Wilson Public Relations Founder + Chief PR Officer Beth Wilson is a proud member of the Business Journals Leadership Trust, an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community.
Most leaders have probably been told to “follow their gut” at one point or another. While this advice can be beneficial to those who trust their body’s natural instincts and intuition, others who lack self-confidence may find it steers them in the wrong direction.
For these less-than-confident leaders, it can be difficult to know when following your gut will lead to positive improvements or when it will lead to chaos. Often, it’s a matter of learning how to focus on your own positive inner monologues rather than the negative ones.
What Beth had to say:
Focus on current issues, not future problems.
It’s hard not to “worry forward,” especially after the roller coaster that has been the last three years. But all that does is ensure you experience the stress of a situation twice. Focus on what you can control, and then think about how you will navigate worst-case scenarios. It’s easier said than done, but like anything, the more you put it into practice, the more routine and natural it becomes.