It’s Time to Stop the Madness

I have spent a lot of time over the last couple of days as all of us have just watching the world like fall apart, just scratching my head and thinking…What on earth is going on here?? And honestly, from, from where I’m holding, enough is enough. We have to do something … that’s the bottom line.

It’s painful to look around right now and see the shock, the chaos, the fear, and the uncertainty – EVERYWHERE. And we know that it’s going to get worse before it gets better. We know that. So many of us are just buckling in for the long haul, because no one knows what to expect. And that’s the scariest part: the unknown is really what makes everything is so scary right now.

I don’t think most of us are actually afraid of the virus.  A few people are afraid of getting the virus, and some are afraid of maybe spreading it to loved ones who are elderly or not so healthy.  So there are many people that are being very vigilant right now and rightly so, to make sure that they don’t become a carrier for the virus. But I don’t think that’s where most of us are holding. I think most of us are actually afraid of what this madness is doing to the economy.

And here’s the thing y’all…we just cannot give in to this madness. We must find a way to rise above the drama somehow.   Maybe we need a secret society (or a not so secret society).  Or better yet, a not so secret cyber society of just normal every day women and men, just like you and me, who can build an army, starting at home.

And the reality is, as cliche as this sounds, we must raise the bar for humanity.  Because if we’re not going to do it, who is??  Yes it sounds insane, but right now in this moment of time, this is the only time in the history of the universe that the world is so closely connected through internet and social media, that we can actually affect Bombay from Boston and Thailand from Tucson with just the push of a button.  We know we’ve got to raise the bar, and while it sounds insane to think that normal everyday people like you and me, sitting at home with all of our kids and all of our work and all of our drama, could be the ones that could make a difference in the world, who else can we count on to do it?

I believe this is exactly what we are called to do right now. We are exactly who is going to be the one to make the change. You know that we can’t count on politicians or the government or celebrities. So if not us, then who? And if not now, then when?

Every mission to change the world starts at home.

So maybe you’re a wife, you’re a mother, your grandmother.  Maybe you’re a millennial, maybe you’re a baby boomer, maybe you are a business owner or a professional, maybe your a leader or an influencer. And now all of a sudden you’re a a stay at home mom and a mom-preneur and an entrepreneur and a home-preneur all in one. Maybe you’re a perpetual dreamer. You’re a visionary, you’re a doer, you’re a a mover and a shaker and a go getter, and you’re a champion. You’re a fighter, you are a bounce-backer.

You’re a woman, you’re a warrior, and you are looking around and saying, there is no way that I can settle for this.

If that’s you, then I want you. If that’s you, I want you to be a part of my tribe. If that’s you, I want to be a part of your tribe, because it’s gonna take women who think like this, who are just crazy enough to think, “Maybe I’m not famous. I’m nothing fancy. I’m nothing special. But I’ve got inner power. I’ve got inner superpowers that nobody has seen yet, and it’s time for me to unleash some of the super power to change the world, because the world has gone crazy and we have got to do something about it.”

The rest of the world right now is paralyzed by chaos and fear, but you are ready to make a change.

So let’s do this.

Let’s think about this for a second.

If we know that we cannot count on anybody else to bring sanity back to the world, we can’t count on everybody else to bring calm. We can’t count on anybody else to bring order into the chaos. We can’t count on anybody else to bring clarity and certainty. So it’s gonna have to be us.  We are going to become the change we want to see in the world. You know, in this crazy time where the rest of the world is frozen and panicked, this is our time to literally play leap frog with the universe!!

So how are we going to do that? Well, we’re going to come together somehow, some way and we are going to create an elite tribe.  This not-so-secret cyber society of high performing goal-achieving women who refuse to settle for the madness.

We are just going to become everyday women who refuse to get sucked into the drama. We’re going to wage war on mediocrity. We’re going to turn our stumbling blocks into stepping stones. We are going to come out and emerge better than ever. Stronger, smarter, happier, whole, innovating and emerging as the leaders that the world needs.

The world right now doesn’t need leaders from a stage or leaders from a platform or leaders from afar. We need leaders at home. We need a tribe, an army of leaders that are rising to the occasion from the quarantine. That’s what we need. We need a quarantine tribe of everyday women women from all backgrounds and all walks of life that will help each other rise to the occasion.

So what if we could teach you how to unleash your untapped potential and streamline your focus to become the force that you were born to be?  If you’re like me and you’ve ever woken up one day and looked in the mirror and said to yourself,

Is this it?
Is this all there is? I know I was made for more.
I know I was put on this earth for more and refuse to go down in a pile of potential.

So if you would like to join our yet to be named yet to be organized underground society of women around the globe who are ready to bring the fire, then I want you to write #warrior in the comments and I’m going to put some thought into exactly what we’re going to do here.

But one thing I know: this season of chaos will pass.

Yes, it’s going to get worse before it gets better, but it will pass. So here is what you have to ask yourself:

  • When the dust settles, where are you going to be?
  • Are you going to be out in front of the pack, leading the way, because you tapped into your inner brilliance, and you learned how to play leapfrog with the universe?
  • Are you going to have emerged as a leader, an innovator, and an influencer because you made the on-purpose choice to unplug from the groupthink that is killing us right now and you chose to swim upstream?
  • Will the rest of the world be eating your dust because you didn’t get sucked into the drama?
  • Or will you be left scratching your head and wondering what happened, along with the rest of the masses?

That’s what I really want you to think about right now. I want you to go to bed tonight and I want you to think about “Where am I gonna be when the dust settles?”

I mentioned this yesterday in a Facebook Live I did. I read an article on Entrepreneur online that talks about the fact that this crisis that we are all in right now is forcing a new level of innovation that is absolutely going to change how the world works for decades to come, and there are no doubt going to be a new league of leaders, a new league of innovators that are going to emerge as the game-changers. They’re going to emerge as the ones for the record books, and these are the ones that are going to be able to lead the pack as emerge into the post-pandemic world.

So are you going to be one of those humans that emerges from this cocoon of the quarantine as a champion, totally focused on the life you want to create?  And yes, it is going to be women just like us…who feel like we don’t quite have our acts together, who are totally juggling overwhelm right now, who aren’t sure what to think.  Don’t worry… nobody knows what to think just yet.

Nobody has all the answers right now. Nobody has all the solutions, but you know what we’ve got to do? We’ve got to choose to be the calm in the storm. We’ve got to choose to pull it together. We’ve got to choose to unplug from group think and we’ve got to choose to get clear, to get focused, to get purposeful, and to get intentional.

We can either do that, or we can eat a bag of potato chips every day for the next month while we are watching the badness unfold. Or, maybe we want to do both! I don’t know. But do you want to be one that is left to scratch your head and pick up the pieces along with everybody else when the show ends? I don’t think so. I know I don’t. I do not want to go down in a pile of potential. So I’ve got a few ideas running through my head, and one thing I know we as women – mothers – daughters – must rise to the challenge.

The mompreneurs, the millennials, the baby boomers. Together we can make magic together. We can make miracles happen together. We can bring the fire and we can become the force. We can be the change we want to see in the world.

So if you want to be the one who will say, “I am so glad I did!” instead of falling by the wayside with those who wish they had, I want you to type #warrior in the comments, and then I will find a way somehow, some way to share a followup plan of where we’re going to go from here.

Sending lots of extra love to you today,

Chaya xo

Chaya Ben-Shabat
Chaya is a mom, entrepreneur, success coach, athlete, student, dreamer, and world traveler.   She is also the founder and CEO of an up-and-coming international school system, designed to revolutionize global education.  She works with highly determined women to help them bust through their obstacles, discover and channel their inner superpowers, and master the tools and skills necessary to design and create the life of their dreams.

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