State Management For Ultimate Results

Ever been driving along when suddenly the car in front slams on the brakes? My guess is many of us have experienced that massive instantaneous reaction that almost makes you jump out of your skin, the one that mobilises your attention and puts you in response mode to the impending danger.
We may know this a fight of flight mode and we may have heard about the risks of working in a stressed state for prolonged periods of time and the effects that has on our Health and wellbeing.
The question is, if there is a way of managing your state, reducing and controlling your responses to the environment you’re in, that supported your wellbeing, physical and mental health, is that something you would be interested in and worth you investing in as part of your personal development?
Come and experience how you can put back balance into your system, how you can consciously work with your Head, Heart and Gut intelligences to better your decision making.
Recognised by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) for continuous coaching education units and by AC ( The Association For Coaching) The mBIT training course is suitable for everyone and in particular business leaders wishing to further their leadership development, for coaches wishing to add this transformational and complementary modality to their skill set. For teachers, medical practitioners, social workers and those engaged in activities to support the growth and development of others.
Our next UK course is in Gloucester 30th Sept – 3rd October and limited to 12 places
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Personal Resilience

Building Personal Resilience

That your attitude matters so much has always been known, so it is no surprise that this truism has now passed the rigours of scientific method.

New research by Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study shows that your attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ. Not only that, she found that you have one of two broad mindsets, a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.

With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change. This creates problems when you’re challenged because anything that appears to be more than you can handle is bound to make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed.

People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.

Reading an article in a newspaper over the weekend, I quite liked the analogy “face up to life’s challenges and see effort as a path to mastery not as a brand of suffering.” I think that this is particularly relevant in today’s world where we are seeing an ever increasing number of people wanting and expecting everything instantly. When faced with a knock back, a refusal or a requirement to put in some effort with no guarantee of success, they struggle to find their resilience!

According to Dweck, success in life is all about how you deal with failure. She describes the approach to failure of people with the growth mindset this way,

“Failure is information—we label it failure, but it’s more like, ‘This didn’t work, and I’m a problem solver, so I’ll try something else.’”

This reminded me of the story of Edison who brought the commercial light bulb to the world. who after each bulb failure framed the failure as just another way it hasn’t worked, proceeding to learn from the failure and moving straight onto the next design.

Persistence is rewarded when a flexible and growth mindset are present.

What’s also important is to understand your motivation.  Knowing the things you love to do will be a big influence on your success, you will do these things easily, knowing the things your passionate about and making these the things you concentrate on will, combines with the flexible and growth mindsets nearly always guarantee your success.

Want to build your personal resilience? We have the above cards available from our shop