Tag: performance

Stay Calm – Do You Manage Your Emotions

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.

90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress Sin order to remain calm and in control [TalentSmart]

For animals, intermittent stress is the bulk of what they experience, in the form of physical threats in their immediate environment.

Bulk of your stress is subjective and under your control. Top performers have well-honed coping strategies that they employ under stressful circumstances. This lowers their stress levels regardless of what’s happening in their environment, ensuring that the stress they experience is intermittent and not prolonged.

Appreciate What You Have

People who worked daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude experienced improved mood, energy, and physical well-being [Research at University of California]

Avoid Asking “What If”

Things can go in a million different directions, and the more time you spend worrying about the possibilities, the less time you’ll spend focusing on taking action that will calm you down and keep your stress under control. Calm people know that asking “what if’’ will only take them to a place they don’t want—or need—to go…

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When someone quits

Say, you’ve hired just over 60 people in your company’s history. Today, you’re at 50 and still hiring.

The first loss could be the most difficult. You had to let your very first employee go due to poor performance.

Each subsequent firing can hurt your soul a little less. You then learned to couch things in mind in terms of what would help the rest of the team when you were confronted with the shocked look on the face of anyone who’s just been told she/he is no longer got a job.

Then, when you were perhaps a dozen people, a brilliant programmer of yours sat you (the founders) down one morning and said she was quitting. Initially, you could be stunned. You can’t fire us! Losing her would put us in a bind, as you had a product to build and competitors to stay ahead of.

Then she told us his reason: “I’ve been dreaming of starting my own company, and a friend and I have finally decided to do it.” That could change everything…

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