7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis
7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis:
A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters
is a must-read for anyone seeking to thrive during these turbulent times. In our interconnected world, we are all vulnerable and impacted (directly or indirectly) by global events. In this easy-to-read book, Konstantinos Apostolopoulos and his co-author Dr Elia Gourgouris, provide 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis. These powerful yet practical insights, help minimize the negative impact of pandemics, natural disasters, financial meltdowns, or any other major disruptions on our lives. Drawing from a wealth of personal and professional experiences, the authors share simple truths that have helped many of their clients thrive in the face of adversity. This practical guide is full of "Points to Ponder", "Questions to Consider", and "Action Items" that can help readers apply the information directly to their lives. Whether the crisis is global or personal, this book can help the reader navigate and rise above these challenges.
Change Management Expert Coach Kon Apostolopoulos and Positive Psychology Expert Dr. Elia Gourgouris have released their highly anticipated book – available now on Amazon!
Most of us can handle a crisis or even two, but now we are facing four simultaneous crises: Covid-19 that impacts our physical health, an economic recession that impacts our financial security, racial upheaval that impacts our social fabric, and mental health trauma that impacts our emotional well-being. The result of this? Depression, anxiety and stress are up an astounding 800% - and it’s still rising!
Pandemic fatigue is real, and the effects of the trauma are being experienced by men and women of all ages, races, and socio-economic levels around the world. People are naturally looking for simple, practical advice. They’re finding it in 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters from Konstantinos (Coach Kon) Apostolopoulos and Dr. Elia Gourgouris.
Please see the authors in a recent interview on Good Morning Arizona:
Not only will individuals and families find the book helpful in a crisis, so will first responders, healthcare professionals, mental health counselors and wellness coaches.
Additionally, business owners and organizational leaders can discover a roadmap and ideas to help them re-onboard their people and turn adversity into opportunity.
Here are the 7 Keys covered in the book:
Starting with Self-care, the ability to put our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs first in order to thrive during a crisis.
Practicing Awareness, self-reflection and listening to our intuition or inner wisdom will give us advance notice of what’s around the corner. Sometimes that can be a matter of life or death.
Choosing Flexibility will allow us to adapt, pivot when needed and avoid unnecessary pain. Life will never be the same again and the “new normal” will become the new normal! If we stick to business as usual, we’ll be left behind.
The time to act is now, and Preparation is key to our survival, then we have succeeded. Preparation is no longer the exclusive domain for a fringe movement of doomsayers but a necessity for all of us.
When faced with a crisis we must take Initiative by moving into action. Our response will be determined by the extent of the disaster. Let us not be victims, critics or bystanders. Let us be navigators in the journey of our lives!
As with everything else in life, our Positive Attitude, filled with faith and hope will help us overcome any situation and any obstacle we face. More importantly it helps elevate those around us looking for leadership, comfort and a clear vision of getting through the crisis.
Finally, our humanity will be measured by the level and frequency of the Kindness we show to others. One of the greatest blessings to come out of the pandemic has been the countless acts of sacrifice, service, and love shown by thousands of ordinary folks doing extraordinary acts of kindness around the world.
7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis
I love this book for many reasons. It’s a book that helps you take action and enables you to learn about yourself. Taking check of where we are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This book is what people are searching for in their life, but are looking elsewhere, outside themselves! It’s all right here, inside!
Author Life Happens, Enjoy Your Journey!
I have begun to use this book as I coach my clients and expand the scope of our leadership academies. Leaders have few skills to help them navigate during a crisis. They also don't have a lot of time to study how to do this or to practice different styles of leadership during crisis times. That is why I was so thrilled to read "7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis." It is built on the firm foundation of how to manage change and build your well-being. Readers should focus on some of the ways they can maintain their own health and well-being while enabling others to do the same. A lot of kindness and gratitude will remind us what it takes to lead through trying times.
Andrea Simon, PhD
Award-winning Author of On the Brink, International Speaker, Corporate Anthropologist, and Podcast Host
If you need a quick and concise guide to your confusing and anxious feelings and emotions, this is it! This book is full of effective and easy-to-implement strategies to help you cope during these challenging times.
Founder, OneLife Strategies
Dr. Elia Gourgouris - "The Happiness Doctor" and "Coach Kon” Apostolopoulos - authors of 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis have done a wonderful job of utilizing their years of experience in counseling and coaching to share practical insights and tips for coping in a crisis. Not only will individuals and families find it useful, but also first responders, healthcare professionals, mental health counselors and wellness coaches as well. This book is an easy read and each chapter includes an end section with Points to Ponder, Questions to Consider, and Take Action ideas so the reader can go beyond just surviving to thriving, even in a crisis."
Author The Kindness Givers’ Formula
Dr. Elia and Coach Kon have given us a gift in the 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis. Each chapter is filled with actionable steps to reframe our perspective and offer wisdom in times of chaos. A handy and useful tool I’ll reach for time and again!