They key to mental toughness and controlling one’s emotions
SALISBURY, Md. — This morning on Good Morning Delmarva, our very own Erica Murphy was joined on the desk by Eric Rittmeyer. Eric is a former U.S. Marine and is an expert in the field of mental toughness and emotional intelligence. He speaks to audiences all over the country, teaching executives and sales professionals how to overcome the limits brought on by fear and emotions, and replace them with clear, concise critical thinking that gets results. Eric’s energy was amazing from the beginning, especially for an early morning interview.
Eric we here to speak about mental toughness and controlling our emotions. Eric says, “as humans, we are emotional creatures and we let our emotions get the best of us. He says once that happens, bad things happen. As a viewer or listener, you would sit and wonder, “how am I supposed to stop myself from being emotional?” Eric then explains that it’s impossible to do that, but it’s about learning to control it.
He explains to Erica that emotions are okay, but the key is when to use them and how to control them. He first point having to learn your triggers. He says that people have triggers that make them feel emotional. Understanding the trigger is the best way to keep your emotions in check and being logical in a situation that triggers your emotions.
Erica also asked Eric, “Are there tools to use when you are triggered?” Eric used the word, “compartmentalization”, which according to him means taking different feelings you have and setting them aside–not allowing them to bleed into one another. He says its where you’re able to separate and take things separately as they are, so you can take things as they are.
We loved Eric’s great energy here at 47 ABC and can’t wait for his next visit. But until then, if you need more information on how you can overcome the limits brought on by fear and emotions, and replace them with clear, concise critical thinking that gets results, you can visit Eric’s website at www.mentaltoughnessspeaker.com or you can visit his twitter @MentalSpeaker.