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How You Can Use a Crisis as an Opportunity

Every crisis presents a new opportunity to begin a new stage in your life.



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We tend to associate the word crisis with cataclysms, events that change our lives for the worse and make us suffer. This is due to our need to live in a predictable world, where things never happen that we have not planned before. It does not have to be that way. 

A crisis can be seen as a rupture in life, as we previously knew it, but that is not always bad. Sometimes it can save us from ourselves. Every crisis is accompanied by a flashlight, allowing us to move forward. New life is born in the soil’s darkness when new plants sprout. 

Crises are probably a push from the universe, or our soul, to push us and allow us to accelerate our internal growth. Unless we feel uncomfortable, we are usually not very eager to explore new territories. It is the opposite of staying still and frozen.

There are as many crises as there are people and stars in the universe, and each gives us a chance to learn more about ourselves and grow inside. Through hundreds of clients, I have found that psychological and emotional disorders are often just the surface of real issues.

I have discovered that emotional or psychological problems are born because we lose touch with ourselves. Daily life usually seems to take up all our attention and effort, and we tend to think that we will have time to rest and relax later and that it is not that important to take time for ourselves.

We feel that our whole world has collapsed when we suffer stress, anxiety, or guilt. Those moments make the most sense because it is during a crisis that real change happens.

“In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.” – Amit Ray

Delving into ourselves always means returning to places we do not frequently go to because they make us remember bad memories that hurt us. We are unaware that we suffer because we avoid facing pain, crying, dealing with what is not working out, and our dissatisfaction. By facing our demons head-on, we can erase the pain and give a new meaning to our existence.

Every crisis presents a new opportunity to begin a new stage in your life. You only realize your strength when things get tough and you have to use your power to get back in balance. It is only when you are under pressure that you become a polished and shinier diamond. Changing your perspective in challenging circumstances can help you become a better version. 

In these challenging times, there are numerous crises. Even if you are not looking for it willingly, save the opportunity if it comes. Just keep growing, keep evolving.

Cultivating the following capabilities will help us overcome crises with resilience and be able to transform them into opportunities:


Resilient people are aware of the situation, their own emotional reactions, and the behavior of those around them. To manage emotions, it is essential to understand how we feel and the causes of our feelings without deceiving ourselves, hiding, without repressing.


It is essential to understand that setbacks are part of life. Our existence is full of challenges; this is the sheer reality. Although we cannot avoid many of the obstacles that come our way or prevent the vast majority of problems, we can remain open, flexible, and willing to adapt to changes without wasting useless energy fighting what we cannot change.

Internal control mode

Do you perceive that you are controlling your own life? Or do you blame external sources for your failures and concerns? Resilient people usually move in an internal control mode. They believe that their actions will affect a situation’s outcome. Of course, some factors are beyond our control, such as natural disasters or global economic crises.  The main thing is to feel that we have the power to decide how we think and what decisions we make that will affect our situation, our ability to deal with what comes, and our future.

Clear vision

When a crisis arises, resilient people can spot a solution. In dangerous situations, people sometimes get stuck in a narrow view. They cannot consider essential details or perceive opportunities or the need to adapt to new circumstances. Resilient individuals can calm down and reflect without being frightened.

Have Strong Social Connections

In difficult times, it is crucial to have people who can offer us support. It can be helpful to discuss our challenges and express the emotions that oppress us to gain perspective, seek new solutions, and take a little distance from the hurricane. Friends, family members, coworkers, and support groups can all be potential sources of social connection.

Identify yourself as a survivor, not a victim

In the face of any potential crisis, it is essential to see yourself as a survivor. Instead of thinking of yourself as a victim of circumstances, try to figure out how to solve the problem. Even when the situation may seem hopeless, we can remain focused on a positive outcome and maintain our inner balance.

Being able to ask for help

When our fortress falters, we must know how to ask for help. This can be done through books, a good therapist, or a coach who can help us develop our own internal capacities. We do not have to face all the challenges alone. 

Mónica Esgueva is the author of 8 self-development books published in Spain and Latin America, including the bestseller ‘Mindfulness.’ She studied with great spiritual masters, such as the Dalai Lama, for ten years in India and Nepal. She also completed several post-graduate studies and training, such as at Insead (France), UCLA, King's College (London), the NLP Center of New York, and more. She is known for combining the best parts of Eastern and Western spiritual currents as well as being a coach, spiritual guide, regressions therapist, lecturer, visionary artist, teacher, and economist. Besides her native Spain, she has lived in Paris, London, Tanzania, and Asia. Check out more on her website:

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

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