Expectations, disappointments, and emotional (over)reactions [80]

emotions in an art business
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Do you find it difficult to keep emotions out of business – especially when you feel let down? Many of us do it, but is it the best way to make decisions?  This week we discuss the issue of disappointment and how we deal with it (or don’t!).

Our conversation leads into the idea that disappointment is always closely related to expectations – when we expect something specific of a person or situation, we can feel hurt, angry or extremely disappointed when those expectations are not met.  

We have recently experienced a number of situations where we have either witnessed disappointment, caused disappointment, or felt disappointment and we examine this issue from each of these 3 perspectives. In this episode, we also discuss egotistical gurus, inspiring leaders, and the power of starting the week in creative flow.


Kyle Cease https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nDqMhZoEq8

Mahamed Hashi on Four Thought https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ktq6

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