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Epi 44 - Richard Citrin

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Last week’s guest reinvented his life and garnered such amazing results! He was called “The Number 1 Sales Executive In The World” and had a 14-year career as an award-winning sales executive before he decided to make a shift and transform his life for the better. You can find Kinja Dixon’s episode here.

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This Week’s Episode

When you fail or keep hitting roadblocks, what do you do? How many times are you supposed to get back up again and keep going? What’s the number?

Our guest this week has a background in Psychology and has an alphabet soup of letters associated with his name – Ph.D., MBA, L-M-N-O-P. He’s got it all, he’s ready to share what he knows on leadership on resilience; on just being tough as nails and how you can make it to success.

Richard Citrin has a story, let’s listen to it!

What’s In Store For You

  • [05:27] How does stress affect us and why is it important to manage it?
  • [06:30] Richard shares what motivated him to write The Resilience Advantage.
  • [07:38] Why does Richard frame stress as “neutral” when most individuals view it negatively?
  • [08:33] How does our defense mechanism, borne from our ancestors, affect us and our stress negatively?
  • [10:55] Richard discloses how “navigation” helps alleviate negative stress from an unexpected incident.
  • [11:35] “Mindfulness” is an important positive psychology process that helps people bring their stress from negative to neutral.
  • [14:29] What can Richard advice to people who are so “busy” that they can’t find time to prepare?
  • [16:52] What is the next generation of leaders looking for?
  • [18:50] As an emerging or aspiring leader, what can I do to prepare myself for that role?

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  3. Strategy-Driven Leadership: The Playbook for Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders by Richard Citrin, Ph.D. and Michael A. Couch;
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