Episode 36: Coaching Through The Great Unknown

As we approach Election Day here in the US, this week's episode focuses on strategies and tools we can utilize to stay calm and collected as we face "The Great Unknown".

36: Coaching Through The Great Unknown

At the time of the release of this episode, we're one day away from Election Day, and hopefully the culmination of a prolonged and ugly election season, the effects of which are rippling around the world. Even if you are not American, this affects you too, because we are a global society and what happens with one country affects the others.

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Show Notes

At the time of the release of this episode, we're one day away from Election Day, and hopefully the culmination of a prolonged and ugly election season, the effects of which are rippling around the world. Even if you are not American, this affects you too, because we are a global society and what happens with one country affects the others.

To add on to the looming uncertainty of the election season, we're in a worldwide pandemic, and in some states and countries, we're even seeing the second peak of cases. While there are precautions we can take, once again, there's still so much left unknown.

Now when we combine those with the day to day stress and struggles that many of us face, it can feel so overwhelming. I feel like I'm having to deal with more uncertainty than ever before and I suspect that many of you and your clients feel the same.

That's why I wanted to create this episode this week to talk a bit about how we coach our clients through the unknown and also how we can use self-coaching to navigate our uncertainty. I'm sharing things that I've found to be helpful and that I share with my clients but this is certainly not an exhaustive list. I would love to hear from you. What's working for you and your clients? Come find me over on Instagram (@CoachWithClarity) and let me know.

Topics covered

  • The great unknown ahead of us
  • Why you need to come to terms with having to sit with uncertainty
  • The many sources of concern and ambiguity that we're dealing with collectively
  • How our minds react to uncertainty
  • Why we jump to the worst-case scenario
  • The increase in mental health disorders due to our current circumstances
  • Grounding down into our bodies to break the spiral of overwhelm
  • Some of my favorite activities you can do right now to ground yourself
  • Counter-balancing our unwanted emotions
  • How to act from a values-aligned place
  • Rethinking our approach to self-care

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hi there, my friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity podcast. My name is Lee Chaix McDonough, and at the time that this episode airs, it will be November 2, 2020, which means that if you're listening the day that this drops, tomorrow is Election Day in the United States. This is a really big day, it is hopefully the culmination of a very extended election season, and there's a lot going on, not just in the United States, but in the world, there's been a very prolonged, very ugly election season here in the States. And if there's a silver lining, and I think it's a pretty big silver lining, is that we are seeing voter engagement and voter turnout higher than we've ever seen before, even just through early voting and mail-in voting. So personally, I'm really interested to see what things look like tomorrow with day of voting. So that is a silver lining to what has been a very difficult, catabolic, and just uncomfortable couple of years leading up to this election – and I know many of us are ready for a change.

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