Tuesday, July 14, 2020

What is the Greatest Area of Stress in Your Life?

Stress is everywhere and in everything we do. Dr. Pete Alexander gives us some fast, effective tools to help deal with stress in all phases of our lives.

Professor Pete Alexander is a results-based coach helping hard-driving leaders
overcome their self-imposed barriers to success in business and life.
A recovering, hard-driving leader with over 30 years of sales, marketing, and
entrepreneurial experience, Pete successfully battled the negative effects of stress
head-on and developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers
to take action in only a few minutes per day. 
  • Livelihood
  • Imagination
  • Genius (unconscious mind)
  • Health
  • Time - take action
  • Environment
  • Network of relationships
Dr. Pete is no stranger to stress: Growing up in an alcoholic and dysfunctional home he learned
coping skills no child should need to know. At 13 he was seduced by a 46-year-old friend
of his mother. At 14 he tried committing suicide with the encouragement of his mom and stepfather.
At 23 he found his stepfather’s body after he committed suicide.
In 2008 he had a perfect storm of stressful activities that resulted in the diagnosis of stress-induced
diabetes. In 2018 he was admitted to ER with a severe case of diabetic ketoacidosis. This was the
turning point in his life. He learned the KEY to stress management:

Get a handle on stress before it does permanent damage

Stress is all around us at work, at home, online. The problem is we don't have the time to figure out how to deal with stress in the now, and then we stress out about not being able to deal with our stress: a vicious circle.

In LIGHTEN Your Day there are hundreds of fast, effective, and easy tools designed specifically to be used in the now. Why so many? Because each of us is unique we don't need a one-size-fits-all tool for stress relief. What works for one person may not work for you.

The book's foundation is the LIGHTEN Model, and the tools suggested are organized around the areas of your life that need to be nurtured in order to achieve long-term stress-relief:

If you are stressed about hitting your sales quota, take a look at the Livelihood or Time chapter. Worried about that next presentation? The Imagination chapter has some great techniques. Anxious about your next doctor's appointment? Check out the Genius or Health chapter. Meeting your in-laws? The Network chapter is the place to go.

The intent of this book is that you keep it handy for whenever or wherever you need it: that important meeting/presentation, that difficult conversation you need to have, the multiple priorities all needing your attention right now, or anything else that stresses you out as it happens.


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1 comment:

  1. YAY! Well done, Pete, for surviving all that! :D :D And finally life gets to be a bit more enjoyable. I think we've earned it...! All the best!