On today’s podcast, we will talk about what it is like to live in a post-uncertainty world.
Hey, it’s Zachary Alexander. The host of the SubscritptionMaker Podcast. Welcome to episode number eighty. Can you believe we are starting a new season of the SubscriptionMaker podcast with episode number eighty? We’re getting real close to the magic number of one-hundred.
If you think about it, our lives have changed dramatically in the last few years. We can no longer plan for every eventuality and life is now a series of surprises. First, it was Covid or the Great Pause, then the Great Resignation, which actually could be more accurately described as the Great Retirement. Now we are dealing with the war in Ukraine.
The stock market goes up and down like a yoyo. Every day we hear something new in the news. So it’s no wonder that many of us are feeling stressed these days. How do we cope with the increasing rate of change and uncertainty? Do we withdraw from the world and hope for the best or do we assess the situation and take action based on what we’ve learned.
What is post-uncertainty?
In a world of constant change and unexpected events, it can be difficult to maintain a clear head and focus on what’s important. That’s where the post-uncertainty mindset comes in. This is a mindset that isn’t distracted by unexpected events. You have to learn to deal with the fact there are things that happen in the world you can’t control.
The post-uncertainty mindset is all about staying positive and focused on what you can control. This means keeping your goals in mind and staying motivated. It’s also important to stay connected to your support network, which may include family and friends. They can help keep you positive and grounded during difficult times.
What are the effects of living in a post-uncertainty world?
One of the main effects of living in a post-uncertainty world is that we need to be more adaptable and flexible. In a world where anything can change at any time, and probably will when you least expect it, we can’t afford to dwell on the latest set of unforeseen obstacles or wrong turns for too long because there’s always something new coming down the line.
Generally, it’s just another techno-economic change or advancement. Most recently, we’ve had to deal with a pandemic and the turmoil that created. If that weren’t enough, there has been a certain amount of political upheaval in even the world’s most stable countries.
One of the most important things we can do in this situation is to play to our strengths. We need to focus on the things that we are good at instead of trying to improve every self-perceived weakness. Americans love the underdog fighting to become relevant and ignore the real heroes that derive value from being themselves.
Here are some tips for coping with the stress:
1. Find a community
Starting your post-uncertainty journey will be a lot easier if you find a group of like-minded people. It’s difficult to know what questions ask when you’re just getting started. Make sure you find a safe space where people won’t judge or chastise you for any missteps.
2. Find a coach or mentor
It can be tough to cope with the stress of living in a post-uncertainty world by yourself. Some challenges are best-handled one-on-one. Coaches and mentors can provide clarity if you don’t know where to start and help you achieve specific goals if you know what you want to improve.
3. Offload some of your workloads
One of the most important lessons to learn post-uncertainty is that you don’t have to do everything yourself. You can ask for help. There is a growing amount of literature that suggests that asking for help is what some would call a super-power.
Big Take Away
We all know that the number of consequential events impacting the world is increasing and that it can be hard to keep up. Things are coming at us so fast that it’s hard to know what to do next. You might feel like you’re stuck in a job you don’t love, or that your business is no longer viable without subscription services.
I invite you to join us for the new SubscriptionMaker Post-Uncertainty Series. It will help you navigate these changes. We will talk with executive coaches and thought leaders who will share their insights about how to live in a post-uncertainty world and execute well-architected pivots when necessary.
This is your host Zachary Alexander. Thank you for listening to this episode of the SubscriptionMaker Podcast.