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Emotions and mental strength - superpowers of the future

Emotions are the next competitive advantage.

But do we know emotions and ourselves?
Sun Tzu said already 500 b.c: "Know yourself and you will win all battles". But do we know ourselves in today's hectic life?

We should because othervise we cannot be e.g. creative or innovative. The secret cure is to identify emotions and strenghten our mental capabilities. This goes as well for individuals as organizations and society.


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Emotions and mental strength - superpowers of the future

  1. 1. © E M O T I O N T R A C K EMOTIONS AND MENTAL STRENGTH - SUPERPOWERS OF THE FUTURE C a m i l l a T u o m i n e n E m o t i o n T r a c k e r ( F 8 H e l s i n k i O y )
  2. 2. © E M O T I O N T R A C K
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  4. 4. © E M O T I O N T R A C K The Beef.
  5. 5. © E M O T I O N T R A C K You have to * know your true self * to lead a meaningful life * Or your organisation *
  6. 6. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Next competitive advantage is all about MENTAL STRENGTH of the individuals, leaders, organisations and society
  7. 7. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Situation.
  8. 8. © E M O T I O N T R A C K How is the individual doing or feeling?
  9. 9. © E M O T I O N T R A C K MORE WEALTH DOES NOT INCREATSE HAPPINESS PERSONNEL IS SEEN ONLY AS RESCOUCE URGENCY 110% 24/7 PRODUCTIVITY MULTITASKING QUARTAL FASTER, MORE STOCKOPTIMISING PRICE FASTFOOD DISPOSABLE EGO, IMAGE, STATUS SOURCES: Työeläkelaitos (TTL), FUTURE 2030-report, Daniel Pink, Tekes, Daniel Coleman WEAKEST GETS CUT OFF FATIGUE ENTREPRENEUR EMOTIONAL STRENGTH TRIBE EMPATHY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INTUITION HARMONY & BALANCE FREEDOM & RESPONSIBILITY QUIETNESS FLEXIBILITY RESPECT INDIVIDUALS 1. DESIGN 2. STORY 3. SYMPHONY 4. EMPATHY 5. PLAY 6. MEANING ORIGINI MEANING WHAT KI ND OF EMOT I ONS DO T HESE ENV I RONMENTS PRODUCE ?
  10. 10. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Quick fix.
  11. 11. © E M O T I O N T R A C K At this stage I can hear some of you say: I am fine. It’s too hard. I am busy as it is. I do not know how I feel and I do not want to know.
  12. 12. © E M O T I O N T R A C K WHY DON’T WE JUST: NUMB O URSELV ES ? FAKE ? I GNORE OUR EMOT I ONS ? DO AS OTHERS EXPEC T ? CREAT E I MAGE OF SUPERHUMAN ? PRETEND ? GO WI T H LO GI C AND REASON? SUCK I T I N? MEDI CAT E OURSELV ES ?
  13. 13. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Problem with Quick fix.
  14. 14. © E M O T I O N T R A C K What about the emotional side?
  15. 15. © E M O T I O N T R A C K “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” D r. B r e n é B r o w n
  16. 16. © E M O T I O N T R A C K ”Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous. Vulnerability is the birthplace of Innovation, creativity and change” Dr. Brené Brown
  17. 17. © E M O T I O N T R A C K The real problem.
  18. 18. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Obstacle #1: We do not have the courage to be my true selves Reason: We expect that we should be ”certain way ” BT W : o rga n i s a t i o n s h a v e t h e e xa c t s a m e p r o b l e m .
  19. 19. © E M O T I O N T R A C K ” T h e g re a t i ro ny i s t h a t t h e a n i m u s a n d a m b i t i o n t h a t o f t e n d r i v e p e o p l e t o p o s i t i o n s o f p o w e r s ta n d a t o d d s w i h t h e HUMI L I T Y re q u i re d fo r L e v e l 5 l e a d e rs h i p . W h e n w e c o m b i n e t h a t i ro ny w i t h t h e fa c t t h a t b o a rd s o f d i re c t o rs f re q u e n t l y o p e ra t e u n d e r t h e fa l s e b e l i e f t h a t t h e y n e e d t o h i re a l a r g e r - t h a n - l i fe , e g o c e n t r i c l e a d e r t o m a ke a n o rga n i s a t i o n g re a t ” J i m C o l l i n s , G o o d t o G re a t
  20. 20. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Real solution.
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  22. 22. © E M O T I O N T R A C K THOUGHTS BODY EMOTIONS LISTEN AND IDENTIFY
  23. 23. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Emotions.
  24. 24. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Best definition: Emotions are just feedback. ”Welcome!”
  25. 25. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Body.
  26. 26. © E M O T I O N T R A C K How do you feel in your stomach or in your hands when you are n e r v o u s (emotion)?
  27. 27. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Actually emotions are very real Bodily maps of emotions, Nummenmaa, Glerean et.al
  28. 28. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Thoughts.
  29. 29. © E M O T I O N T R A C K We have too much thoughts Silence the noice. Identify the type of thoughs. (problemsolving, processing, worrying)
  30. 30. © E M O T I O N T R A C K Action.
  31. 31. © E M O T I O N T R A C K “Kannettu vesi ei kaivossa pysy” We all have unique emotion system. You are the expert in yours.
  32. 32. © E M O T I O N T R A C K SUMMARY: You h ave to * know y our true self * to lead a mean in g fu l life T H O U G H T S B O D Y E M O T I O N S L I S T E N A N D I D E N T I F Y
  33. 33. © E M O T I O N T R A C K It’s not whatever. Emotions matter. E motion Trac ker @Fac eb ook w w w.emotiontrac ker.fi Camilla@emotiontrac ker.fi

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