Several months ago, I was speaking with a client about success habits within the leadership of her company. I was beyond shocked when she told me that most of the C-suite in her office take beta blockers right before they speak, to control their nerves. I thought to myself, 'WOW, there must be a better way to work with your nerves before you speak in front of your team, investors, clients, or anyone!' In fact, I’m certain there is a much better way. Here’s why.
According to the Mayo Clinic "Beta blockers, also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are medications that reduce your blood pressure. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. When you take beta blockers, your heart beats more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers also help blood vessels open up to improve blood flow."
When someone takes a beta blocker, s/he is counteracting the natural gift we were given by nature....
Over the course of a couple years, I sat down with 300+ individuals, from students to CEOs, to talk to them about their goals.
During these interviews, we talked about their perceived issues, why they felt the way they did, their obstacles, and why their goals were important. These interviews wholeheartedly confirmed something I had known my whole life; no matter where we are in life, or how good or bad we think we have it, we all face challenges.
Those who sat down with me were the brave few that were actually ready (or almost ready) to do something about it.
We talked about the feeling of not being heard, what it would feel like to really have people listen to you and how that would change the environment they work or live in.
With each subsequent question, my goal was to dig deeper and get to the fundamental why? Why was it important to be heard? Why was it important to be confident speaking in front of x? I asked 'why' 5 times, and with each of those why's they had to dig...
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