As part of Karen's Resilience 7 week online series, she caught up with Steve:
Resilience is an inside job: Interview with Steve Gurney
October 23, 2015 by Karen Ross
Last month as part of my 90-day Resilience for Leaders programme, I caught up with the ever-energetic Steve Gurney to talk resilience: what it is, how it applies to life and performance, and what it takes to win against the odds. Steve, one of New Zealand’s most respected adventure athletes, inventor, speaker and author, speaks candidly here about some of his biggest adventures, coming back from the brink of death, and overcoming some of life’s biggest challenges – including losing his home in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. He has just a bit of experience to draw from!
At the heart of what he shares here about resilience is the central role our mind and our internal state plays in dealing with life’s unexpected challenges and coming out on top. He makes it clear that we can be relaxed and do well – and probably better than if we are over-extending ourselves and pushing too hard. More on this in my previous blog about being “addicted to ‘hard”.
Make your state the most important part of how you’re being, because it really does make the biggest difference.