Strengthen your RESILIENCE

Whenever we are faced with a difficult situation, how well do we manage to cope with it ? It all depends on our ability to accept the circumstances and adapt ourselves, managing the trauma or the sources of the stress and also our capabilities and skills which may support us and let us bounce back. The ability to recover and overcome the situation is a very valuable skill which is extremely useful in these difficult times.

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Get what you want from LIFE

What is life and are we getting what we want from it ? This is a question which may bother many of us. Of course the existence of living things is one aspect. But other dictionary meanings say that life is a verve, energy, excitement, sparkle etc. so the question may arise whether we are getting those things from our lives and are we satisfied with what we are achieving. Going further we could also say that it is the sum of the ideals we impose on it, or what we demand of it to be happy and fulfilled.

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EMPATHY – An essential skill

Reaching out to people is a skill which is essential for a competent leader. It is empathy which enables a person to know whether they have been successful in their efforts. It is also the ability to emotionally connect and understand what another person is feeling, see things from their perspective and put yourself in their position to feel what they maybe feeling. Empathy allows a person to know whether they have been successful in connecting with the person they are reaching out to.

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MINDSET – Its influence on our life

The most basic belief we have of ourselves is based on how we consider our personality.  Carol Dweck, a psychologist and expert on mindset, identified two types of mindset, fixed and growth. Those people with a fixed mindset believe that their character, intelligence and other abilities are all givens which cannot be changed and being successful depends on their inbuilt intelligence.  While those with a growth mindset thrive on challenges and accept failure as a facilitator for stretching their abilities and a catalyst for growth and development.  

Embracing CHANGE

Change is a constant in todays world and often attempts to resist change can be fruitless and futile. It’s better to accept the reality and embrace it when it comes along, so that you are better positioned to adapt to the new environment. Doing so would also present the option to recognize and seize the opportunities it presents.

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Recognize and APPRECIATE

The easiest and most effective way to recognize an employee for their work and dedication to the job is by being appreciative of what they are doing.

Unfortunately, most leaders or managers do not realize the importance of this and when they are busy and involved in their own work they tend to neglect doing so.

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A POSITIVE MINDSET in difficult times

We often face trouble keeping ourselves going and moving forward with a positive outlook, during difficult times. Living in an environment which is filled with anxiety and stress due to the calamity we all are having to endure and trying to keep ourselves motivated and positive is not easy and sometimes requires a lot of effort from us.

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Be RESILIENT in tough times

How is it that some people seem to be in control during tough and difficult circumstances, while other seem to be lost and without hope ?  It is the inner ability to be tough, face up to difficult odds and with it possess the flexibility to adjust and adapt oneself that gives a person the strength to cope with hardship and stress. Dealing with change is an inevitable part of our lives and the changes or adversities we may be facing these days is a part of the cycle. 

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