With the ending of mental health month in October and the year we’ve all had, many leaders inside and outside the coaching room have been saying that we need better support for our mental health. With the restrictions on our lives set to continue, I personally think we need a continued focus on supporting our mental health and I also believe, it’s time for us to radically rethink how we take care of our mental health.
Being mentally brilliant is critical for good leadership
So, I wanted to make a condensed version of our ‘Mental Brilliance Masterclass’, available to all. This masterclass is a foundation piece for all the leaders and teams I work with, as, in my experience, when we place the focus on having proactive ways to take care of our minds, we unlock more creativity, we can see different perspectives and we develop more clarity on the right way forward.
But this wasn’t always the case for me having experienced poor mental health for chunks of my life, I’ve had to find ways, not just to take care of my mental health, but also making this a daily practice. The No 1 thing I’ve learned in the last 10 years during which I’ve been curiously investigating the best way to do this:
You have to understand the potential and the possibilities of your mind.
If you stop banishing it, ignoring it, or telling it to just quieten down, it can become your best friend.
Mental Brilliance Masterclass
Over the next 15 minutes in this masterclass video we will be covering:
- Why it can be so hard to take care of our mental health in today’s world
- What happens when we get stuck in the cycle of being busy and begin feeling ‘mentally murky’
- What mental brilliance is and how to adopt a mentally brilliant mindset
- What the stress response is and how to work with it
- 3 practices you can use right now to support your mental health and increase your mental brilliance
Why is it crucial that we radically re-think how we take care of our mental health?
If we don’t start to take care of our mental health consistently, then I think we will continue to see data like this;
“Nearly half (45%) of all Australians will experience some kind of mental illness in their lifetimes”, The Black Dog Institute.
Moreover, the WHO reported that worry and anxiety increased during historical pandemics by 25% to 33%. If we don’t create a shift in how we care for our mental health, I think such figures are only set to increase.
Finally, I wanted to say a special thanks to Adrianne Nixon at Mastercard or instigated this session and also, gave me permission to record it and make it available to you our fabulous community.
Please feel free to share this recording far and wide. You will be helping me on my quest to activate more ‘future-ready’ leaders and this starts with unlocking more of the mental brilliance within. I also invite you to listen to it with your families or teams and then use it to start a conversation around how everyone can start cultivating their mental brilliance as well.
To your health and happiness,
Founder & Head Coach, CLARETY
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