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THE COURAGE TO BE WHERE YOU ARE

COVID-19 changed everything overnight.

After a few days, I found myself getting numb from the overly informed updates and constantly changing guidelines that made me feel left out, and confused on what to do to protect my people or where to take the business.

Yet, certain things continued to stay the same: the importance of community, collaboration, communication, trust, patience, resilience, and creativity.

Courage is also one thing that I’ve been reflecting a lot on:

The courage to listen.
The courage to speak up.
The courage to be still.
The courage to create.
The courage to be ok with not knowing.

And courage to be comfortable with where I am right now at this moment.

We’ve valued certainty for so long that we’ve forgotten how to be ok with uncertainty. This can be a great opportunity for us to learn. Even before COVID, change was happening. The way we work, hire, and travel was changing. But now we are forced to change, to see how much courage we need in our daily lives.

Courage is being ok knowing that standing on a cliff of uncertainty is scary. Courage is being ok with not knowing all the answers. And courage is, despite the uncertainty, making the effort to pause, reflect, and create something good.

Courage is to be who I am, where I am today.

With love,

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

About the Author

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Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

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