#18 Still Space Practices to Maintain Executive Presence in Anxious Moments

Season #1

Have you ever been in a high-risk meeting or in a conversation where someone challenges your position, and you immediately feel threatened and that the world is closing in on you? I call this The Still Space, the same space Austrian psychiatrist and holocaust survivor Viktor Frankly described when he said, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” In this space we can execute self-regulation practices that disarm doubt before our thoughts take over and emotions rule our behavior. You are not your thoughts. You are the thinker. If you are familiar with recognizing the Still Space, you can shift your thoughts and behavior before fear creeps in. That’s power. This episode gives you specific actionable strategies you can use to gain power in The Still Space. Learn more at www.MaryLeeGannon.com

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