resilience starts with information
According to conventional wisdom, every person on the planet faces challenges, even though it sometimes seems that a chosen few skate through life unscathed. The truth is, at some point or another, events — a broken heart, family conflicts, a health crisis, job loss, money problems, political upheaval — will bring us to our knees. The good news is that it is possible to survive (and even thrive) afterward as long as we are resilient, which is described as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, threats, tragedy, trauma or any extreme source of stress.
My favorite go-to source for boosting my personal resilience level is a terrific book that was published over a decade ago but is full of timeless wisdom and useful tools. “The Resilience Factor: 7 Essential Skills for Overcoming Life’s Inevitable Obstacles” by Drs. Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte is based on proven ways to counteract…
3 tips for resilience in the workplace
Whether you are sitting in traffic, or at war, the body reacts to stress in the same way. And it’s costing businesses millions every year, according to one ex-US Marine turned leadership and peak-performance expert.
Andrew Wittman is the founder and CEO of the Mental Toughness Training Centre and a former bodyguard to Hillary Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, Sir Elton John, and many other prominent politicians. He now travels the globe helping executives and their employees better deal with stress at work and at home.
“You don’t have to go to war to feel stressed, whether you’re sitting in traffic, on a deadline, or on the battle field, your body reacts in the same way,” Andrew told CMO.
“Half the brain shuts down when working from fear or worry, and the part of the brain that shuts down is the creative, problem-solving part, which is vital to the modern workplace.”
Wittman said stress is not getting any easier for anyone in a world of fast-paced change, increasing…