As a Mary Kay Senior Sales Director, I am well aware that emotions can be a powerful force in our lives.
They can be like waves; we can’t stop them, but we can choose which ones to surf. In this blog post, I’d like to share some advice on how to successfully navigate the emotional cycle.
Self-Coaching: The Key to Emotional Navigating
We all have an inner voice that guides us through life, and it’s critical to be conscious of the conversations we have with ourselves. The process of having a positive and productive inner dialogue that can help us navigate our emotions is known as self-coaching.
“What is my next most effective step at this moment?” is an important question to ask yourself. This allows you to focus on the present moment and take small, manageable steps toward progress and success.
Assume you’re having trouble getting out of bed for your morning workout. Rather than getting caught up in negative thoughts and emotions, ask yourself, “What is my next best step?” The answer may not be to immediately go to the gym, but rather to attend to basic needs such as using the restroom or brushing your teeth. When those small steps are taken, it becomes easier to decide to go to the gym.
The same holds true for our Mary Kay business. When you go on Facebook and see a list of friends you haven’t seen in a while, the solution isn’t to call them all right away. You can make progress by making a list of everyone you haven’t given a facial to in a while, and starting with the A’s. You can then do the same with the B’s, and so on.
Small Steps, Big Wins: The Power of Self-Coaching
Self-coaching is all about small steps that lead to big victories. These small steps are never too difficult, and they can be as simple as mountain climbing. The key is to take one step at a time and not become overwhelmed by fear and frustration. This is what allows you to overcome difficult emotions and achieve success.
Action Over Fear: The Power of Taking Action
“Action trumps fear,” as we’ve all heard. This is because we can overcome our fears and achieve results by taking action. It can be difficult to take action when we are paralyzed by fear and frustration, but it is critical to remember that small steps can lead to big victories.
Navigating Adversity with a Clear Vision
A vision is how you want to see your life, not a goal. A clear vision can assist you in navigating adversity and moving through it quickly.
For example, I recall attending a seminar where I realized I wanted to be a Senior Sales Director for Mary Kay. I saw women who were happy and successful, and it inspired me to create a vision for my own life. My vision is what motivates me to get out of bed every morning and face my fears and frustrations. It’s much larger than a goal because it will help me achieve success and make decisions for myself.
To summarize, navigating the emotional cycle can be difficult, but we can achieve success by using self-coaching techniques, taking small steps, taking action, and having a clear vision. Remember that emotions are like waves; we can’t stop them, but we can choose which ones to ride.
Now get out there girls and catch that wave!