Episode 309: Nurture Your Business: “Inside Out” Shows Us Why We Need All of Our Emotions in Business
Our emotions dictate how we interact with our environment and people around us, and we often do ourselves a huge disservice by shutting out negative emotions. Why is it important to give all your emotions room to come to the surface? What happens when we push aside feelings like anger, fear and disgust?
On this episode, I talk about a very important lesson we can learn from the cartoon movie, Inside Out.
Maturity involves recognizing that emotions are not black and white. -Dana Malstaff
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
- Decide the things that you love and start looking at them with a dissecting eye to see what you can learn from them
- Pushing other emotions aside and trying to be happy all the time can put us under a great deal of stress
- If it’s hard to pull yourself together in life, it will be tough to do it in business
Cartoons have so much to teach us about ourselves and business. In the case of Inside Out, we learn that it is important that we face all our emotions when things happen to us. It’s easy to choose to just be joyful all of the time but that can do more damage in the long run. Feelings like sadness, happiness, fear, excitement and anger are all interconnected, and sometimes we can’t experience one without another. There’s nothing wrong with this. Allowing ourselves to feel the full scope of our emotions gives you– and your business– a resilience and ability to heal.