In this week’s video my apprentice turned colleague Nicola Bird points us upstream to our “psychological immune system” and how a little bit of understanding goes a long, long way towards helping us go beyond anxiety to “a little peace of mind”.
This week’s video is excerpted from the A Whole New Way of Thinking About Decision Making video program. It’s an exploration of how easy it can be to navigate our lives when we understand the black and white nature of our own knowing.
When I was an actor (several lifetimes ago), I realized fairly early on that I was really good at taking direction and pretty hit or miss when it came to coming up with ideas on my own. If a director told me to play a scene as though I secretly fancied the person I was confronting, or I had just been told I had a life-threatening illness, or as though I was scared out of my wits and trying really hard not to let it show, I would feel inspired and things would come through me that made me feel like Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Robert DeNiro rolled into one.
In part one of this blog series, I highlighted how caring about people and a job well done as being at the heart of excellence and effectiveness in business and in life. Then in part two, I spoke to the feeling of care and caring as being the natural response to recognizing our shared humanity and engaging fully with our lives instead of our thinking.
In this week’s video George Pransky and I use sports metaphors (shocking, I know :-) to explore the myths behind what it takes to succeed and how freeing your mind leads to high performance and optimal results.