Have you ever thought of our well-being as a puzzle that needs all the dots to get connected? In this Expert Insight Interview, Mariya Radysh discusses how human beings can thrive in this fast-paced world we live in nowadays. Mariya Radish is a two times TEDx speaker, keynote speaker, and thought leader on resilience, intentional adaptability, and human potential.
The interview discusses:
- Physical and Mental Health
- Relationships and Fulfilment
- Confidence as the result of the alignment of three legs
Physical and Mental Health
These days we can hear people talking about adaptability almost everywhere. However, being adaptable for mere survival differs from adaptability that helps us thrive in life. Three areas of life represent the three legs of our so-called chair of resilience. The first leg is our mental and physical health. It is crucial that mental and physical health act as one leg and not separately because they represent the “back leg,” the one that provides support. Our mental health affects our physical health and vice versa, not allowing us to prioritize one over another. Unfortunately, mental health usually gets overlooked. The reason for that is because we never learned how to express ourselves and ask for help in that area, as well as how to act when someone else asks us for help, so both situations make us uncomfortable.
Relationships and Fulfilment
The second leg is the quality of our relationships. The cultural bias that we experience today in the era of social media promotes the number of our relationships as the key. However, one of the keys to happiness is actually in the quality of our relationships. The research shows that people can maintain quality relationships only with up to 150 people at the same time, so once and then, we should rethink which relationships have a positive impact on us and which have not. Parting ways with people who put us down in any way does not mean that we are betraying them. Sometimes, we need to lose friends in order to grow. And third and the last leg is our fulfillment by doing something. That can be a hobby, charity, professional work, anything that creates meaning in our life. Interestingly, men mostly focus on the third leg, while women usually focus on the second leg. However, all three legs are required for the chair of resilience to stay stable.
Focusing on the “three legs” that we mentioned earlier helps us to create the confidence to live the life we want. Every human being is born with some level of confidence but building up a decreased level of self-confidence is a developing skill. And when developed, we become more resilient, and we make and implement our decisions faster.
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.