Many have written about variations of this including Seth Godin and Tim Gallwey. Coach Crean talked about the expectation that we deserve a "Good Day" and it's "Bad" if we don't. He believes that every day five unexpected things will happen if you are a leader. I think it's true for everyone. Challenge your definition of good versus bad day and choose your reaction to create happiness or stress. Be aware of your mental view of the way a Good Day should be. The gap between that and reality can destroy your emotional strength (for more on this, check out our Power of You workshop). As a leader, you chose whether you are going to have a bad day or a good day and that choice influences the team. Another great Crean quote "Your Courage Must Exceed Your Fear".
If you choose to own picking whether to have a good or bad day, you'll protect your energy. Notice the things in your life that are influencing your stress. In our Power of You workshop, participants complete pre-work to become aware of what is causing that stress. Our new Workplace Stress Assessment is also used and available to instantly give you a snapshot into what is creating the stress and joy in your day. This assessment is also useful to use with your team members who are struggling with stress and need helpful insights into their choices. Coach Crean, like most successful leaders, prioritizes time to work out physically, mentally and spiritually, seeking a balance between vocation and family. How do you train for your life energy?