How To Effectively Deal With Stress

We’ve experienced a lot of trials around the start of a new year. Two years ago, I discovered the youth pastor was removed. This year, my sister’s dog ran away for 3 days and my dog was injured.

To say that the new year brought a lot of stress would be an understatement. My family was stressed.

Stress can be overwhelming, deal with it

I’ll be honest with you. I have two modes: Chill and ready to break. I was ready to break this year.

How To Effectively Deal With Stress

While dealing with the stress of the new year, I realized I knew how to deal with the stress. It wasn’t easy but I began implementing these tactics that lessened the stress in my life.

Supporting Our Servicemen And Veterans During The Holidays With Dan Dwyer

The Answers From Leadership Episode 027

The guest for today’s show is Dan Dwyer. Dan has spent time as an army officer and retired 10 years ago. He’s now helping guide leaders and organizations to achieve transformational results.

We can help support the men and women in our armed forces this holiday and Christmas season

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Show Notes:

Dan, can you tell us a little about yourself?

I spent 22 as an army officer. I’m a paternal twin and my twin brother still serves in the navy, he’s in his 32nd year. We were raised by our aunt and uncle.

This month will be 10 years since I took off the uniform.

Most of my focus is on leadership development at coachtoperform.com. That’s really my passion.

We’d discussed on LinkedIn about today’s topic: Leading veterans and servicemen in the workplace…

Yeah, particularly this time of the year, as leaders, we have to be mindful of some of the stressors, typically the holiday season, both at peacetime and especially the last decade plus, it’s been where suicides have increased.

4 Ways Positive Thinking Changes You

On a recent run, I listened to a fascinating book by Jon Gordon. That book was The Positive Dog.

Gordon shared the story a young dog who had been unadoptable at the pound. And he thought that he was going to be there the rest of his life.

Then, one day, an old, wise dog named Bubba stepped into his life. He shared with him the wisdom of thinking positive and how it could change lives.

Change your life with positive thinking

The book was a fun, short story about the power of positive thinking. It also got me thinking about my thoughts and whether I was thinking positively.

The truth is that I haven’t been thinking positive thoughts lately. I’d been pretty negative.

That needs to change. So, I’m remembering what happens when you begin to have positive thoughts.

Overcoming Adversity With Sean Ackerman

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 13

In episode 13 of the Answers From Leadership podcast, our guest is Sean Ackerman. Sean is a husband, father, business professional, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur. He has over 25 years practicing business management in small privately-owned companies to larger organizations. And now he wants to help you lead yourself to success.

You can beat adversity and stress

What else do you want us to know about you, Sean?

Overcoming adversity is what I started You Leading You from. My family and I had a period of homelessness.

After this trying period, I took the bull by the horns only to crash.

From this crash, I realized he wasn’t doing much. Sure, I was busy but I wasn’t leaving a legacy. That had to change.

How did you get into leadership and become the kind of leader you are today?

4 Ways To Deal With Stress

Stress is something every leader will face. Most likely on a daily basis.

Yet so few of us effectively deal with stress. This is a problem!

Stress robs us of our health. Stress affects our relationships. Stress plays games with our minds.

Stress is a killer.

That’s why we need to talk on ways we can deal with stress.

Let me be upfront. Over the past few months my battles with stress haven’t gone too well.

Between searching for a new vehicle to a major ERP upgrade at work to a frustrating iPad repair, there’s been a lot of stress.

My nights have been restless (My wife has said I’m throwing punches in my sleep). Anger has become an issue. I’ve even slipped into gossiping (I’m sorry Matt! I know what you say about gossip).