15 Ways to Build Emotional Resilience in Your Life and Business

Is your organisation prepared for the coronavirus? Advice from a business resilience expert

With thousands of cases reported, and the World Health Organisation declaring it a global health emergency, the coronavirus has been making headlines. While the primary concern remains the spreading of the virus and healthcare for those infected, the potential effects on businesses are broader, says Padma Naidoo, General Manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business continuity and resilience services.

“Organisations should consider both the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus.”

Should entry of the virus into the country be confirmed, what proactive measures will your organisation take to safeguard and support its employees? You may consider enhanced provision for hygiene at the workplace, awareness campaigns to help staff reduce their likelihood of contracting the virus, or even activating remote work to avoid having all staff members in one location…


15 Ways to Build Emotional Resilience in Your Life and Business

Emotional Resilience is an ineffable quality. It allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before.

Entrepreneurs who know and covet the value of “emotional resilience” understand how essential this quality and attitude is to long term success.

“When you get kicked in the teeth and hated on, when you’re financially upside down with your back against the wall, do what no one expects. Get back up, fight like crazy to reach your goals, prove all the haters wrong, and be resilient as a weed.” Bedros Keuilian

Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur are two of the most challenging and rewarding experiences we can undertake. Not everyone is cut out for this.

Emotional resilience comes from believing in and applying our genetic skills and those we acquire over time. We can strengthen our emotional resilience through a holistic approach. Refine your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. This enhances our balance with perspective, passion and purpose in everything we do…

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