29.11.2018

Be mindful. Respond, don't react!

 Show Interest

Be mindful. Respond, don't react!

 Show Interest
Most of what happens to us, whether in our lives or in our careers, is totally beyond our own control. But as Epictetus taught us, “It's not what happens to you, but how you respond to it that matters.”

If you instantly react to what happens to you, how people treat you, what people do or say, then you have lost control.

If on the other hand you pause and respond calmly then you retain control and you give out a totally different subliminal message about your level of emotional intelligence.

A former mentor of mine Stephen Harvey gave me a great example on a business trip to Denmark many years ago. Your child knocks over a glass of milk. You can either react with, “Now look what you’ve done, you clumsy idiot” or you could consciously relax, breathe, pause and respond with, “That was a clumsy thing to do for someone who is normally so careful.”

At work, at home or at play be aware of the subliminal seeds you plant in the minds of other people. Be mindful! #proteuscareermanagement #mindfulness #coaching #personaldevelopment
  • Personal development
  • Mindfulness
  • Career Coaching
  • Career Management
  • Career Mentoring

I am a proactive director and business leader who is intent on providing, in the most ethical manner possible, discreet and confidential career management services to individuals. My ultimate aim, my…

Accountancy

Should You Outsource Your Accounting?

It Might Be Tempting To Try And Do The Accounting Yourself. But Getting A Team Of Experts Could Save You Precious Time…
Accountancy

The Five Business Technologies You’ll Want To Adopt

Making Sure Your Company Keeps Up With The Best Practices Will Guarantee Future Progress And Keep Your Business…
Accountancy

Quick Ways To Improve Your Financial Performance

If You Want To Improve The Financial Aspect Of Your Business, Start With Smart Changes That Will Bring You Great…

More Articles

Accountancy

Top 3 Reasons You Need A Small Business Budget

Why Every Small Business Should Have A Business Budget? The main reason why small businesses need a monthly,…
Business Management

Seven Tips for Pricing Your Offer Correctly

Are you tired of not making enough money? Use these tips to make as much as you deserve. There are so many things to…
Accountancy

Hire A Part-Time Finance Director: Top 5 Reasons Why You...

In this blog, we discuss all about how hiring a Finance Director can impact your bottom line. Well, first and…

Would you like to promote an article ?

Post articles and opinions on Chester Professionals to attract new clients and referrals. Feature in newsletters.
Join for free today and upload your articles for new contacts to read and enquire further.

Find the right professionals in Chester

View The Full Index

Search By:

Submit your Enquiry here

Enquiry Details

Contact Details