In this Expert Insight Interview, Stephanie Klein discusses how the disruption of our mindset, whether intentional or unintentional, can help us build resilience and perspective to shift to next-level leadership and optimize our potential. Stephanie Klein is a three-time Chief Marketing Officer in Fortune 500 firms and the founder of Mindfire Mastery.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- How to use Disruption to our Advantage
- Practical ways to Lower Stress and Increase Resilience
- The #1 Skill for Creating High-Performance Teams
Disruption eats Control for Breakfast
The pandemic was a massive disrupter for everyone globally, with businesses, educational institutions, and pretty much everything else shifting on a dime. The topic of mindset disruption came to Stephanie’s head because she was a high-achieving controller, probably like many of this podcast’s viewers, who realized her biggest growth came from disruptive experiences.
Her personality type and mindset had worked out for her. She was successful, climbing up the corporate ladder, feeling like she could maintain control of all aspects of her life. Disruptions, such as the pandemic, are there to tell Stephanie, and all of us, that it is not, in fact, possible to maintain control at all times.
Release Stress through Acceptance
Man plans, and God laughs. We think we have control, but we don’t, and when we realize that, we get stressed out. This happens when we try to hold on to what we want life to be, but things aren’t working out as expected. As Jack Walsh once put it, it is best to “face reality as it is, not as it was, or as you wish it to be.”
Unless we can do this, we will never be happy. No matter how hard you work, how much you keep pushing, there will never be enough hours in the day for us to create a perfect reality.
Increase Control by Disrupting your Mindset Intentionally
We’re all at odds with disruptions, especially at work. We try to put everything in neat boxes, which is just not how the world works.
Stephanie helps her clients understand that disruption is an inevitable part of life and how to deal with these unexpected disruptions. That said, she also teaches people how to create disruptions intentionally on their own timetable because, as she says, “then, the world is your oyster.”
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.