How many times have you found yourself in a fit of rage over something insignificant- the toilet set left up, a car driving 55 in the left lane, a manager who fails to respond to good morning well-wishes, or perhaps the resume black-hole or non-response after an interview?
Emotions Driving Response
When you let your emotions drive what you say or do, how does that make you feel? For a split second, you may feel better. But what damage has been caused by the words you’ve used against others? Is this really necessary?
Think about why you do this. What triggers your emotional response? Is it really about what the other person is doing or not doing or is it something else?
Get A Grip
If you are serious about improving your performance and taking your success to the next level, you will want to hone your interpersonal and communication skills.
Bob Burg’s post contains three ways to take the emotion out before sending an email (we’ve all been there, right?)
And one post you may find helpful in getting ahold of how you respond is from The Glass Hammer in which Henna Inam explains how these things can improve or defuse your emotional response!
1. Anticipate your triggers.
2. Start to notice triggers in your body.
3. Check-In on your Emotions.
4. The Pregnant Pause.
5. Release the Emotion.
So how will you chose to respond the next time?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.