Navigating Setbacks with resilience: A journey of empowerment

Stress Resilience Rituals – Step into those red heels darlings!

Step into your red pair of heels, darlings, strike that power pose, and strut your stuff bravely, confidently, and courageously!

The reality of Solopreneurship can be daunting, especially when projects wrap up and you’re awaiting the next one. My focus has been to keep my eye on the prize, power through each day, and believe that my efforts will soon bear fruit.

I found myself exhausted from countless late nights at my desk, researching, developing, and marketing my brand while staying on trend and journeying through personal transformation.

After exploring resources to improve my service offerings, I anticipated inquiries. Finally, one came, sounding promising. However, it ended up being rejected without clarity on improvement areas.

This experience could have led me into a loop of self-doubt or destruction. Instead, I chose resilience and practised these rituals.

Of course, I shed many tears, expressed frustrations, and then hit the gym—only to find it closed. So, I streamed a workout video, cranked up my favourite tunes, and got my sweat on in candlelight, because of load-shedding…

I recovered, reflected, and learned the lesson of resilience. It’s about quick recovery and toughness.

What positive outcomes emerged?

I birthed my resilience rituals and shared my experience to empower others. Feeling vulnerable is okay, but bouncing back stronger is crucial.


  1. Be kind to yourself and your teachers.
  2. Be brave and continue putting yourself out there.
  3. Stay flexible and adapt to challenges.
  4. Reaffirm your purpose.
  5. Seek support from similar situations.
  6. Retreat and do what brings you joy to raise your vibration.

Now, go with the flow and embrace resilience!

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Natalie Leach, CHRP, is the Founder and Director of Talent at Hands on Human Resources. She has gained a comprehensive understanding of people management from 25 years of experience in various sectors both in-house and HR Consulting. She is passionate about self-improvement and empowering people and organizations to thrive. Hands-on Human Resources offers Virtual HR and Talent sourcing services to South African SMEs. Send an e-mail to to book a call.

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