The long-term effects of ongoing stress and high anxiety are enormous.
When we stay in a state of heightened fear, anxiety, and stress, it reduces our capacity to think quickly, and effectively, and more importantly, work through decisions, problem-solving, and conflict.
Most people have no awareness of their ‘reduced’ state – it’s become so “normal”. And whilst it’s not great for leaders to operate like that in this unhealthy “normal”, it’s also not ideal for those working with or for a leader who is operating in their reduced state.
It can mean people are often very quick to change their mind, are snappy and short, not communicating clearly or succinctly (ie. waffling and not really saying what they mean) and the worst one when operating at reduced capacity is reactiveness…… it can mean something happens, it can be blown out of proportion, or everything else is dropped and this new focus becomes EVERYTHING and everyone else around the leader has to jump as well.
It’s exhausting for everyone.
In some cases, highly stressed people operate faster, driven by adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormones), whilst others find it slows them right down and they’re trying desperately to do work, make decisions, and think quickly, however, the brain fog takes over.
PQing (doing Positive Intelligence reps – think lifting weights in the gym/muscles in your mind) means you can strengthen your ability to cope with difficult situations, long-term stress, and high workloads and your speed of recovery is amazing.
Because let’s be honest, we’re not suddenly going to be able to wave our magic wand and all the issues and challenges go away.
We have to get better at managing internally within ourselves what’s going on externally. The way in which we react, respond, and interact. It starts with the self.
So what if you could find yourself, coping better, managing differently, and leading very effectively through these challenging times for so many different reasons?
We recently recorded a video that showcased PQing to help overcome high anxiety and stress. You can watch it here, and we hope you find it useful and that you gain both insight and motivation to be the master at managing your state and being able to quickly and effectively shift negative thinking and emotions!
Tell us, what were your key takeaways? Share your thoughts, and let’s keep the conversation going.
Remember, knowledge is power, and the TOURISM industry is constantly evolving. Stay focused, stay motivated, and watch you and the business soar!
P.S Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways I can help you develop and work on your business leadership capabilities:
- Grab a free copy of Smash Indecision and Overwhelm, 4 Steps for Better Business Leadership E-book
It’s the road map to overcoming doubt and indecision, how to deal with “overwhelm” to improve your business leadership capabilities. —Click Here
- Join the Tourism Business Leader’s Facebook group and connect with like-minded leaders focused on building highly effective teams
It’s our Facebook community where smart leaders get to learn more about creativity, leadership and performance for tourism business success. —Click Here
- Join our Tourism Pro-Team Program
Helping tourism business leaders develop their skills to improve engagement, accountability and performance of the team. If you’d like to work with me so you can stop being reactive, have the difficult conversations and drive performance to get the results you want and know the business need then…message PRO to me here and I’ll get you all the details.
- Let’s get the Whole Team Together
Would you like a different perspective and someone else at the front of the room or on zoom/teams to lead regular and consistent team building, accountability, and engaging learning experiences, that drive results and outcomes for individuals, teams, and the business? If you feel a little challenged with everything going on, maybe sounding like a cracked recorded saying things repeatedly, or actually not 100% how to motivate and inspire the team, given the current nature of business, it may be useful for us to chat. Message TEAM to me here… and tell me a little about the business, your team, and what you’d like to work on together.