If I could give you a pill that increased your focus, made you physically and mentally stronger, improved effectiveness at work and boosted creativity, would you take it? What if this same miracle drug promoted better relationships, improved bonds with loved ones and made you more optimistic, would you take it then? What if the…

6 Ways to Ride the Bumps of Middle Management

Marie is under the pump! Her quarterly report is due on Friday, two of her departments are critically understaffed, and she has to run an induction for the new line manager who starts tomorrow. She has a lot of balls in the air and life for Marie is pretty stressful. Marie is in middle management, and how…

Is it Good Being You?

Is it good being you? I love asking that question when we do our Stress Teflon workshops/seminars for companies and small businesses. I love asking it because the range of responses you get is massive.  You get some people that respond with “yeah, it’s great being me”, while other people go, “Uhm, not sure. I…

How studying Lobsters changed my perception on stress

One day I was watching Friends. My daughter loves Friends. So she and I were watching an episode about Ross and Rachel and how they were made for each other, and Phoebe described them as being lobsters... According to Phoebe (she’s probably not the most reliable scientific resource that you're going to get), she had…

Are you stressing your kid? I hope so…

Are you stressing your kid? I really hope so! Stress breeds resilience, pride, tenacity and self-belief. All great attributes to have in a child. So, why do we shelter them from stress so much? Why do we wrap them is cotton wool and not let them play outside. Why do we do their assignments for…

Hey perfectionist! Your perfection is causing you toxic stress!

“So, who are the perfectionists in the room?” I asked this question to a group of data analysts and accountants at a Stress Teflon workshop we did with a multinational dairy company recently. Two-thirds of the hands shot up towards the sky. In the world of data analytics, attention to detail is a great attribute…




It’s great being you when stress doesn’t stick

Do you struggle with stress? Let’s be honest, that’s most of us. Maybe you’ve even read articles on how to relieve your stress. But in STRESS TEFLON, Luke Mathers and Mick Zeljko explain that eliminating your stress is not the answer. Instead, you can utilise stress to get more out of life, becoming a better version of yourself.


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