In “Ingredients of Outliers,” there is an entire chapter devoted to staying calm.
We have found dog trainer Cesar Millan has a unique view on how to become a “pack leader” that, oddly enough, applies well to those who are trying to be business and organization leaders as well.
“Of course, many people ask me, ‘How do I learn to project calm, assertive energy?’
This is where a very powerful human ability comes in handy: imagination. Imagine someone who inspires confidence in you – a parental figure or mentor; a famous leader or hero; even a fictional character.
How do they carry themselves, and what in them inspires confidence in you?
Now, imagine that you are this character, real or fictional. Stand like they would stand. Move like they would move. Take long, deep breaths. Relax your body, but keep your head up, shoulders back and chest out.” — Cesar Milan
Cesar uses imagination to relax his mind and relieve stress in order to refocus on his goals.
Every outlier can use this tool to stay calm in stressful times. By envisioning who they want to be and what they want to do, they can forge a clear path to success.
Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-training/the-basics/How-to-Be-Calm-and-Assertive#ixzz2W1Kp6BbE
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