Are happy people more resilient? Are resilient people happier? Scientists, psychologists and philosophers are still debating on the correlation between happiness and resilience.
To what extent are they dependent and interdependent?
Based on my personal life and professional experiences, on my clients’ testimonies, as well as on research; my personal definition of resilience is the: “capability to bounce back, by using one’s resources and learning, as well as growing from one’s experiences.”
Since birth, infants have had a capacity to withhold distressful moments. Throughout the childhood years, the insti...
As Darwin says it best, “It’s not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most resilient and responsive to change.”
In a rhythmic life composed of growing demands, instability and pressure, your resilience is needed more than ever. As Darwin said, to survive, you must learn the skill of resilience in order to adapt to constant change and stress.
I personally define resilience as a “capability to bounce back, using your resources, learning, and growing from your experiences”.
Today’s world is marked with rising global instability, misinformation and information overload, fast and furious change, new technologies, collaborations platforms, shorter deadlines and an ever more demanded multitasking ability.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager, a leader, a student, a stay home parent, you are facing long stressful days and challenges.
In today’s world, your adaptation to uncertainty, to change and to ever-increasing demands is vital; that is precisely why your resilience is needed more than ever.
What Defines Resilience?
American Psychology Association defines resilience...
Lets face it. The entrepreneurial journey is a long path paved with stress, uncertainties, victories and failures.
Failure, a word that fills us with the emotions of shame, pessimism, disbelief and discouragement. But what if failure could mean something different? What if we could actually use failure to boost our self-confidence, strengths and success? What if we could change that negative bias into a positive one? Are you ready?
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss. Isn’t he right?
Oh the places you will go! Places, of self-discovery, growth and challenges. The ride is not always smooth, certainly bumpy at times, but at the end of your day, the journey is worth the ride.
Here are 7 tips and trick based on my clients’ and my experience.
1. Surround yourself with positive, aspiring and constructive people
Being an entrepreneur is not an easy drift down the river, as you have to juggle with various challenges, expected and unexpected ones…on your own. I recommend being selective with your surrounding in a healthy “selfish” manner. In order to manage and sustain your positive mental ene...
In my previous article on failure (Failure...aka The Invisible Side of Success, November 24th 2017), I wrote about failure in terms of experience, understanding it, and the differences between the good and the bad failure.
In today’s business world, top performing leader and successful entrepreneurs shifted their failure mindset from the old paradigm to the new one. They recognized that failure is indeed inevitable, that failure is a learning process, and failure contributes to their growth and performance.
Adopting the mentality of such successful performers requires you to first change your mindset and...
As I am preparing for my next workshop on empathy, I immerse myself in my reading books, articles, business cases, as well as discussions with my clients and social network. And these discussions triggered a big and loud astonishment.
What is empathy to you? What are the skills needed? What does it take to have empathy?
Throughout my discussions, I realized how much the term is misused, and how much it is inappropriately owned. To my disarray, empathy became a general characteristic, a popularized notion of just being “nice”, similar to the sticker primary teachers give for their children’ good work.
Empathy is the foundation for emotional intelligence as it completes self-awareness and self-management. Lacking empathy leads to handicapping your social life or and even to social disasters. Here how you can check you if you need to improve it.