What do you think of when you hear the word resilience?
People often ask what it is we do at Klemmer Seminars. What is Personal Mastery? Why should I attend? If you are anything like me this is not always the easiest question to answer. Personal Mastery is so different for every person that attends that it is sometimes difficult to describe all the benefits that one individual can expect to experience. We know it is a three-day experiential training designed for people to create a large amount of change in a short period of time in their lives. It is a way for people to discover subconscious belief systems they have that they are probably not aware are running them and making choices for them. I also believe there is another massive benefit to our training.
Mental Resilience. When something happens in your life that you believe shouldn’t be that way, how long does it take you to recover? How much space does a painful or awkward conversation occupy in your mind and in your heart? Do you allow moments or seasons like that to define who you are or your self-worth?
This happens in my life often in the seemingly little events that occur. For instance, if I have an encounter with my neighbor about the noise level in the hallway, how do I respond? Before I did any work in personal development I might have lost my temper. Now I tend to be grounded and centered. However, even after being grounded during the event I can easily slip into allowing my mind to seep into the event. What I should have said. What they should have said. How I wish I had been more bold or a better leader. Then maybe I try to justify my position and make them wrong. Perhaps I even enroll other people in my life to encourage me that I am right and justified in this circumstance. Guess what? When I am mentally resilient, none of that is relevant. An event which prior to today would have created a mental hamster wheel where my peace took a beating, is now a blip on my radar. It is my mental resiliency that creates such a quick rebound rate, that I actually regain time and energy that would have otherwise been wasted on a situation that was not worth my investment.
Resiliency comes into play in the day-to-day moments in life and it also is a huge part of how you respond to the big things that occur in your life. When potentially traumatic things happen… have you trained yourself to be resilient? Does your mind have the muscle it needs to respond in such a way that your self worth and self esteem is untouched? When there is gossip, you get fired from a job, divorce, bankruptcy, or even a pandemic do you have the tools you need to coach yourself through the process? How quickly can you rebound? Sometimes when you are in trying times it is multiple times a day when you are mentally tested and get to actively choose to stand in the face of adversity. That is what Klemmer training does. It gives you the tools to be mentally resilient. To appreciate the moments. To ground and center. To choose to see that you are in the driver's seat of your own life and that the world is your oyster regardless of circumstance.
Are you training yourself to be resilient? What was the last thing you did to grow your muscle in resiliency? Maybe it was a book or a webinar. Maybe it is being back in a live experiential training. Whatever it is, this world deserves leaders like you. This world deserves compassionate samurai. Bold, ethical leaders who are committed to creating a world that works for everyone with no one left out.