We’ve all been there. That moment when stress takes over and turns us into that version of ourselves that we wish we had more control over. It doesn’t take many of these to learn the damage they can inflict on the way our leadership is viewed, our relationships, and the trust people have in us.
In this episode, we’ll discuss the actions you can take to improve your ability to remain calm, cool and collected in the moment and not let your emotions get the best of you.
Tune in for the full conversation or enjoy the moments below:
1:13 – Why this matters, and how it can impact you
1:54 – The importance of closing the gap between self-awareness and emotional control
5:51 – “Fake it til you make it” by starting with you outward composure (and how haunted houses can help)
7:40 – Break down your internal versus external expression of stress
9:57 – Using discomfort training: embracing the uncomfortable emotions so that you can get better at managing them
11:12 – The importance of practicing this in controlled spaces
12:18 – To manage stress “go micro” on your own reactions
13:43 – Move away from the emotion by engaging more of your brain
14:55 – The more self-awareness we have, the faster we can take control of our bandwidth
19:35 – Recognize your own fight or flight reaction
21:44 – How to choose between being genuine and letting emotions fly, and being yourself and controlled
24:04 – Why we shouldn’t “check our emotions at the door”
24:39 – Balance authenticity with your goal