…a client complains?… your finances take a nose dive?… you get rejected for the job you want?… your boss loads you down with another work deadline?… the world seems full of social and environmental injustice?… your teen calls you phat-phree?
That response is to immediately look at the bright side, to see the gift, and to view it as a wonderful opportunity to develop. Right? Wrong. The old back brain gets triggered, and you’re in fight or flight response. You get sarcastic, passive-aggressive, petty or crawl in your cave and watch Frasier reruns. That is […]
So what does it mean to upgrade your operating system? Apparently, you can train your brain to stay relaxed, trusting, happy or confident under normally “triggering” events. You simply need to remember times when you’ve done it before and then create a habit or ritual to anchor it. Remember the last time someone else felt […]
Necessity is the mother of invention. All negativity can be the fuel for a new possibilities. Negativity is like the black soil that provides a base for the rose to grow, or it’s like the black oil that runs your motor car, or like the black liquorice that gets you through that late afternoon slump. […]
One way to un-trigger yourself is to form a habit of seeing negativity as the seed of new development. For example, crazy weather (and large chunks of Antarctica falling into the sea) may be seeding the environmental movement like never before. The overburdened health care system may be seeding the wellness movement. My monthly fuel […]