Pause to Build Personal Power (#122)

Pause to Build Personal Power (#122)

Emotions are a part of who we are. If we understand our emotions and the information they provide, we can develop the most effective strategies for any situation. My guest today fosters and encourages others to pursue personal empowerment and a more serene and purposeful existence. Paige Dest, an emotional intelligence coach and founder of BYODestiny, joins us today to help us better understand and regulate our emotions to make more informed life and career decisions.

Show Notes

Paige's Journey – Paige shares her road to becoming an emotional intelligence coach. So What – Paige recalls the phrase "so what" as one of her most formative experiences. Moment of Pause  – Paige illustrates how to regain control of our thoughts by becoming aware of them and being deliberate in assessing the circumstance. Road Rage – By providing a comprehensive example, Paige demonstrates how to manage our reactions further. Anger – While we acknowledge that all emotions are valid, we examine why it is acceptable to be angry at times. Personal Power – Paige addresses the value of personal power and how to achieve it. Boundaries – Paige provides numerous helpful strategies for creating boundaries with others and highlights the significance of setting up boundaries for people. Paige's Work – Paige outlines some of the remarkable activities she is currently doing.


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Mentioned in the Episode

The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships:

Bobbi's Takeaways

I hope that you had a lot of takeaways from that conversation.  It was tough to limit this to 3 but here are my key insights for thriving:

  1. When we own our personal power, we can face any challenge.  To really own that Paige suggests starting a success log, identifying your strengths and thinking about how you have shown up in challenges in your life. 

  2. Naming the emotion slows it down.  I loved the road rage example.  By naming the emotion, I’m angry that that person cut me off or put me in danger and I was scared when that happens, it slows the emotion down so that we are not merely reacting but thinking and choosing our response.

  3. You are always saying no to something or someone.  Are you being intentional with who and what you are saying no to?  By the way, if saying no is challenging for you, please check out the link in the show notes to go an article I wrote on tips for saying no gracefully.

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