The greatest obstacle you’ll ever face is the four inches between your ears.
Negativity bias is a tendency for your brain to focus more on the negatives than the positives because it’s been hardwired into our systems for 120,000+ years. The problem – you’re on subconscious autopilot over 95% of the time and may not recognize you just went down the negativity bias rabbit hole. I’ve been studying and facilitating these concepts for 15+ years and still got caught up in negativity bias during the grief process after losing my healthy 58-year old brother passed unexpectedly. While grief is a natural process, negativity bias can completely derail you even when everything is going well in life.
Why does negativity bias matter for companies? If you’re leading a team, the watercooler conversation (now it’s remote watercooler conversation) can affect individuals and impact organizational performance.
The video below will give you tips to recognize and shift negativity bias to creative thinking and improve productivity no matter what you may be going through.
The mental ‘tools’ I mentioned are”…
Mel Robbins, the 5-Second Rule. You can read the blog post on her website melrobbins.com or watch a five-minute video clip here.
Dr. Lee Bartell presented Music as Medicine: Sound At A Celular Level at TEDxCottonwood. Watch the video here.
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To your success!