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Hope and Opportunity in the Scary New World of COVID-19
Jack Beauregard --  The Wisdom Company Jack Beauregard -- The Wisdom Company
Cambridge , MA
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hope and Opportunity in the Scary New World of COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways. Each day brings more concerning news, new prohibitions and restrictions. By applying one of the seven principles of the Balanced Paradigm, Dynamic Reversal, you can effectively deal with the uncertainty and anxiety of the "new normal," and use this as an opportunity for your personal growth.

Years ago when my wife died, I needed to step away from my role as CEO of the medical device company I had founded to care for our two year old son. This eight-year experience taught me what it's like to have your world completely turned upside down, with the loss of a spouse, a business, a regular income, and most social connections. I used the Principle of Dynamic Reversal to transform my radically changed world into an opportunity for personal growth, and want to share what I learned with you.

Rather than viewing your current situation negatively, it would be far more productive to use the unexpected changes as lessons for growth. In fact, some of the greatest lessons you can learn often evolve from "bad" experiences. It is important to learn how to stay calm and positive in the flow of life, and develop a balanced mental attitude which helps turn challenges into positive experiences. Each of us has within us a core of wisdom and universal connectedness which can help you stay centered through the uncertainty and turmoil that seem to be unfolding more and more each day.

Change is a constant—in life and in our personal experience.  But change of any kind is stressful, whether that change is negative or positive.  And not only is change stressful; scientific research shows that being under stress literally changes us—physically, mentally, and emotionally, by activating our fight-or-flight response—which shifts us back into more limited thinking styles, limited perceptions, and limited behaviors which further increases our stress and makes it more difficult for us to cope.

COVID-19 can cause you to feel stuck or trapped in a negative situation and unable to see a way out.  This is where the Principle of Dynamic Reversal comes in. Dynamic Reversal does not deny the existence of negative situations. Dynamic Reversal acknowledges when there is a problem—and says that you can use new abilities, such as balanced thinking and a Both-And perspective to find new, better alternatives to the current situation


Contact Jack Beauregard at Jack@wisdomcompany.org if you would like more information about how the Principle of Dynamic Reversal in the post-pandemic model of the Balanced Paradigm.  

Jack Beauregard
Founder, CEO
The Wisdom Company
Cambridge, MA