If we spend much of our lives under stress and pressure, how do we remember what we know are sound strategies for helping us get through it? Here are 5 steps to remain calm, focused, and solution-oriented during difficult times:
Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend. We’ve had some setbacks with my son Evan, so it has truly been an opportunity to practice what I teach. I will tell you, sometimes it feels impossible. His illness and brain damage causes him to rage in a way that is unimaginable for most. At…
Catch yourself while you are having a thought you don’t want. Then, work on coming up with a catch phrase or thought to replace it. If your goal is to be perfect at this right away, you can go ahead and forget it. This takes time and requires work. If it didn’t, everyone would be doing it!
We are conditioned by our parents, teachers, managers, peers, and anyone else with whom we’ve spent a great deal of time. Our conditioning causes us to think about things certain ways. The way we think dictates the way we act.
20% of the tasks that we do on any given day generate 80% of our results. These are our High Payoff Activities (HPA’s). These are not always the most fun activities, and they aren’t always the ones we would choose to do, but they do generate results.