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Hijacked? Get Your Power Back

I had one of those moments.

You know the one – someone says something; you feel like you have been hit in the gut; your body tenses.

This is your moment – a chance to overcome a trigger.

It is a chance to get your power back.

Every time you are challenged and change your automatic reaction, you start a new habit.

A new, powerful habit creates better thinking and results.

You feel calm, in control.

How can you break your old reactive pattern?

  • Breathe deeply – this will calm you

  • Think/speak, “I feel calm; it is okay” – this thought shifts your energy.

  • SMILE – smiling is magic. Smile NOW to instantly feel better.

Then take on your #1 project. Get back to work.

Getting your brain engaged takes your mind off the situation, it breaks your negative reaction.

If you get sidetracked, repeat, “I feel calm; it is okay.”

As you do this, you empower yourself to be productive and calm.

Remember: you are 100% responsible for your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Decide - “I choose to respond differently; I have the power.”

Breathe, speak (“It is okay,”) and SMILE.

Get your power back.

---- Paula’s leadership training transforms your company’s culture into a place that engages and retains top talent, saving millions. Her clients include Coca-Cola, Lowe’s, Microsoft, KPMG and Collins Aerospace. She can be reached at

Paula Guilfoyle

Consultant – Transforming Teams Call now: 704-906-8045, email: or visit her website Result: 5 minutes of your time = a free interactive workshop to get the tools you and your team need now.


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