Use anger as motivation

TIP: Anger isn't all bad. In fact, anger can motivate us to take decisive action towards the things we covet most.  Use your anger! When you're mad, step back and reassess. There may be a couple things you want to add to that "to-do" list! What is it you want? What's blocking your progress? What … Continue reading Use anger as motivation

Pinpoint your anger

CHALLENGES: you didn't get the promotion, your salary increase was too low, your bonus was less than expected, you didn't get the job offer, the deal didn't close   REACTIONS: anger, frustration, disappointment, sadness, loss of confidence, disengagement     GOALS: resilience, grit, motivation, confidence, goal oriented behavior     TIPS: Isolate the source of … Continue reading Pinpoint your anger

Disappointment

CHALLENGES: you didn't get that promotion, your salary increase was too low, your bonus was less than expected, you didn't get job offer, the big deal didn't close REACTIONS: anger, frustration, disappointment, sadness, loss of confidence GOALS: resilience, grit, gratitude, confidence, motivation TIP: Okay, so harsh reality didn't meet your expectations and now you're experiencing … Continue reading Disappointment

MentalNote_Change

CHALLENGES: new job, new boss, unwanted change, new bonus plan REACTIONS: uncertainty, fear, anxiety, stress, confidence loss, anger GOALS: confidence, optimism, grit, resilience, openness, adaptability TIP: Recognize and manage your mixed feelings. You don't want to let your personal struggles with change cloud the positive potential a new boss, job or program may offer. If your feelings about … Continue reading MentalNote_Change

Embarrassment

Embarrassment is an emotion. It's a negative form of self-consciousness (Lewis, 2008).  Like any negative emotion, embarrassment can and should be managed. Negative emotions like anger, fear and sadness serve important purposes. The key is learning how to respond to a negative emotion in a positive fashion. Embarrassment isn't all bad. Research shows that people … Continue reading Embarrassment