During this week, I was in a discussion on the topic of keeping calm under heated discussions. I was pleasantly reminded of how I was calm and composed during a heated meeting this week.
That brings the topic of this week’s newsletter of keeping calm and move on.
What are the 5 key tricks of keeping yourself under check -
Focus on the end goal - It’s easy to get lost on low picks and lose focus on the bigger picture. Think of the end goal, the outcome you’re looking for.
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook - Let the other side finish off their part. Listen first. It’s your “jab, jab, jab” mode. When they’re done, then you bring your viewpoint (your right jab)
Be positive - If you remain positive during the discussion, the other party will calm down as he has already finished his anger (refer to point 2).
Count 1:10 - Yes, counting 1 to 10 is a well-known trick, but I cannot follow the same. It’s too much t count, and I feel I will lose out on critical points to listen to if I focus on counting.
Be professional - Whatever the situation, it’s your choice to upset or remain professional. It’s your choice - choose well.
I hope the above points will help you in your day to day life.
Live your Ikigai
. Have a great week ahead.