Work Optimism + Positive Engagement + Support Provision.
Are you focused on the positive, energizing aspects of your work or the negative, paralyzing aspects? Michelle tells us it’s all about realistic optimism: “when we are able to take a realistic assessment of the present moment while maintaining a belief that our behavior matters in the face of challenges, we achieve better results at whatever we are doing.”
Do that and you’re a “Visionary Work Optimist” who believes “Good things happen.”
The “Engagement Masters” are able to create empowering stories about stress. Rather than getting overwhelmed by stress, they choose to see stress as a challenge rather than a threat—helping to sustain energy over the long run and avoid burnout.
Core belief: “In the face of challenges, I can succeed.”
This is all about how much support you GIVE at work. Research shows that how much support you *give* rather than receive, is the best predictor of your work awesomeness. We want to be “Work Altruists” and cultivate our social support networks by stepping up and lending a hand.
Core belief: “I invest in the success of others.”