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Overcoming Disruption to Get Back to Peace

Another challenging day.

Someone says something.

Something happens and you feel stressed, unhappy.

How can you maintain calm, focus, and get your work done in the middle of all this?

Choose peace.

Notice that you are resisting something or someone. Recognize that whatever, whomever you are not accepting or fighting against, hurts you.

But they are not what is causing you pain. The situation is not causing you to be upset.

Your thoughts of, “I don’t like this, this does not work for me,” causes your disturbance.

So instead, accept the person, situation, or thing as an opportunity:

“I know this will turn out okay – I am powerful, and I now choose to take my power back.”

“This is my opportunity to break my habit of choosing to be unhappy.”

“I am in control. I can do it. I can turn this around.”

“I can take the high road in this situation. I will let it go. I choose to be okay with this.”

When I teach this method in my keynotes, I hand my clients each a Kleenex, ask them to hold it in front of them, and release it.

This symbolizes their willingness to “let it go,” and return to peace.

Try it now for yourself!

Then ask, “What positive action can I take to change this, and move on with my life?”

The best choice: work on your #1 most important task or goal right now.

You know the one – it’s the one you don’t want to do.

This leads to peace.

You get into “flow.”

This is the scientific term for being 100% focused on your challenge.

You are highly creative, peaceful, and productive.

Accept whatever, whomever is bugging you.

See this as an opportunity to rise up, to be the best version of yourself.

Affirm that you are okay: “I can do this.”

Then take on a project, a task of importance.

This is the doorway to learning how to get back in control.

It creates an empowering habit for success.

Accept the person or situation, with an attitude that says, “I can let this go, and be free.”

Then take powerful action towards your success.

Choose peace.


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.

Paula Guilfoyle

Paula Guilfoyle

Training Leaders to Be Resilient

Phone: (704) 906-8045


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