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It’s a dark and stormy night. The killer waits in the shadows for the unsuspecting victim….

Some of us crave the thrill we get from watching a horror film. (This is absolutely NOT me! A comedy or whodunnit is more my style).

So enraptured by the suspense, you actually start to feel the emotions of the hero of the story (fear, shock, terror, panic, defeat). Your heart is racing, you start to breathe heavier, a surge of adrenaline rushes through you.

Somehow the hero of the story survives, albeit bruised and battered after multiple twists and near-death experiences – and you feel intense relief. Endorphins are released, our body’s natural pain relievers and mood boosters.

This experience is known as excitation transfer. But many of us live with fear in real life, even if you are not in actual danger.

Fear of the upcoming pitch to the C-Suite. Fear of the presentation in front of the entire sales team. Fear of change. Fear of failure or imperfection. There is even nomophobia – fear of not having your cell phone!

One of the greatest fears is fear of the unknown. When you don’t have confidence in your success, there is a tendency to avoid what is causing your fear.

Managing your ability to adapt is a powerful tool to help you thrive! When you understand how you respond to your fears, you can start to reframe the steps to optimize the outcome.

If you want to know what your adaptability score is, contact me to learn more!


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