We are currently living through a time history will never forget. As the coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, spreads across the world, claiming lives, businesses, and our sense of stability, we need to support one another now more than ever.
The Inspiration Lab’s community of working women provides tools and teaching in a supportive forum so we can grow personally and professionally. We have always said we’re a soft place to land and a strong place to launch. To that end, we have built this page to equip, inspire, and support you through the challenging days ahead. The good news is we are in this together.
I am honored to have you in our little corner of the digital world. We are so glad you are here!
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
Self-care is not selfish — it's strategic, and that's truer these days than ever before. If you were to get sick, totally burnt out emotionally, or become unable to help the ones you love, it would truly cause harm. Amid this global health crisis, we want to teach you how to optimize your life for self-care. Self-care and stress management are smart, especially when the stakes are this high.
If this is an area where you could use a little inspiration and teaching, then we have a FREE workbook just for you. Inspiration Lab founder Stephanie Lanier has written a downloadable workbook filled with principles and practices for these unusual times.
SMALL BUSINESS SELF-CARE
There's also something extra special for those of you who own your own business. We know running your small business looks a little different right now. Now more than ever, as a small business owner, you’re spending a great deal of time and energy taking care of other people: your customers, your employees, your vendors, your partners. The list of people counting on you is likely growing by the day and that means you need to take your own self-care very seriously. This workbook walks you through five strategies for small business self-care as well as a checklist.
HERE TO HELP Crisis Checklist: COVID-19 Edition
It’s hard to think straight in a crisis because your body is using all its resources to sustain the hypervigilance you likely feel. Your body, mind, and emotions are all in survival mode.
This checklist can be used as we fight an invisible virus with far-reaching impacts.
SUPPORT Do you own a small business?
Our Small Business Squad is a group of women within The Inspiration Lab who gather monthly to talk about both the joys and challenges of owning a small business. We often joke we are CEOs... as in "chief everything officers." Before the pandemic, our group functioned as an in-person book club. But for the foreseeable future our squad will be online and operating during highly unusual circumstances.
Because of this, we will talk more frequently and we'll be focused on meeting your immediate business-related needs. Some have already closed their doors, had to lay off employees, and need access to grants and loans right away. Others run their businesses virtually and have not been impacted quite as much by the restrictions being enforced all over the country. It's a very challenging time to own a business, but we're here to guide one another through these difficult months.