Business View Magazine | May 2020

29 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2020 “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, Holocaust survivor, psychologist, professor and author. D r. Frankl shared that the prisoners he met in the concentration camp, although they had no choice to avoid this evil experience, they could choose to succumb their inner being to those in charge, or they could choose to preserve their inner strength and discover their own uplifting self-purpose. We can learn from this message to help us cope with Covid-19. I think it’s fair to say that many of us have had our share of pandemic news. We’re sheltered at home, restricted from our regular lifestyle habits and consumed with daily updates. And you know what, even though at times it may seem that we don’t have a choice in the matter, we actually do. Events are as you choose to see them. Getting through these times of change is about mindset. It’s about how we choose to see this challenge. For me, being quarantined at home is an opportunity for discovering how to better collaborate with colleagues and network remotely, spending more time with family, and researching about new business practices and opportunities. I choose to learn, grow and trust, and this is a good time to do so. The Freedom to Choose a Proactive Mindset in Challenging Times By Anne Krog Iversen, Chief People, DNA and Culture Officer of TimeXtender