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Stress and Worth – Women in Business / September 26, 2017

The Women in Business committee met Tuesday, September 26, with more than 40 people in attendance at the Chamber Office. This month the committee watched a two TED Talks and reflected on them in an interactive discussion.

The first TED Talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend” was presented by Stanford Psychologist Kelly McGonigal. New research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. McGonigal flips the argument and conveys that people should look at stress as a positive because it can increase your lifespan. One of the overarching themes the committee talked about following this talk, was about how the way you think can shape the way you feel, and the way you feel is how you act. When you change your mind about stress, you can change the way your body reacts to it. Never be afraid to go after what creates meaning in your life, trust yourself that you will be able to handle the stress that comes with it.

The second TED Talk, “Know your worth, and then ask for it” was presented by Pricing Consultant Casey Brown. Her video focused on defining what you bring to the table, knowing your value, and learning to properly communicate your value to others.

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