“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.” Unknown
A guest post by Jennifer Mathews.
Finding balance in anything is difficult. We have heard time and again “Everything in moderation.” It’s easy to nod your head and respond with an enthusiastic “of course” when referring to rich food or alcohol or exercise or TV time or even the balance of “work” and “play.”
But what about how we’re each hard-wired?
Is stress getting the best of you?
I asked my good friend and fellow rock climber Dawn Baker MD to share some ideas about how to perform well when the pressure is on.
Dawn is a board certified anesthesiologist, so she knows first-hand what it takes to function at the highest level in stressful situations.
In this post, Dawn uses her love of climbing to illustrate some powerful principles of stress management and self-care. Whether you are a seasoned leader or just starting out, you will benefit immensely from Dr. Baker's insights. I know I have.
Every month I meet a new client who is disappointed and/or disillusioned with their life. They have built an empire of wealth, risen to the top of their field, accomplished the impossible, etc. and yet they are miserable. Their life has become about doing and achieving. In the midst of their progression they have lost sight of the ultimate end goal.