May 7, 2021

#18: Reacting or Responding: You can Choose

#18: Reacting or Responding: You can Choose

Conversations for women entrepreneurs from around the globe who appreciate travel, a healthy lifestyle and are eager to learn tools and resources to grow their business and thrive in their lives. Join Carol and Trish as we share a variety of topics related to just this!

This week we are exploring concepts to choose to react or respond.

Consider the following :
A reaction is about the moment whereas a response is about the outcome. 
Understanding how my emotions drive my decisions will improve relationships,  productivity, and possibilities. 

Tips from Trish

  • Starts with listening CAREFULLY to the other person.
  • Or if you’re the first to speak, as a “learning” question to warm them up.
  • “It’s obvious you’re upset. Can you tell me what’s wrong?”
  • If they become angry or hostile, we can schedule a later time to talk.
  • If they offer a calm response, we can take a slow deep breath and say,
  • “Let me see if I’ve got that… you are angry because…” and then we ask     “is there more?”    They may have more, may not. We summarize and ask “have I got that right?” 

BETTER LISTENING is really at the core with this example of reacting and responding in a way that can more successfully manage or control our emotions in the moment.      

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I am Carol, a small business mentor helping women solopreneurs find their focus with empathy, offering strategies and fresh marketing ideas. I can help you say NO to overwhelm. Get things done in my free virtual co-working session every Thursday. Sign up at or DM me on Instagram @Motivatemastermind
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I am your host Carol Clegg. As a small business coach, I partner with women solopreneurs in midlife, to confidently step out of overwhelm and create a fresh path to success through tailored accountability and mindset coaching, integrated with the powerful Positive Intelligence program. Struggling with procrastination, finding balance in your business and personal life, and cultivating a positive mindset?

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