You Don't Have to Be an Island: "Self-Sufficiency Syndrome" is Radio Show Focus – Emotional Pro

March 28th, 2007

3/29/2007 Thursday 9am to 10am Pacific Time
If you can’t (or won’t) get help, listen to Peggy Collins. If you’re an overloaded employee who won’t seek assistance, an overachieving manager who doesn’t delegate or an overwhelmed supermom who picks up the kids while closing the biggest sale of her career by cell phone, you’ll want to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of Self-Sufficiency Syndrome and get tools for breaking the cylcle, learning to ask for help when you really need it (and learn who NOT to ask for help!), leading you to avoid burnout and create a balanced personal and professional life.Your Life with Self-Sufficiency Syndrome
“Self-Sufficiency Syndrome” is described as an “extreme lifestyle reaction to life,” that can cause a person to cut off emotionally, stay isolated, “do for others” (but not allow others to “do for”) and is often seen as a strength and career enhancer, but frequently also leads to burnout and stress. Discover the “upside” and the “downside” to “Self-Sufficiency Syndrome,” and how you can begin to identify whether you are afflicted! And just who do you think evidences more of this “syndrome,” men or women? Find out!
Segment 2– Control, Fear and Mistrust: The Immaturity in Self-Sufficiency Syndrome
Pointing out that our life is “set up” in our earliest years, Peggy talks about the emotions most involved in this debilitating syndrome. What we’re afraid of, why we feel we need to be in control, and what not trusting others or ourselves does to defeat our own best efforts. Hear the story of skydiving champion Cheryl Stearns and how she goes about facing down fear. Peggy identifies the life-lesson involved with being a “Self-Sufficient.
Being in Charge (Not in Control) Is Part of Healthy Interdependence
People move from dependency (childhood) into independence (young adulthood) to interdependence (adult life). But not “Self-Sufficients!” They remain stuck in “independence,” fearing to rely on others or to be vulnerable. How do we establish healthy interdependence; and what would it mean to our world if we all worked toward that end? Peggy challenges you to recognize that you’re being cooked, even though the water (like that in which the frog sits), heats slowly!

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