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Secret #3: Response Delay

Welcome to Day 3 of this training on the 5 Powerful Secrets to Help You Speak Up with Unshakable Confidence And Exude A Powerful Presence.

If you've been following along, you've uncovered the first two secrets that all successful, trusted and confident leader and decision-makers know and follow. Today, I’m unravelling a big piece of the puzzle, one that makes people notice you, lean in to listen to you and give you an air of authority.

But first, let’s recap

In our first video I shared with you secret #1: a self-assessment to understand where we lack confidence. 

As we better understand where our lack is, we can also better understand what we need to learn, execute on so we can get the results we’re after. 

In yesterday’s video, we explored Secret #2 – Fear Exposure, a counterintuitive yet powerful technique to build resilience and face the fears that are holding us back from having the kind of impact and influence we are looking for.

Now, let’s talk about Secret #3, the one that makes people notice you, lean in to listen to you and give you an air of authority.

Secret #3 - Response Delay.

In the realm of emotional intelligence, there is something I teach which is emotional regulation, how to manage our emotions. 

Within emotional regulation are a few key elements, and one of them is response delay.

The brief moment of space between experiencing an emotion and reacting to it.

Instead of immediately responding to a situation based on the initial emotional surge, you intentionally pause, allowing yourself time to assess the situation and choose your response.

This pause can be as short as a few seconds, but it provides the necessary distance to prevent impulsive reactions driven solely by emotions. 

During this pause, you decide on a more measured and constructive course of action.

This empowers you to respond to challenges with greater control, objectivity, and effectiveness.

It is a simple yet powerful strategy that can significantly enhance emotional self-regulation and contribute to improved decision-making and interpersonal relationships.

Your trust factor, credibility and authority shoot through the roof.

Just how important is EQ for you

According to Harvard Business School, EQ is one of the most sought-after interpersonal skills in the workplace. 

In fact, “71 percent of employers value emotional intelligence more than technical skills when evaluating candidates and the strongest predictor of performance”. “Employees with high emotional intelligence are more likely to stay calm under pressure, resolve conflict effectively, and respond to co-workers with empathy.”*

You want to handle conflict with grace and poise, manage difficult personalities, and get your point across even though you’re being bullied and steamrolled in a conversation, you need to start here.

It’s what helps you successfully coach teams, manage stress, deliver and receive feedback, and collaborate with others.

What's Next

Now, you might be thinking, “How do I put all of these pieces together?” The answer lies in our upcoming Live Masterclass. Secret #4 and #5 will be revealed during this exclusive session. 

Here’s what you need to do next: clear your calendar for tomorrow at 11am EST. Get your notepad and pen ready and bring an open mind to what you’re about to learn as I will guide you through practical steps to integrate these secrets into your professional life. 

Share your thoughts and expectations for the Live Masterclass in the comments below.

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