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Spheres of Influence

How To Reclaim Control When
You're Overwhelmed

Spheres of Influence
00:00 / 07:14

About this Session

The Spheres of Influence technique helps you gain back a sense control when you're feeling overwhelmed. It allows you to assess what you can control, what you can influence, and what you can't do anything about. Keep this tool handy when you are feeling helpless about something happening to you.

Key Takeaways

Think of something that’s overwhelming you.

1) Break it down. What can you control and take action on? What can you influence? What do you need to let go of?

2) Develop a plan for actions you can take to address issues within your circle of influence

3) Accept that you can’t control everything else.

Reflection Questions 

These questions are meant to coach you through examples from your own life. They will help you think through issues you face. Be true to your feelings and realities when answering them. We will provide you with comments on how to dive deeper in your reflections to maximize the benefits from coaching. 

Think of one decision or situation that’s overwhelming you.
What can you control about it?

What can you influence?

What do you need to let go of?

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