Lessons from Hurricane Fabian

By: Susan Dunn, Ma Psychology, The Eq Coach

My friend, Sue Johnston, MBA, ABC, is a certified EQ coach living in Bermuda. She just sent me an email about hurricane Fabian – the worst hurricane to hit the island of Bermuda in 50 years.

She wrote about how terrifying it was to know it was coming and knowing it would be closer and stronger than anything anyone they knew had ever
experienced.

“One of the local hotels," she wrote, “was serving a cocktail called the Fabian - the little umbrellas were turned inside out.

You have to do your best to keep it light, while staying careful. We're in the middle of the ocean. There's nowhere to go. We can't drive out of danger. There's nothing you can do but make sure nobody's alone,
close your shutters, count on your optimism and resilience, and ride it out. Just another EQ opportunity, eh?"

And a very good metaphor for life when the storms hit, wouldn’t you say? The same good advice all the dangers in life we can't "drive away from" --

?Make sure no one’s alone
?Do what you can to sensibly protect yourself
?Then count on your optimism and resiliencePsychology Articles, EQ competencies

And don’t forget your sense of humor and to celebrate afterwards--and to give thanks.

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