Emotions are part of who we are.
The fact of the matter is humans are emotional creatures. We are meaning seeking, emotional, creatures. We always have been, and we always will be. As million-dollar consultant Alan Wise says, “Logic makes people think, but emotion makes people act.” And that action is both in the positive and in the negative.
If you’ve worked with me for more than a day, you know that I’m always talking about how as humans in this modern world we’re like an iceberg. Twenty percent of who we are is above the waterline, and that’s that modern world we live in, with meetings and cashflow reports, and soccer games for the kids.
But there’s another eighty percent that’s down below the water line of that iceberg and that’s what sunk Titanic, because there was this hubris or arrogance of not paying attention to what was below the water line.
That’s the same for us. The fact of the matter is we are emotional creatures. How do we use this knowledge to manage our emotional temperature, our “mindset” if you will, and that of those around us?
Join me by the fire-pit for part one of our discussion on, “Managing Mindset”.
I’ll see you on the Rooftop,