As career coach I am often asked the question of how to be focused and impactful in stressful situations. You hold two keys to success in your hands: Follow a clear-cut process to step up fully with your personality and expertise and activate your mental strength to stay calm and clear under stress.
Fresh impulses for a successful job change – the right job, not just any job! The path to a successful job change starts with you, with your goals, your expertise and experience, and with your personality! Where this meets the market is the key to success. In order for you to be effective with all of this and be at your best, one key competency is the foundation – your mental toughness. Similar to an athlete in competition, it is crucial that you (can) react to challenges, uncertainty and setbacks with clarity, calmness and high presence.
Why does negative drag us down more than positive uplifts us? And why is it so critical for us to have a minimum ratio of 3 to 1 positive versus negative?
If you are above this ratio you are uplifted by a vortex of positivity and if you are below it you are feeling continually dragged down by a vortex of negativity. Thank you Shirzad Chamine for compiling relevant research on this 3 to 1 ratio in your book “Positive Intelligence” and adding your own studies of the PQ vortex for describing this energetic phenomenon.
Mental Fitness – peak performance and inner peace in crises and challenges!
Mental Fitness means to face all the different challenges of life with a positive mindset and not with agitation and stress!
We all experience permanent change around us and uncertainty about what lays ahead of us. Covid has potentiated all this. What are your thoughts and emotions about it? Many of us feel stress and exhaustion, working overtime to compensate for what is feared. We may also put our head in the sand focussing on agreeable stuff, neverless having anxiety linger in the back of our mind. Or we may jump recklessly from chance to chance for fear of missing out, seldom giving our brain a rest.
There is a way out which reduces stress and increases performance with immediate short-term and sutainable long-term effects. Here are some first hacks on mental fitness to get started.