#017 - Listener Q&A and the "Why" Behind PERMA-V in 2020
Today we switch things up a little bit and wanted to take a quick pause and discuss why we are spending so much time on the Flourish and PERMA-V model. 2020 has been one of the most hectic, stressful, and uncertain years we have ever experienced. It's bad enough when there's a crisis going on but to be stuck in your house with nowhere to go just magnifies the stress factor. Add the weight of homeschooling young kids, worrying about the health and safety of your family, being separated from loved ones, and experiencing the constant drag and friction associated with working remotely and no wonder people are really hating 2020 right now.
That's why we're spending so much time on PERMA-V. We wholeheartedly believe that when times are tough and uncertain, improving positive emotions, becoming more engaged at work, leveling up your relationships, plugging into a greater meaning, checking items off of your todo list, and making sure you get enough sleep and are eating well can make a material positive impact on your life. The future is bright, we just need to hang on long enough to get there.
We also cover a listener question about how to break into a leadership position from an individual contributor role.