The Bold and Courageous Leader Podcast
About This Show
The Bold & Courageous Leader podcast brings resources to Christian marketplace leaders thirsting for a deeper connection between faith and work. Hosts Rhonda Peterson and Andee Marks provide insightful discussion, interviews with front-line leaders and those who have discovered unique ways of integrating calling and career, and reviews of current and classic leadership cultivating essentials. If you want to develop clarity and focus, a keen sense of time and energy management, and hone your God-given gifts to release your full potential, then this podcast is for you.
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The Bold and Courageous Leader Podacst Episode 34 - Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Today’s podcast is focused on living with joy in today’s world. How do we maintain a positive outlook, an attitude of well-being in this time of dissension and negativity in the social media stew with which we are constantly bombarded? Must we leave it all behind and not interact on social media or interact with any news programming? Enter Positive Psychology, the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Martin Seligman founded this field in the 90’s on the “belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within them, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.” He believed that when we focus on well-being, it leads to flourishing. I call that a glass half full perspective. Today we’re exploring the mindset that allows us to flourish and techniques to stay in that glass half full mindset. We’re talking about two of the tools in Positive Psychology: Priming and Grit. Priming means using our environment to influence our behavior – we want to increase positives and avoid negatives. In priming, we become aware of our environment and its impact on us. We engage the sensory input of our 5 senses. Positive primes include Color - Light Music/sounds Smells Tastes Words Photos Spaces Screensavers We need to take control of negative primes News fasts Technology fasts Facebook feeds today – convergence - both technology and news overload. Goal Shielding Environments with conflicting stimuli can undermine goal accomplishment Implementation Intentions. Rewards triple likelihood of success on hard goals! Remove ambivalence by establishing the reward for accomplishing the goal. Foster good habits. Reframe a negative situation into a positive one. I am here, I want to get there. How do I make this move? Grit is passion and perseverance in pursuit of a long-term goal. Others call it follow through, task commitment or deliberate practice, for instance the 10,000 hours rule for greatness. Angela Duckworth, author of the book Grit, says there are five characteristics of Grit. Courage