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This podcast answers some of life's most challenging and awkward communication questions. We cover everything from diffusing a jerk to asking for a raise. We'll talk about how to start a conversation at a networking event, and what to do if your nose starts running in the middle of a presentation. You'll learn how to handle these situations with ease. These episodes are based on actual questions from my clients every day and come with practical tips you can start using immediately. I've kept these episodes short, so you get just what you need, when you need it, without having to listen through long, drawn-out interviews. Listen, whether you're talking at work, home, or just hanging out with your friends, there isn't an aspect of your life that isn't impacted by your communication, so why not be the absolute best you can be? 

Nov 24, 2022

Today we’re talking about a question that will help you make better decisions and build resiliency.  I’m guessing you're a bit like me, I think. You're interested in personal development, on a perpetual quest to be better, and love to learn.

Am I right? 

You might also be like me in that you've run up against a lot of challenges in your life. Life hasn't always gone your way. You haven't gotten everything you've wanted, or maybe, you've been tested beyond what you thought you could handle.  You've had to be resilient, even when you didn't want to be.

Maybe you need to be resilient right now.  

This week I watched Lucy Horne's TEDx Talk 3 Secrets of Resilient People, and it's the inspiration for this podcast. I won't share all the secrets. But because you enjoy communication content, I'll share with you the question she asks herself to boost her resiliency, and it's this...

"Will this help or hurt me?" 

Its simplicity is brilliant and drives right to the heart of where we need to go when making decisions. 

I don't know about you, but I find it too easy sometimes to make decisions on autopilot, like putting off a call or a project, because the reward of doing something else may be immediate. Sometimes it's easy to dwell on what's past instead of moving forward because moving forward means accepting that I can't change what's happened.  But when I ask myself, "Will this help or hurt me?" it creates much-needed space for better decision-making. When you ask yourself and answer honestly, the right decision becomes clear. 

Resilient leaders make decisions that help themselves and others. 

Remember that as you decide your way through today. 

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