Lockdown 4.0, week 2.

Melbourne, winter of 2021. Temperatures are dropping, the days are short and there is a storm from Antarctica about to unleash a month’s worth of rainfall in a couple of days.

I can leave the house only for 5 reasons — shopping, health and care, exercise…

Back when I was still reading celebrity and life magazines, I read a story about a young woman from Sydney. She was in a relationship with a man who gradually took her away from friends and family, caging her in her own life. …

So many of Steve Covey’s ideas from the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ became axioms that you probably heard some even if you have never heard of him. Do ‘ seek a win-win in every situation’ or ‘ begin with the end in mind’ ring a bell’?

One of…

EQ-based decision making to set you up for success.

One internet meme from the dawn of memes stuck with me to this day.

A man is standing on the roof of the skyscraper. He is hovering over the edge, looking sad. He is clearly contemplating jumping off but hasn’t yet made up his mind. …

Unlike most children, I never liked Christmas mornings. Going to church before 6 am when it’s -20 C outside and only slightly warmer inside is not my idea of fun. Admittedly, things improved at the gifts’ time. …

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein

I was talking with a Project Lead about a new piece of technology when I made a mistake. …

If I only had one word to describe the last few months, it would be emotional.

I was sad. I had to cancel my vacation to see the family.

I got scared. I went to the shop and saw the same fear in everyone’s eyes.

I was anxious. I felt…

You might think I am overpromising.

I probably underpromise.

Research around emotions is compiling and it’s more robust and converging by day. Many findings show that a handful of negative emotions cause most of our daily troubles. …

Grief looks different in every one

A project planning meeting was going for more than an hour when Annie — one of the project team members — started crying.

There were a lot of puzzled looks around. Are you ok? — The Chair of the meeting asked. But Annie couldn’t muster her answer between her sobs…

This might sound familiar.

You come to work, make yourself comfortable, and ready to kick off, but the colleague that sits close to you just grunts. Your ‘hello’ get’s a barked ‘hello’, but a ‘how are you’, triggers a snap ‘fine’.

You think to yourself — ‘somebody is in a…

Lina J.

I help people become more emotional resilient and thrive at work. EmotionReady.com

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