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MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR

MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR
BY JAMES OH

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TURNING OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITES

Hi! Everyone,


Lately, as usual, while I was having our regular chat with one of my former classmates to catch up with each other, all of a sudden the new concept of Adversity Quotient “AQ” was brought up into our discussion. The rest is history, what is most important is that it immediately sparks my interest and desire, which I told my heart to find out more at the later stage. 

Consequently, I carried out a research and discovered that this concept was developed by Paul Stoltz  of  PEAK Learning, Inc. alongside the concept of Emotional Intelligence.  

Basically, the concept is dealing with how we respond to life’s events, or our capacity to respond productively in times of stress. To me, it is useful to have a good understanding of it as it will help you not only  address the adversity, but conquer it. For those who have been following my blog and have read of those success stories from time to time will know what I mean here.

As such, I decided to share with you my finding on the four dimensions of AQ that
Paul Stoltz  of  PEAK Learning, Inc. has laid down:-

• Control aspect

 – the extent on how you feel to respond to a situation or event positively, and the extent on how you guide your own response to such a situation or event; 

• Ownership Aspect

– the extent to which you take personal responsibility to improve such a given situation, regardless of its cause; 

• Reach Out Aspect

– how extensively you allow such a particular kind of adversity to affect your surrounding such as your work and life;  

• Endurance Aspect

– your perception/belief of how long such an adverse situation/event will last. 

Once you grasp its implications of all these possible dimensions (CORE), I am very sure that you will not be caught off guard. More over, the chances that you are able to address adversity are naturally higher and easier. That's my main intention to blog this article so as to make YOU better as I made better too.

It is also benefiting to know that people with low AQs, the typical response to adversity is a feeling of powerlessness and despair, regardless whether they know or not.

On the other hand, if you have a high AQ, you might remain optimistic and resilient in times of difficulties, you will stay focus on what you can control and how you might influence this and future situations.
 
Stolz named the latter as high-AQ types or “Climbers”, whereas he classifies the former as “Quitters”. Those in the middle – some 80% of the workforce, according to his research – are referred to as “Campers”. These people handle most adversities relatively well, but they also have a fair amount of untapped potential. Moreover, difficulties wear them down more than they should.
To improve your AQ, Paul Stolz suggests that you simply begin by listening to your response to a difficult situation. The very act of noticing your response affects your CORE style of reacting. He also suggests that you then conduct a searching analysis of the situation, and your ability to control or influence its reach or duration.

Always remember that by arming yourselves with adequate and appropriate knowledge, you are surely able to respond to it more effectively.

So, next time when you face adversity, you must tell yourself to have the courage to tackle and conquer it without any fear and worry. Trust me, you too are able to do so just like the true stories that you have read from this blog.

Please do not stop here, but you have an obligation to direct others to this blog so as to nourish them as well. The larger the number, the better it will be because we need to lean and learn from each other so as to strengthen ourselves even more with our brilliant ideas by sharing our knowledge and add on our experiences.

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Thanks for your precious time used to read this rewarding article.
Look forward to hearing and seeing you again.



James Oh

Skype me at james.oh18

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