There’s the shiny, confident exterior you show the world, but at the end of the day, when you’re alone with your thoughts, what do they say to you?
Executive coach and Stanford MBA Shirzad Chamine asked more than 100 CEOs at a seminar this question, which they answered anonymously on flashcards.
Chamine has spent the majority of his career trying to understand the drivers behind our most critical thoughts and whether it’s possible to escape them. Over time, he developed an analogy of how the human mind works that he uses to help others break out of self-destructive mental loops and become happier and more productive at work and in life.
At his recent talk, he shared five strategies to help people who want to challenge negative thoughts.