Resilience and How To Manage Your Energy
How do we successfully manage change?
Most people think the definition of resilience is the ability to bounce back from hardship. While this is certainly an important aspect of resilience, Adam Markel, resilience keynote speaker, believes that any singular definition ignores the complexity of this most crucial state of being. Yes, resilience enables you to bounce back from challenges … and end up even stronger. Being resilient makes you better able to effectively utilize change, create solutions, manage your energy and often, determine how situations will unfold in your life.
Resilience goes beyond bouncing back. It’s the ability to thrive – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually – regardless of what may be happening in your environment.
– Adam Markel
There are not many success stories that don’t involve healthy resilience. Cultivating your resilience is a skill in business and life that is truly game-changing. In fact, it is now recognized that more than intelligence and talent, resilience is the single most important trait required to succeed in today’s highly complex market.
"3-Whistle" Resilience Principles
Adam’s discovered that being resilient is of life and death importance to lifeguards and other first responders. What isn’t widely known or talked about is how to utilize adversity as a catalyst for growth. Over the course of 30 years Adam learned that Resilience is the ability to experience setbacks or failures and use them to create momentum. In other words Resilience isn’t about bouncing-back, it’s about Bouncing-Forward. In working with leaders and businesses all around the globe, as well in analyzing hundreds of organizational and individual case studies and research, Adam has discovered that the three most important markers of resilience are our ability to:
Reframe, Reset and Regenerate.
Perception is reality! Our ability to create meaning and our meaning-making capability empowers how we see everything. If we can acknowledge this power and harness it then we can make truly grounded decisions as leaders at work and in our personal lives. When adversity, conflict, challenge or disruption arises, here’s how reframing works… we must Pause, Ask and Choose. Pause to ground ourselves; Ask what the creative opportunity is based on the meaning we can extract from the situation; and Choose to move forward using all that we can learn from the events that have taken place. To do this means we can get out of our own way in finding and creating solutions. When we are equipped to reframe something and look at it differently, a world of new possibilities becomes our reality.
Given the types of disruptions we face almost everyday it is possible to find ourselves lost or in the weeds. Sometimes we even make mistakes! The GPS on our phone is programmed to find a new path to almost any destination without judging us for making a wrong turn in the first place. The ability to get to our goals requires that we “recalculate” and “redirect” from time to time. Our research is clear that the ability to reset ourselves at various times of the day, without criticism, elevates our capacity to move toward our desired outcomes and perform at our best in the process.
Recovery is critical to building resilience. How can we thrive when we’re functioning at, say, 70% of our capacity? Regenerating our mental, emotional, physical and even spiritual battery increases our staying power and performance. Our research found that the best athletes in the world have one thing in common with the highest achievers in business — rituals for recharging themselves in each of the 4 MEPS realms. Organizations perform better when their leaders are both an example of resilience and a promoter of it’s benefits to those around them.
Keynote Speaking & Workshops on Resilience:
How Adam Works with You
As a resilience keynote speaker and expert, Adam helps individuals and businesses embrace change, execute disruption and cultivate work cultures of greater unity and resilience. Whether through keynotes, online workshops, one-on-one training or mentorships (available via ZOOM as well), there are many ways that Adam and his team can help you create an environment where high performance is the norm.
Adam has years of experience delivering his messages and training virtually as well. Regardless of the location and size of your team, Adam can bring them together and provide them with the tools they need to succeed in today’s marketplace.
Create High Performance Leadership Like A Lifeguard.
With 18 years as a trial attorney and 9 years as the CEO of a large training and development company, Adam Markel has much to share with audiences about leadership and resilience. However, his greatest and most enduring lessons came from the 7 years he spent as a lifeguard on the beach in Long Island.
In this high energy talk, Adam will share what he calls the “Resilient Leadership Model” to help create high performance results — where team members are mentally, emotionally, and physically bought into the same mission.
Adam helps his audiences understand that resilience is a lot more than endurance and that leadership means more than simply being in charge. His heart-centered leadership techniques help organizations understand how to nurture their teams so they can outlast the competition and go the distance.
Adam combines audience participation and powerful stories straight out of today’s headlines to share:
- How transparency creates trust — the most critical element in developing a high performing team.
- How to hold team members accountable from a place of love vs judgment.
- A game-changing feedback system to encourage more authentic, fast and effective communication.
- Systems that encourage healthy risk-taking and create a got-your-back culture vs, a watch-your-back culture.
Motivation In A Keynote Is Great. Tangible Tools & Takeaways Are Even Better
During his years as a transformational trainer in personal and business development, Adam learned the importance of the entire experience for the audience. Part of his Accelerated Learning approach is to provide attendees with anchors that reinforce key messages, as well as exercises that solidify takeaways and help participants integrate their learnings into real change they can take back to their teams.
One of the best ways to bring home a message for an audience is to make it personal. Audiences who take the Resilient Leader Assessment in advance are presented with their own resilience results, as well as strategies for handling their unique challenges and opportunities. Want to build your resilience so you too can show up at your 100%? Download Adam’s Resilience Kickstart Kit. Learn strategies and tips to build your and your team’s resilience, including Adam’s favorite practices, daily habits and must-know products. You’ll also receive regular updates to help keep resilience a priority.
One more thing….
We’re always available online and have adapted to the current COVID-19 state regulations regarding staying safe. We respect your space and want you to know we’re here to help you online if you need it.
Mental Health Resilience
In this episode of the Conscious PIVOT Podcast Adam speaks with Robert MacPhee, former director of training for Jack Canfield, as well as the author of the best selling book, ‘Manifesting for Non-Gurus.’ They discuss why building resilience is essential for your future success. Tune in to learn more about resilience, including how to cultivate it BEFORE you need it.