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Bounce-back Ability: Create a Habit of Resilience Recover Quickly from Life's Inevitable Disruptions

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13 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Title Bounce back Ability Creating the Habit of Resilience to Recover Quickly from Life's Inevitable

    • 2. Crone Intro to Resilience

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Anything you do in life is filled with varying degrees & levels of disruptions. Developing a habit of resilience provides you with the bounce-back ability you need to recover quickly when faced with challenges ranging from creative blocks to starting a new project. Both positive and negative events cause disruptions. Resiliency provides the life-buoyancy skills to rapidly get back in the game with very little down-time. 

Join me, the Corporate Crone, in this 15 minute short-shot, yet informative session to uncover your current level of resilience. And then, learn a process that guides you to recover quickly by creating a default habit of resilient thoughts, feeling and behaviors.

The only prior knowledge or experience needed is an interest in knowing more about the personal impact you can have because of your increased self-awareness – especially as it relates to your most crucial skill of resilience.

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Sylvia Gaffney

the Corporate Crone


Hello, I'm Dr. Sylvia Gaffney.

My official title is an Organization Development Practitioner. Basically, I help individuals and organizations deal more effectively with CHANGE.

Individual change can be about good or bad personal or professional disruptions in your home or work world. Organizational change deals with all aspects of workplace disruptions ranging from new jobs or bosses, to mergers, new clients or work associates, different duties, or even remodeled space. It's just about everything. What is most interesting about change, is that it is one of the few things we have absolute certainty that it is going to happen!

I'm also a Career Management Consultant and a Leadership Coach. In my world, everyone is a leader depending on the skills, talents, and... See full profile

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1. Title Bounce back Ability Creating the Habit of Resilience to Recover Quickly from Life's Inevitable: this course is about bounce back ability, creating a habit of resilience to recover quickly from life's inevitable disruptions. 2. Crone Intro to Resilience: Hi there. I'm the corporate crone, and as the name suggests, I'm old no, a lot and have some practical insights and wisdom that is important for me to share with you. So listen up. This course is about resilience. You need this. Resilience is the most critical of all your skills. I have five points wanted to discuss with you in this intro, so let's very briefly consider number one. It's all about disruptions. Life is filled with varying degrees and levels of disruption all day, every day. Now, the second thing is that the disruptions can be good or bad in life events. Now most of us know what causes us distress. However, we rarely think of the equally is discombobulating things that cause us stress. Also thes objectively good things, such as getting a raise, buying a car, you know, landing that dream job. They equally are discombobulating, so you want to understand what to do. Number three. It's important to know that you're not genetically limited by how much resilience you can improve upon. It's not like your haIf or the shape of your ears. No, you can actually practice and trained to be more resilient than you currently our number four. There's good news and bad news related to resilience. The good news is that just about anybody can acquire more resilience. The bad news is that it's not theory it's practice, so you actually have to experience life's disruptive events in order to acquire more resilience. Now the fifth thing, it's what we're going to do during this course. Now simply, we're going to inventory your current resiliency quotient, and then we're gonna understand why it's so critical for you to increase your resilience. And third and most importantly, no, what you have to do in order to have more resilience in your thoughts, your feelings and your behaviors. So have fun with this. And if you put some effort into the course, you will be able to greatly improve your productivity personally and professionally and your effectiveness. You need this 3. 3: How resilient are you right now at this stage in your life? Bazillions quotient falls on a continuum from hide alot. Check out your personal resilience profile by thoughtfully and honestly describing the way you think feel or behave as it relates to your current stage in life. Click on the link to assess your resilience. Your prp provides you with some indication of how resilient you currently are, and it's more than worth your time to analyze yourself. Reported results. Hit the pause button in order to click on or copy this crazy long link into your browser. Access your personal resiliency Profile your p R P. Take the time to make a copy of this inventory, fill it out and then analyzed to understand what your current level of resilience is before you consciously increase your capacity. 4. 4: Do you see anything that you want to stop or start doing? Or keep the same? Now that you've assessed your current personal resiliency profile, is there anything you want to consciously change or explore further in the way that you think, feel or behave consciously change our key words here? You can't change by just taking a change pill. So this is where increasing resilience comes into play because continuous change is the major reason for honing in on resilience in the first place. 5. 5: you live in a world where change is constant and, like disruptions, air common things exist that you can and you can't change. Think of it like the weather. You're unable to change the weather, given the current level of technology and scientific knowledge that's available today. You can, however, control what you value. You can control your emotional responses and your attitude toward the weather or others actions and their attitudes. Because the rate in pace of change, with the result in good and bad disruptions, are what we can truly count on, we need to become more adept at adapting quickly to new realities. 6. 6: resilience is the rapid acceptance of new reality. Resilient people can keep dysfunctional behavior minimal while absorbing significant amounts of disruption in their life. Things do exist that you can't change. You may not have the power, knowledge or authority toe affect the change that you want. How do you handle it? Consider the different ways to see the unchangeable in your life. You couldn't go about it with the more fatalistic approach. Thinking of the unchangeable is something to endure, something to escape. Or you can choose to see the unchangeable things in your life as a useful tool, inspiring, energizing, a challenge irrelevant, even amusing. It's your choice. 7. 7: resilience is the baseline For all your other skills, it's the core strength, supporting all the positive traits in your emotional and psychological makeup. It helps you to impose structure on ambiguity. We rarely experience an average or normal day because we're constantly phased with disruptions of some kind or another. Individuals with resilience actually spend less time in dysfunctional behavior when inevitable disruptions do occur. Some individuals are born with the ability to handle more disruption than others, making resilience your deep, all thought or behavior we can't requires you to work hard at it. When you develop a habit of resilience, you learn to automatically ask yourself certain questions when faced with disruptions. Questions such as What can I actually control in this situation? What is the worst that could happen? Could I live with or without it? What are the odds that this will happen? What can I do to ensure, ah, positive outcome? Is there any possible humor in this situation? And what life lessons can I learn from this 8. 8: resilience requires a person to make choices about how he or she wants to live and respond . Toe life choices are made based on your values. You want to have clarity about what you care about, who and what matters to you, what you worry about and what you are highly motivated by. You. See, you pay a price, and what price do you pay? And are you willing to pay the price to be you because of your choices and the way you think and behave? 9. 9: What do you really know about your thinking style? How do you think about all the disruptions you experience? You need to correct your thinking if it isn't working for you, because the way you think causes you to have a biased in your thinking, feelings and behaviors. So as you increase your resiliency skills, try using a variety of responses. When disruptions do occur, there is rarely only one way to do many of the things we experience in life. It helps if you bring your habits of thoughts and behavior to consciousness. Use a simple exercise when faced, when yet another disruption simply exchange the word an for the word. But consider that it's not so much an event that defines your life. Instead, it's how you interpret that event. It's your attitude toward and your response to the event. Take the following disruption As an example of an approach to change in your attitude and your response, say to yourself I took a much needed trip to Florida, but it rained the whole time I was there. Not so good. Now, say to yourself, I took a trip that was much needed to Florida, and it rained So instead of catching rays, I caught up on reading some books. I wanted to, to the sound of the rain and also on back episodes of my favorite TV shows. Different approach. It may be interesting for you to try this simple exercise and Lissa disruption you've had in the past that would have a more positive outcome if you exchanged and for the word but 10. 10: a common thinking traps exists that threaten your resilience development. The three traps that occur most frequently are catastrophe izing, not challenging old and unexamined assumptions and jumping to conclusions. You catastrophe eyes when you're believe in a future threat is so great that you blow the event out of proportion. You focus on and worry about the worst possible scenarios that could happen. Think how many times you rehearse future events to the point of contact revising possible outcomes. The opposite is also true. Your thinking is continually being rehashed in the past. It's dwelling on the woulda, coulda shooters in your life. Try handling life by living in the present moment. You many times jump to conclusion and respond impossibly to situations when you don't have any or all of the facts. And that's why it makes sense to challenge your assumptions because you don't have relevant data or are most likely operating on old information. We many times continue thinking based on decisions we made when we were quite young. Even though we have changed, our thinking may still reflect unchallenged assumptions. On assumption is something that has taken for granted accepted without proof. Conclusions have been drawn enacted pound from these unsupported suppositions. UN examined assumptions limit your thinking 11. 11: your explanatory style is how you habitually explain the good and bad things that happen in your life. Why do you think good or bad things happen to you? Do you take what happens in your life as personal? Do you habitually say it's me that caused the good and bad things? Or do you explain those good and bad things as it's not necessarily made? It is the cause. Other circumstances were involved. Then look at how you think about permanency. Do you habitually say things always happen this way? It'll go on forever. Or do you explain things as temporary? Things do not always happen this way. Things will change. Then look at the idea being pervasive. Do you habitually explain events as this is the way everything is in my life? Or do you say it's not everything in my life? I can find another solution. You see, you stew, pay a price. The choices you make. What does your thinking an explanatory style cost you and how you do your life 12. 12: your resiliency skills are your life buoyancy skills. They keep you afloat when good and bad disruptions are happening around you. During this session, you've been exploring the reality of constant disruption. And hopefully, as you continue to become even more self aware, you are learning and layering on additional information about yourself and how resilient thoughts, feelings and behaviours can improve your productivity and effectiveness. I've listed some resource is I've used over the years and studying about and learning to be more resilient, starting with the seminal research by doctors EMI Warner and Ruth Smith to the resilience factor by doctors Karen Revenge and Andrew Chateau. The work by Dr L. C. Bird, the Survivor personality and the resiliency advantage. Dancing backward in High Heels by Dr Patricia O'Gorman, Roger Crawford's How High Can You Bounce? And Dr Robert Flax resilience the power to bounce back when the coin going gets tough and Carol hours burn work on the art of resilience 13. 13: I've experienced many good and bad disruptions in my life. Rather than feel victimized by those bad ones, I've chosen to be resilient. I try my best to be grateful for all those good and bad disruptions because they've contributed to making me who I am today. The corporate cone, an older woman with wisdom and practical insights to share. As I sign out for now, I invite you to check out my other courses on self awareness. The Siri's is about the price you pay to be you, because you really do pay a price by the choices that you make now the order you view these doesn't matter. They're all about increasing awareness of your impact. One is by clarifying your values, needs and motivators. Another one is by discovering your unique brand of success, and another is by the impact you make by uncovering your skills and talents. Also learn an easy yet brilliant way to talk about your success is there's a course called Getting Good at Getting Across your success is what you do well, using the scars Impact S T. A. R. S is an acronym, Then, looking at yourself and others with greater clarity using the Joe Harry window. There are more courses to come, and I wish you luck as you go through these courses.