Since my last Friday positivity blog post the world has changed a bit. Issues of social injustice have temporarily dethroned COVID from its domination of the news headlines and over the past month or so I have grown even more accustomed to the new normal of living through a pandemic.
It is easy to get caught up in the headlines and constant news cycles that often paint demoralizing pictures of our present realities so I have learned how to put the phone down during the day and focus my energy on my work, my education, and staying active. At Stein Financial Group, this isn’t too difficult because every day is different and working with this team allows me to learn something new and challenge myself on a daily basis.
One quote that I find meaningful and very applicable to the times we are living through right now is from the famous physicist:
While I have tried to do what I can to help my help my community during this time of turmoil, one of the easiest and most important things I can do is follow the advice in this quote and educate myself. Instead of worrying about the state of current events that I have no direct control over, I have found it beneficial to educate myself on the history behind the current divides in our country by reading articles, listening to podcasts, and watching documentaries.
Another reason I like this quote is because it rings true in so many different aspects of life. Worry derives from the uncertainty of not knowing. As a team at SFG, we have committed to creating as much opportunity as possible to address and alleviate the concerns of our clients over the past few months. Through hosting virtual monthly coffee chats, educational seminars, and happy hours we have been able to connect with our community of clients in order to better understand their concerns and by doing so, I think we have succeeded in minimizing worry and replacing it with a sense of confidence in knowledge.