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Thought Bridging - Wyoming Society of CPAs


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Session at Inaugural Session of Wyoming Society of CPAs Leadership Academy

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Thought Bridging - Wyoming Society of CPAs

  1. 1. Thought Bridging: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
  2. 2. Intellect & Emotion: How are We Wired?
  3. 3. Intellect Can Clarify Intent
  4. 4. Emotion Moves Us to Act
  5. 5. Thoughts ALWAYS Precede Emotions
  6. 6. Change the Thought, Change the Emotion
  7. 7. Change the Emotion, Change the Action
  8. 8. Change the Action, Change the Result
  9. 9. How Long Does it Take for a Strong Emotion to Pass through our System? 90 Seconds
  10. 10. How Can We Intervene to Change the Result? “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness.”
  11. 11. The Results ALWAYS Seek to Justify the Precipitating Thought . . . I told you I was right!
  12. 12. Reptile Brain (Amygdala Highjack) – Failed Intervention You see! They really are out to get me!
  13. 13. Our Brain is like Teflon for Positivity and Velcro for Negativity (hat tip to Gretchen Pisano)
  14. 14. Flashlight Analogy
  15. 15. Catastrophizing We’re all going to die!!!!
  16. 16. Now It’s Your Turn: Individual Exercise • Describe a recent vivid event that elicited a strong emotional response o Thought o Felt o Acted Like o Result • Alternative thought – just as believable as the original
  17. 17. Find a Friend: Pair Exercise • Describe your situation • Brainstorm some alternative thoughts – push your partner’s thinking • Switch – now it’s your partner’s turn
  18. 18. Turning Your Brain Back On
  19. 19. Contact Info Dan Griffiths, CPA, CGMA is the Director of Strategic Planning at Tanner, LLC, a Salt Lake City-based professional services firm with about 80 team members. Prior to merging his practice with Tanner, he co-founded Proficio Services Group to provide strategic & business planning, leadership development, and business coaching services. Dan is a graduate of the 2010 AICPA Leadership Academy and in 2011-2012 served as the chair of the Young CPA Network Committee for the AICPA. Dan has also been very active with the UACPA and in 2011 was recognized as the Outstanding CPA in Business and Management. He was recently selected to serve as Utah’s elected member of the AICPA Governing Council. Dan is an avid flyfisher, backpacker, and gardener. He and his wife Bibiana just welcomed their fourth child to the family. Contact Dan at: Or connect with him on LinkedIn