Emotions can seem detrimental on our path to professional success, especially when decisions are driven by irrational responses. However there is a place for emotion in our professional lives and according to my guest this week, understanding this, helps improve human durability – or what is often referred to, as resilience.

Derrick McManus is a survivor, to say the least, and he has incredible stories to tell. Derrick was in the South Australian Police Force for over 40 years, where he became a member of the Special Task And Rescue Group.  During his time in the STAR Group, he learned how to sustain optimum performance under pressure which was put to the ultimate test, when he was shot 14 times with a high-powered rifle.

In today’s episode of Be The Drop, Derrick describes his rich history with risk and consequence, using examples from his life to explain human durability, he reveals how this concept is key in both business and personal success, and we also discuss how sharing stories can inspire and empower other people.

Human Durability with Derrick McManus

“I actively prepare myself for the potential outcomes from the choices I make in my life”

Listen now to Derrick’s full episode to hear how to overcome emotion and breed success:

In this episode on human durability, you will learn:

  • How to control your emotional decision making
  • To assess risk in an honest and effective way
  • The power of decisive, purposeful actions made in control of emotion
  • Optimum performance and how it differs from a less desirable peak performance
  • How being gentle to yourself and accept your emotions
  • That self-esteem and resilience are attainable through reflection and rehearsal
  • How to be comfortable with failure and manage your fears
  • What practice, and hard work can do for the future you intend to have

“To deal with fear, you must draw strength from the challenges you’ve already overcome”

Are you want to know more about how to tell your story to motivate and inspire others, check out this podcast episode where I share a 5 step process to help you do this.

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Amelia xx


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