May 1, 2020
When I first started working in our family business, I noticed that my emotions often yo-yoed: I would go from incredible highs to incredible lows. My emotions were a lot more volatile than they were when I was working at Deloitte. It took me some time to realise that I was more sensitive than I had been when I worked outside of the business, because I was working with my nearest and dearest, and so had very high expectations of them.
Emotions are interesting. It takes introspection to identify the source of one's emotions and then one deciding not to be ruled by them. A common one a lot of us struggle with is a feeling of rejection when our ideas are not taken on board: that we feel rejected does not mean we were rejected; that our ideas were rejected, does not mean we were rejected. Emotions are not truth.
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