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High achievers come with big ambitions and an intensity that helps them succeed. It’s one of the reasons they excel and are often seen as the super star leader or go-to member of the team.

That drive can also lead to higher levels of stress and the potential for burn out. It can show up as less-than their best at work and can even carry over to problems in relationships and life outside the office.

Today’s replay with a purpose addresses emotional intelligence. Guest Dr. Samantha Madhosingh explains that it is the key to sustaining high achievement and personal fulfillment.

2:20  What is emotional wellness?

  • How you feel about yourself.
  • How you show up in the world.
  • Empathy and the ability understand all the ways you contribute, not just through work and achievement.

6:08  How do we cope?

We see high achievers use busy-ness with no time to “worry” about feelings. When stress becomes untenable, Dr. Samantha shares that everything from overwork, to drinking and self-medicating is used to keep the high achiever going.

8:34  Emotional Wellness Myths

  • It’s not important. Truth: How you feel (especially about yourself) is everything.
  • Asking for help is a sign of weakness. Truth: It’s a sign of strength to want to be your best. Dr. Samantha shares excellent advice for those who want to change the burn-out dynamic.
  • External drivers bring us happiness. Truth: What’s out there will never be enough if you don’t take care of your emotional wellbeing.

12:23  Coach Mo reminds us that it’s hard to see the picture when you live inside your own frame. Dr. Samantha shares a process that can help you make that shift. It’s a simple exercise that anyone can do. Don’t miss this step, especially if you want to continue to be a valued leader at work, with your health and wellness intact.

19:52  Coach Mo Knows

Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief  

Question: Who will you invite to be your accountability partner?

Inspiration: There are two things over which you have complete domination, authority, and control. Your mind and your mouth.   Dr. Molefi Asante

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