If you don’t like the station, change the radio

We have an acronym at Leadership Development Group that we use to explain the impact of our own experiences when it comes to the stories we tell ourselves. We call it L.E.N.S., or Life’s Emotional Navigating System. It works well because the stories you tell yourself about an experience are completely based on the kind of lens you are wearing. Those stories dictate how you feel.

When I talk about this in keynotes, I literally put on goofy glasses with green lenses because they illustrate my point. When I wear them, everything I see is green.

Your story is an inner monologue that runs continuously, and because of that, it impacts everything.

If you don’t like what you are “hearing” through your lens, you have the power to change it. Or, to change the radio station to keep on our theme of cheesy metaphors.

Recognize you are wearing a lens and identify what it is. Then you can begin to separate your perception from what is actually the truth.

What LENS is directing your inner stories?

Are you stuck in frustration?

Are you stuck in frustration? Wasting time reacting to others instead of focusing on what matters most?

The Trigger Identifier™ is a six step proven process to help you become less reactive and more strategic. Because every problem has an emotion attached to it, you can get stuck in an endless cycle of stress and drama. But when you understand your triggers, you’ll harness the power of your emotions faster and easier.