5 Practices of Highly Resilient People

with Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

About the Episode

My guest today is Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal, a keynote speaker, executive leadership coach of mental well-being and resilience, founder of the Resilience Leadership Institute, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. By leveraging over two decades of original research on resilience, she developed The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People and believes that resilience is the key to individual, team, and organizational growth, along with acceleration across the globe. Her mission is to positively impact the lives of 1 billion people by enhancing hope, healing, and health through the concepts of resilience. She joined us today to talk about her book, ‘The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People: Why Some Flourish When Others Fold.’

During our discussion, Taryn shares her insights on how to shape our children’s self-perception and self-guidance, highlighting the importance of allowing them to experience uncertainty and ambiguity. 

Taryn takes us on a personal journey as she uncovers her own vulnerability, sharing a powerful and deeply personal story about her experience with a stalker and the resulting PTSD. Through her own process of healing and growth, she discovered the power of vulnerability and how it can serve as a catalyst for change and resilience.

We also explore Taryn’s research on resilience and the five common practices of highly resilient individuals, delving into the power of vulnerability as the first practice. 

Get ready to gain valuable insights and practical tips that can help you navigate uncertainty, find strength in vulnerability, and unlock the resilience within you.

Topics Discussed

The control [07.19]
It's not that we've lost control of our own lives; that's the issue. It's an unpleasant realization that we were never in possession of it to begin with.
The three Cs [14.38]
Taryn explains why people are affected by the three Cs; challenge, complexity, and change.
Failure [20.06]
The vast majority of things we consider to be failures turn out differently than anticipated and wind up being invaluable life lessons.
Performance vulnerability [29.05]
We talk about how performance vulnerability can have both positive and negative effects on something.
Life lessons [35.48]
Taryn shares some of the life lessons she learned from being vulnerable growing up.
Resilient mindset [42.14]
The three common qualities that embody a resilient mindset are clear desire, a defined purpose, and dogged determination.
Connection [51.01]
The first thing about connection is to have a strong relationship between you and yourself.
External connectedness [01.00.00]
We talk about why it is becoming more and more difficult to connect as a society.
Worthiness [01.09.51]
We are masterpieces that are works in progress. We continue to change, grow, and get better over time.

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