A New Executive Coaching OR In-Company Half-Day Workshop Programme for Business (1/09)
How to ‘Recession Proof’ Your MINDSET
Change endemic pessimism into pragmatic and realistic optimism. By turning
unrelenting: negativity, gloom, helplessness, despondency, worry, stress, uncertainty, anxiety
and fear, into effortlessly feeling more: upbeat, motivated, calm, confident, rational,
energised, sanguine, focused and positive.
Are you a Pessimist, Optimist or Balanced?
By changing the way you think will change the way you act. This accelerated breakthrough
single-session 121 individual coaching or team/small group in-company workshop programme
is specifically designed to ensure you cope better no matter how uncertain, challenging
or difficult the environment gets. Quickly building mental toughness, psychological resolve
and emotional resilience will give you more control, confidence, hope and choices over managing
the challenges that lie ahead to achieve better results, higher performance and sustained
success (and improved wellbeing!).
- BUSINESS – "Optimism is the CURE for the downturn. Pessimism is the most
serious CAUSE for the global economic tsunami AND has an uncanny knack of being
self-fulfilling. No wonder almost every quoted share in the world has gone down
significantly. Even the most solid companies have traded down considerably - a
barometer of our general pessimism." Sir David Tang, Entrepreneur. BBC.
- CHANGE – "Anyone can acquire a positive mindset – even when the future
looks uncertain. It’s just a matter of CHANGING the way you think. Mindset is
all." John Naish. The Times. Jan 2009.
- SUCCESS - "Research shows when times get tough, OPTIMISTS do better
than pessimists – they SUCCEED better at work, RESPOND better to stress, suffer
FEWER depressive episodes and ACHIEVE more personal goals." Learned Optimism.
Prof. Martin Seligman. 2004.
- SALES - "The most OPTIMISTIC salesmen typically sell TWO TIMES more than
the most pessimistic salesmen (who are also TWICE as likely to quit in their first
year)." Insurance salesmen at Metropolitan Life.
- HEALTH - "In a study of 660 volunteers THINKING POSITIVELY adds an average
of 7.5 years to your life." Dr Becca Levy. Yale University.
Some people prefer to first look for difficulties; problems and dangers whereas others
consider the challenges they face as opportunities, offer hope and empowerment. What is
your preference? What are the secrets of success? And what are the implications for your
job, career, relationships and business – especially in the current economic climate?
Worse and best case people
Worse case people are the ‘skeptics’ who dwell on problems and typically
their mindset perceives life as being: dark, helpless, blaming, apprehensive, flawed
and hopeless. Seligman calls it ‘learned helplessness’. Best case people
rely on compelling dreams and values to pull them forward whilst anticipating that
things will turn out all right despite frustration and setbacks.
Each has its own weaknesses and strengths and when taken to extremes it can create
severe limitations. Over-optimistic or ‘rose-coloured spectacles’ people
can live an illusion finding it difficult if not impossible to deal with negativity
directly. Over-pessimism can be pervasive and even permanent allowing past emotionally
damaging, hurtful or evil events taint everything in their life.
What you will learn
- Understand how different ways of thinking and communicating directly influences results
- Be able to change limiting beliefs that prevent feeling more optimistic
- Diminish or remove negative emotions (fear, anxiety, worry) that block optimism
- Experience less stress, anxiety and worry and be more calm, energised and upbeat
- Have a clear mind to make focused, motivational and rational decisions
- Develop the mental resolve and emotional resilience to resourcefully handle all news however bad
You will also discover step-by-step how the concept of ‘self-fulfilling prophesies’
or the ‘glass half full or empty’ perspective will enable you to have more resilient
mental, psychological and emotional control so you can make practical step-changes contributing to
career success, better relationships and more effective communications.
Available as coaching or in-company workshop – This timely, fresh and flexible skills
programme format can be customised and adapted to suit your specific organisational needs
(Roadmap ‘Cluster’ of MindSkills Techniques).
For more details - please contact David Norman