The Unlimited Newsletter

Potential Unlimited

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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February, 2014 | Volume 3 | Issue 3 Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn

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Are you feeling love in the air with Valentine's Day right around the corner? Likely the answers to this question among people are as varied as the emotions we experience as humans. I like to compare our feelings to an ocean. Some days we are raging and unsettled while others times, we can feel calm and at peace.

Emotions are wonderful and bring us a lot of joy, but they can also hamper our ability to be effective leaders. If you think you've got your emotions 100 per cent under control and guarded from your staff and colleagues, you may want to think again. Emotions have a funny way of leaking out, often without us consciously being aware that other people can read us. This is not a bad thing, but it is important for you to understand why you are getting so fired up and to see if it is really justified.

I have written a story below, 'Don't Take it Personally, but YOU Need to Read This Article!' where I share a useful tool I employ myself when I feel my heart rate start to accelerate! It really does work and diffuses the situation quickly. I like to think of this tool as my surf board that helps me ride out the waves of my emotional ocean.

Enjoy the ride!

Carey-Ann Oestreicher
Chief Engagement Officer
Potential Unlimited


Don't Take It Personally, But YOU Need to Read This Article!

Light switch off

When was the last time someone frustrated you or made you upset? Was it this morning? Perhaps, last week? Or, if you are really even-tempered it might have been a month or two ago. One thing is certain, if you are alive and human, someone has definitely made you feel angry.

This is a natural part of being a human being, right? Well, yes and no. Emotions are a human characteristic and help to bring us depth and meaning. But when those emotions start to hamper our ability to work with others, or to listen openly to ideas or even take away our own focus because we feel so unsettled inside, that is when our emotions become a problem. Our emotions in this state control us.

As part of Potential Unlimited's Executive and Life Coaching programs, clients learn new ways of thinking that help them when they feel unsettled. I'd like to share one of these amazingly effective tools with you now! Read more.


Quote of the Day:
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." Anne Bradstreet, America's first published poet



Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.

Winner of a Top 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award and nominee as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.

Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.

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