executive health and performance
All human beings have personality traits, and self-management, self-discipline and resilience are all a part of this. Between these paradigms, where and if they cross over – you need to find the balance for you! Your balance is determined by you, and happens when there is a balance between soft-skills e.g. self-assessment, goal setting, time management, self-regulation and the emotions controlling these skills, in combination with the ability to overcome adversity, so that one can manoeuvre one’s behaviour to reach desired goals and increase performance, (Anfinsen, 2019).
Resilience can be explained as our ability to handle pressure and setbacks without letting it take over and turn into emotional stress, which often happens when something becomes a worry or overly stressful, or one feels pressured to the edge of what one can cope with. Therefore, you could say that resilience is a ‘must-have’ skill in the 21st century where people have to embrace and develop resilience while letting go of stress. Our environment is continuously evolving, and we have to deal with challenges influenced by changing economies and political uncertainty. Hence, resilience is much more than just bouncing back after setbacks - it is key to our survival in the 21st century workplace, helping us to make success in the workplace a habit (Anfinsen, 2019).
Power allows us to make independent choices and decision of our own, and it is up to the individual to decide how this power will be channeled and distributed. Power is important as it helps us to accomplish our goals and objectives, and the more power the individual has or take the more it will be able to influence and accomplish. Control on the other hand is what adjust and regulates internal power – and how power will be distributed. Too many people give away their power and control completely, which may lead to stress, depression and anxiety. Hence, this masterclass will teach you how you may regain control and take ownership of your own power (Anfinsen, 2019).
Growing up, and through life, we are all taught various things to increase knowledge and skill sets, but hardly anyone teaches us how to be happy or how to find happiness – even though it is one of the most vital elements in living a fulfilling life. Feeling and being happy. “Philosophers, theologians, psychologists, even economists, have long sought to define it, and since the 1990s, a whole branch of psychology - positive psychology - has been dedicated to pinning it down and propagating it. More than simply positive mood, happiness is a state of well-being that encompasses living a good life - that is, with a sense of meaning and deep satisfaction” (P.T., 2018). Much of your happiness is under personal control and can be influenced by increased life-satisfaction. (Anfinsen, 2019).