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6: Simon Haigh on Resilience
11th October 2019 • Happier At Work® • Aoife O'Brien
00:00:00 00:53:42

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In this episode, Simon Haigh and I talk about resilience, our “capacity to cope with life” or how we manage our emotional and behavioural responses. It is further broken down into self-resilience, societal resilience, and life resilience.

Self-resilience is about accepting yourself as you are, unconditionally. Knowing that we are not limited. Permission to feel our feelings, think, choose how to respond and live in the moment. Life is uncertain, so it’s about learning to live with ambiguity. You choose what you choose, there is not right or wrong answer.

Societal resilience is about building meaningful relationships with clear boundaries. “We become who we tolerate”. Communication is key, and avoid rushing into relationships, ask yourself “do I respect this person?” “Do I trust this person?” “do I like this person?”

Being self-aware is key. As is being willing, open-minded, and honest (including with yourself). Ask yourself “what will benefit me today?” Strive for progress, not perfection. “Did I try my best?”

Simon Haigh is a growth expert with over 25 years of of international executive, consulting and leadership coaching expertise - supporting organisations & leaders with strategy; high performance growth, change, improvement or transformation; business development and negotiation. He can be reached on LinkedIn, or through his website




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