6 Personal Habits For Building Resilience and Staying Resourceful… Even Under Intense Pressure


Keeping up with the relentless pace of change is part of our world and organisational life today…
and it’s not going to slow down any time soon.

This fast pace can take its toll on everyone, so it makes good business sense to develop yourself and your people in a way which strengthens them from the inside out.

This preview of a recent Great Managers MasterClass will strengthen you so that you don’t just cope with our fast-paced world, you FLOURISH!

Flourishing is about wellbeing, heightened development, positivity, growth and a feeling of confidence & success.

If we don’t actively develop the necessary skills, habits and routines, it’s highly likely that we will flounder rather than flourish.

The more resourceful people are in their lives the more energy they will bring to work which increases engagement, productivity and results.

In this MasterClass, Sandra will provide the Formula for Flourishing including the 6 most well-researched, tried and tested habits that will help you FLOURISH and get the most out of life.

If you would like to view the full-length lesson on The Formula for Flourishing, for a limited time you can subscribe to the Great Managers MasterClass for free. *Click here for more info.*

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What are the benefits of Flourishing?


What happens when people flourish at work?

There’s been a lot of research done on this topic and the consensus from the experts is that when people thrive in their jobs:

  • They are nearly 6 times more likely to feel engaged
  • 29% more likely to be productive
  • 45% more likely to be satisfied in their jobs
  • 46% less likely to have time off for illness
  • 32% less likely to leave.

When we’re flourishing in our lives and at work, we experience a lot more energy.

So remember our Great Managers Mantra: To value your energy, like the precious resource that it is?

Well, there are many of you who tell us how hard it is to do this with everything you’ve got on at work and in your life.

Energy can get pretty low right?

Now, If that’s the case for you, you’re not alone.

A recent study shows that when it comes to our wellbeing, 70% of us report that we actually spend most of our time somewhere between functioning and flailing.

In other words instead of flourishing, most of us are just getting by and we’re not OK with that! We want something better for you than that.

So to increase your energy, you need to create habits that support and build it the same way that we talk about building the habits of great managers in our programs.

Flourishing needs practise and consistent effort… and the effort is worth it.

The Formula for Flourishing

We’re going to focus on a tried and tested model that builds your energy and supports wellbeing and flourishing called PERMAH.

It was originally developed by psychologist Martin Seligman, who is one of the founders of the positive psychology movement.

Positive Emotion

The six pillars (or personal habits) in the Formula for Flourishing start with Positive Emotion.

This is about being able to focus on positive emotions and develop the skills and emotional agility to move into positive emotions in a deliberate and skillful way.

Researchers suggest that the right balance of heartfelt positivity boosts our resilience, broadens our outlook, and helps build creativity and resourcefulness.


The next habit is Engagement, which is about being absorbed, interested and involved in an activity or the world itself.

The ability to do this can be greatly enhanced by developing and using your strengths at work.

So, those things that you’re good at and enjoy doing. This has been found to boost your confidence, energy and results at work.


The third habit is Relationships, which is being able to build strong connections with others.

Creating genuine connections with others at work can give you satisfaction and an energy boost.

Researchers suggest it can also lower your levels of stress, improve your concentration and help advance your career.

We are hardwired to connect with others no matter how introverted we are.


The fourth habit is Meaning which is about finding meaning in our work and lives.

Notice my emphasis on “finding”. It’s about understanding how what you do at work makes a positive difference to others.

This has been found to increase motivation, commitment and a sense of satisfaction at work.


Our next habit is Accomplishment.

This is about feeling a sense of achievement, progress or mastery.

The research is very clear that people who set goals use a growth mindset and love to develop themselves and others, experience more satisfaction and are more resilient.


Our sixth habit is Health. Research has confirmed that staying healthy by eating well, moving regularly and sleeping deeply builds a solid foundation for your general wellbeing and everything else in your life.

Let’s face it, when you feel bad physically, it affects everything.

It affects your energy levels, happiness, thoughts, behaviours, productivity, and relationships.

Health is wealth.

We cannot leave this important pillar to chance. Now, none of these pillars create flourishing on their own. They all contribute to it.

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Next Steps

None of these pillars create flourishing on their own. They all contribute to it.

If you would like to learn practical steps to create these habits in your life, you can view the full-length lesson on The Formula for Flourishing in our Great Managers MasterClass. For a limited time, you can subscribe to our MasterClass for free. Click here for more info.