Turbulence – Adapting To Change
Life is unexpected. A lot can happen and it’s never straight sailing from day one.
People encounter all kinds of troubles and turbulence in life, but it’s how you show up and deal with the turbulence that makes you who you are.
No one wants a monotonous life, and change, although daunting, is really exciting and can enhance your life in so many ways.
It won’t come without uncertainness and turbulence, so unless you know how to navigate your way out of it, you can easily become overwhelmed.
What you need is a sure-fire way of dealing with turbulence, and if anyone knows a thing or two about turbulence, it’s our very own Gucci.
He’s got some top tips on how best to deal with changes in your life – and the good news is that you don’t have to be an ex-Blue Angel to get through it!
So, What’s The Secret To Getting Through Turbulence?
When John was flying with the Blue Angels, they’d hit turbulence all the time. They had a tried and tested method of getting through it and this method isn’t just perfect for pilots, it can be used to get through any kind of turbulence life throws your way.
You Get Through It Together
This is true in relation to your flight team, your business life, and your family life. It’s the time to get closer and stronger and go through turbulent change together.
Research shows that collaborative problem-solving leads to better outcomes. People are more likely to take calculated risks that lead to innovation if they have the support of a team behind them.
Working in a team encourages personal growth, increases job satisfaction, and reduces stress. Change, as you know can be super stressful, so all the more reason to lean on others to help you navigate through it.
Dampen Your Response
Dampening your response or in other words, loosening your grip is essential during turbulent times.
In literal terms as a pilot, when you feel your plane pulling up, your natural reaction is to pull back down. But this can actually make it a lot worse and increase the turbulence.
So the key for Gucci and his team was to get through it together and dampen their response. Loosening the grip would give them more time to respond in the safest possible way.
This is true on the ground too, loosening your hold can allow you more time to decide on your best course of action and allows you time to gain some much-needed perspective.
This pause leads perfectly to the next turbulence-enduring tip.
Respond Vs Reacting
We’re hardwired to react, but when facing change you need to be conscious of your surroundings and respond with awareness.
Better still you’re going to respond to the turbulence as a team. To do this you need to pause and assess together, not go all in without the proper consideration of your teammates.
Once you do that you can fly through turbulence with ease.
How To Stay Inspired & Focused Through Constant Change
No matter how prepared you are for a situation you’ve got to remember that things can change. Adaptability expands your capacity to handle change, no matter how serious it might be.
The right mindset will help you to get through the changes, alongside the help of your teammates.
Embrace the change and rely on the trust that you have built up with your teammates.
The Glad To Be Here Mindset helps to guide you through the changes that you will encounter.
- Joyful Effort – Do whatever it takes
- Learn, Grow, Give – Give first and give often
- Connect Heart & Head – Deliver an experience of a lifetime
- Inspire Greatness – Strive for excellence and integrity
- Purpose Larger Than Self – Passion to pursue a Glad To Be Here Mindset
All of these attributes work in every team and help to keep everyone aligned and moving forward toward the greater good.
Prepare For Any Turbulence in Business & Life
Remember that turbulence is never just one bump it’s always followed by a few more. Follow Gucci’s advice and you’ll sail through it.
You need to think ahead and be situationally aware.
Get through it together by dampening your response and loosening your grip.
But above all else be strong, be positive, and keep that Glad To Be Here Mindset.