#93 3 Powerful Mindset Shifts to Help You Through Challenging Times

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 93, 04 October 2023 by Lucy Gernon

What do you do when things feel hard?

Sometimes in life, you’re on that high of the rollercoaster and before you know it, you come tumbling down. 

Life is essentially unpredictable, full of surprises that can take us off guard. As humans, we long for certainty and smooth sailing. However, that is just not life and to really thrive, we must develop resilience.

In recent weeks and months, my journey has been a whirlwind of exciting events in both my business and personal life. Numerous hurdles have presented themselves in the middle of hectic promotions, rebranding actions, hiring and firing team members and the launch of  3SIXTY Leaders Club.

I had to really dig deep into my coaching toolkit to get through this and today on the podcast, I’m sharing how I did that with you.

Here’s a couple of perspectives to get you started.

1. Life is all about contrast.

Life is a roller coaster, filled with both ups and downs. Just like the 90s song by Ronan Keating, we have to accept the contrast in life. The lows reveal what we don’t want, which helps us discover what we do want. So, remember that the good and the bad are intertwined, and it’s through this contrast that we find our path forward. Embrace life’s roller coaster, because the only way from a dip is up.


In times of apparent confusion and upheaval, remember that everything is in the process of coming together. Every difficulty and obstacle is a stepping stone towards what we genuinely desire. Even when it appears that everything is falling apart, trust that the universe is arranging the proper parts for your trip. Continue on your path; because of course it will lead you to your destination. Believe it!

3. Nothing Stays The Same

Nothing remains static; change is inevitable. During difficult moments, I’ve found peace and strength by looking for lessons in the situation. Instead of getting too caught up in what’s happening right now, you can choose to think about what you really want and how you want to feel. By making sure your actions line up with these goals, you’ll stay focused and be better equipped to handle tough times, knowing that brighter days are on the horizon.

Here’s the episode at a glance:

[1:31] The Big Challenges I’ve Been Facing… Which May Surprise You

[7:02] A Proven Strategy That Will Help You To Move Forward…Fast

[9:53] 3 Powerful Mindset Shifts To Guide You Through Challenging Times

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