Focus on what you CAN control

By Nina Kaufman, Esq.

We’ve all had a lot to shoulder recently — New Yorkers especially.

We’re the epicenter of the Coronavirus. Roughly one out of every eight people killed by the disease in the world lived in the tri-state area. So we’re likely to be in lockdown well after everyone else can start moving about freely.

Add to that, the deep sadness and injustice of George Floyd’s murder last week … whose ripple effects in NYC include riots, shattered storefronts, hovering helicopters, and curfews.

So where can we find optimism and balance … when it seems all is going to hell? In this short video, I share a few thoughts:

They come from the Classics. Stoic philosophy, to be precise.

Focus on what you CAN control.

Important, deeply human reminders of these virtues … and how they apply to solo and small firm owners.

  1. Courage. Sometimes, waking up and facing the day is its own act of courage.
  2. Self-Control. I can only control what’s in my power to control.
  3. Justice. Every interaction others plants a seed for good … when you are respectful and kind.
  4. Wisdom. Slow down to listen for the wisdom you need.

Take more walks around the block. Breathe in the fresh air.

Even through a face mask.

And if you need support to reinforce the good work you’re doing as a business owner, let’s set up a call.