Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Turning stress into performance

Turning stress into performance
(Designer Bubble with help from Dr M.Brusman, Psychologist and Executive Coach)

Core beliefs…are these hurting you?
Making mistakes are terrible
Every problem has a perfect solution
Everything is within my control
I cannot change the way I am or think
People should like me
There is not enough time
Learned Optimism
Stress resilient people share an optimistic “explanatory style”
Change your internal dialogue
Troubles are temporary
Troubles are not permanent unless you keep thinking about them
Troubles are not universal, they are specific
Take the credit when things go right, share the troubles and give your team a chance to work it out with you.
Sharing troubles gives others the opportunity to learn, help you and not get into the same troubles themselves.

1.Bubbling: Draw bubbles and write in each bubble the subject on your mind

2.Prioritise each bubble

3.Attach a buddy to each bubble if you need



Change Resilience

Change is inevitable, here are some strategies that I found useful from Dr Brusman.

Title: Change Resiliance
(Designer Bubble with help from Dr M.Brusman, Psychologist and Executive Coach)
Change comes as an enemy only to those who have lost the art of accepting it as a friend - Tagore

You may not get all the information you want
It may happen quickly
1.What are potential changes at work?
2.What are potential improvements at work?
3.Can we prepare for these  changes? (Remember that continuous improvement builds your resilience to change because you will learn to adapt proactively)
Stages of Fright
1.Denial: This can’t be happening…
2.Resistance: Anger, loss, blaming
3.Exploration: Seeing possibilities
4.Commitment: Focus, Vision, Action
Change Master Class
1.Remember your objective and who you are.  Change will happen, but you will be okay.  Use your strengths
2.Develop adaptive skills:
1.Goal setting
2.Getting support, working with others
3.Recognising opportunities
4.Creating action plans
5.Contingency planning
“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” 
― Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience