, and at your local Barnes & Noble!
Uncertainty Is A Part Of Life
Uncertainty is a part of life–It is present in most tasks that require intelligent behavior, such as planning, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. It is all around us –Yet as human beings, we crave security. We want to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives. Contrarily, many things remain outside our control. When uncertainty is not navigated properly, it can drain people emotionally with endless “what-ifs” and “worst-case scenarios”. On the other hand, it can be used as a catalyst for growth and inspiration. Ultimately, Mindset is key to coping with difficult circumstances and confidently facing the unknown. Use these 3 simple strategies in your life to embrace uncertainty:
First, Take Action Over The Things You Can Control
While you can’t control the recovery of the economy, you can take the necessary steps to feel confident in the financial decisions you make today. Additionally, you can’t control the weather– but you can invest in insurance to support whatever nature throws your way. Whatever your fears or personal circumstances, instead of worrying about the uncontrollable, try to refocus your mind on take action over the aspects that are within your control.
For example, if you’re worried about your health or a recent diagnosis, you can still take action by lowering your stress levels, reaching out to loved ones for support, and managing your symptoms. By focusing on the aspects of a problem that you can control in this way, you’ll switch from ineffective worrying and ruminating into active problem-solving. Of course, all circumstances are different and you may find that in some situations all you can control is your attitude and emotional response.
Second, Actively Deal With Your Emotions
One way to actively deal with your emotions is to practice nonjudgmental awareness. Nonjudgemental awareness is a key aspect of mindfulness which involves acceptance and non-judgement of our present moment experiences. This includes accepting our thoughts and feelings—whether positive or negative—and immersing ourselves in the present moment without evaluating it. Nonjudgemental awareness can be achieved through meditation. You witness your emotions passing and it’s a lot easier than you might think. Simply taking five to ten minutes a day to notice what your body and mind feel like can help you gain an understanding of your emotional habits.
Sit in a comfortable seated position and close your eyes. Take 10 deep breathes, in and out through the nose. Pay close attention to any emotions that may arise and how your instinct tells you to respond. Ask yourself:
- What kind of emotions arise, and how often do they come?
- How does your body feel when they arise?
- How does your mind respond?
- Is that response helpful? Is there a better way to respond?
Be grateful for these discoveries! Simply your awareness has the power to bring about great change.
Third, Clear Your Mind & Revisit Your Goals
After your meditation– with a clear mind, revisit your goals. Perhaps, when it comes to money stress and the current uncertainty with things costing more, you can now remember to focus on the present moment and what you can control. Tama Kieves, author of “Thriving With Uncertainty” believes that uncertainty is a launching pad for joy. Are you able to see your wealthful life unfolding through the uncertainty?
Amida Wealth Family Conversations
At your next family or friends gathering, encourage the topic of uncertainty. Share stories of moments where uncertainty became your catalyst for growth. Ask your family questions about moments of uncertainty and how they handled their emotions. Perhaps, engage in a conversation about risk and financial decisions. In what ways has risk played an important role in their lives? Perhaps, the risk they took caused uncertainty and was in fact a launching pad for joy. Let us know how it goes!
At Amida our symbol is a simple blade of grass. Providing life-giving oxygen while acting as a natural filter for contaminants. We nurture our clients through the many stages of their life. In this way – we help our clients navigate uncertainty, as we steer them along their journey – transforming the “obstacles” into stepping stones. This season of Love, expand your wealth perspective. Remember that we are always one phone call and email away!