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Imposter Syndrome: Fighting Through Self-Doubt

You might be aware of your impostor syndrome, but are you aware of the tools out there to help you fight against it? Ultimately, it comes down to your core beliefs, which are ingrained thoughts we have about ourselves as a result of different experiences that create our worldview. Essentially, your “core beliefs” completely change how you view and experience the world.

For example, someone who thinks the world is out to get them might experience even the slightest inconvenience as if they are being targeted. When you feel like the universe is working against you, it’s impossible to get into a mindset for success.

On the other hand, if you’re in a headspace that is ready to accept and overcome challenges, the world is really yours for the taking.

Try to assess your core beliefs by asking yourself the following questions:

  • What do I believe to be true about myself?
  • Do I rely on the approval of others for a sense of self-worth?
  • Am I worthy of love and acceptance as my authentic self?

Women in leadership roles have the power to change the workforce, and it all starts with a little mental exercise.

Registration is now open for the next 6-week Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Foundation program starting January 21, 2023. The program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

You will learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm, clarity, objectivity and creativity to handle life’s challenges more effectively.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Building Mental Fitness Foundations with the Positive Intelligence Program

Part of being a successful leader involves paying close attention to your mental health and well-being. While it’s completely natural to experience impostor syndrome and feelings of self-doubt, you don’t want to stay in that headspace for too long. That’s why Redwork’s Coaching is partnering with Positive Intelligence to create a six-week, immersive mental fitness program.

Based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work—In this program you will:

  • Discover your “Saboteurs” that hinder your performance and contribute to negative and repetitive thought patterns, creating even more stress and anxiety.
  • Learn how to take control of self-sabotage by implementing proven techniques to increase your confidence and remain calm under pressure.
  • Learn the ins and out’s of mental fitness so you can achieve peak performance as well as emotional and mental wellbeing.

If you’re curious, you can even take a FREE Saboteur assessment here, just scroll right to the bottom of the page.

Registration is now open for the next 6-week Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Foundation program starting January 21, 2023. The program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

You will learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm, clarity, objectivity and creativity to handle life’s challenges more effectively.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.

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Imposter Syndrome: The Impact of Your Inner Voice

Sometimes we use our inner voice to guide us to make better decisions, sometimes intuition can be more valuable than facts. When it comes to something like impostor syndrome, you’re usually stuck dealing with a vicious cycle of anxiety, things turning out okay, and attributing that success to something other than your ability.

When you deal with constant bouts of anxiety and fear like this, it’s not uncommon for you to advance into depression. The reason why it’s so hard to get out of this cycle is that the more you accomplish, the stronger the “impostor” feeling becomes.

It might be hard for you to pinpoint exactly where impostor syndrome affects your current life, so here are some examples:

  • You’ve moved into a leadership role and feel uncomfortable when referred to by your newer title as if you didn’t earn it.
  • You might have a hard time promoting yourself or your business because you feel like those who do have more experience than you.
  • You often find yourself in a state of indecision because of your lack of confidence in your role.

While these feelings are difficult to navigate and hard to talk about, you don’t have to do it alone.

Registration is now open for the next 6-week Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Foundation program starting November 12, 2022. The program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

You will learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm, clarity, objectivity and creativity to handle life’s challenges more effectively.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

Your organization may be eligible for training funding.

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Discover what’s holding you back: Identifying Imposter Syndrome in Female Leaders

According to a recent study, a whopping 90% of female employees struggle with impostor syndrome. What’s even more shocking? This happens to people regardless of their level of expertise, it’s a psychological pattern that often isn’t noticed until the symptoms start to become overwhelming. In fact, only about 25% of those surveyed are aware of their symptoms.

Females in leadership positions deal with enough pressure, so recognizing impostor syndrome can help you stay on track and focus on business goals. Impostor syndrome presents itself in different ways, some of the symptoms include:

  • Believing your success is based on luck.
  • You might think people will “discover” that you are somehow unqualified for your position, even though you are.
  • Self-doubt and thinking that you don’t deserve the praise you receive.
  • Constant fear that you are going to disappoint people.
  • Setting far-fetched goals and being hard on yourself when you (realistically) fall short.

The only way to grow as a leader is to face your mental challenges head-on, but it isn’t easy to do it alone.

Registration is now open for the next 6-week Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Foundation program starting January 21, 2023. The program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

You will learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm, clarity, objectivity and creativity to handle life’s challenges more effectively.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

Your organization may be eligible for funding.

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Remove Your Hand From The Hot Stove

As you know, your ability to feel pain is very helpful. If you touch a hot stove it’s good to feel pain so you’re alerted to the danger to your body and quickly remove your hand.

Similarly, negative emotions like stress, fear, anger, disappointment, guilt and shame are extremely helpful to alert you that something needs your attention.  But once you have benefited from the alert, it’s harmful for you to stay in those negative emotions.

Staying stressed, afraid, disappointed, guilty, or ashamed makes it harder for you to think clearly or take the most effective action to deal with the problem.

Your sage (positive) mind is much more capable of being creative and insightful or taking calm, clear-headed, decisive action to deal with the challenge that lead to those negative emotions.

So, if you find yourself staying in the negative emotions for more than a second, your saboteurs are keeping your hand on the hot stove and complaining why life is so hard.   

Registration is now open for the next 6-week Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Foundation program starting January 21, 2023. The program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

You will learn to use negative emotions as a helpful alert and then quickly shift to the positive region of the brain that has the calm, clarity, objectivity and creativity to handle life’s challenges more effectively.

For more information and to register: https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

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Shut Down Your Inner Critic

Attention: Leaders

If you’re tired of hearing your inner critic – the voice that says “you’re not good enough”, “you don’t know enough”, “you will never amount to much”, “you’re not doing enough” and whatever else your inner judge is telling you, know that you can SHUT IT DOWN or at least lessen the noise.

Boost your mental fitness level to shift the balance of power from your inner Saboteurs (negative mindset) to your inner Sage (positive mindset).

Registration is now open for the next Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness program starting September 17. Program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

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Stop Sabotaging Yourself

When we stop sabotaging ourselves, research has shown that:

– we use mental and emotional energy more effectively – 90%

– we’re better at teamwork and collaboration – 92%

– we have increased happiness – 85%

– we manage stress better – 91%

– we have improved self-confidence – 83%

– we’re better at conflict management – 85%

Learn how to increase your mental fitness and reap tremendous personal and professional benefits.

Registration is now open for the next Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness program starting September 17. Program is based on Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence® work.

For more information and to register:

https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

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Learn one technique to increase your capacity to respond to life’s challenges

Are you feeling stressed about life’s challenges? If so, you may not be “mentally fit enough” to handle the current challenges of life.

Mental fitness is your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than a negative mindset.

You can increase your mental fitness by strengthening three critical mental muscles.

Listen to Shirzad Chamine, creator of Positive Intelligence, share one technique to grow one of your core mental fitness muscles.

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Contact us to learn how we can support you to build your mental fitness muscles.

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Master Your Mind, Master Your Life

Imagine what would be possible if you could choose:

  • to not stress out over what you can’t control
  • push away self-doubts
  • recover from disappointments immediately and
  • spend little time in anger, regret, or blame.

This is absolutely possible with mental fitness training. In as little as 10 seconds, you can:

1. Develop greater mastery over your own mind
2. Quiet the negative and
3. Activate the positive region of your brain.

In fact, MRI research found that within 6-8 weeks of mental fitness training the brain’s grey matter:

  • increased in the Sage PQ brain region and
  • decreased in the Saboteur “survival brain” region

Enroll in the Positive Intelligence®: Mental Fitness Foundation Program.

The next program begins May 28.  

For more information and to register: https://lnkd.in/gBUVe2X8

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Take full command of your mind

You’re not in full command of your mind. If you were, you would choose to entirely silence the Saboteurs in your head.

If you were in full command of your mind, you would:

  • Choose to not stress out over what you can’t control
  • Push away self-doubts
  • Recover from disappointments immediately and
  • Spend little time in anger, regret, or blame.

If you’re able to do this congratulations! If you’re not, get back in the driver’s seat to build your self-command muscle and shift from a negative to a positive mind set.

Enroll in the Positive Intelligence®: Mental Fitness Foundation Program https://redworkscoaching.com/services/executive-coaching/positive-intelligence-increasing-your-mental-fitness/6-week-mental-fitness-foundation-program/

The program starts May 28.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant or the Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.

Contact us to learn how we can support you to build your mental fitness muscles.