Sep 4, 2023
Being a leader often comes with a ton of stress. There’s so much
pressure for you to do your very best, and many people come to you
for guidance. One wrong decision will cost you, the people under
your leadership, and the company.
With all of this pressure and stress, how can you combat it
In this episode of the Int-HER-rupt podcast, host Linda Yates
speaks with Nicole Trick Steinbach on dealing with stress. Listen
to these insightful tips on how to handle stress as a
Nicole’s Successful Journey in Escaping Poverty
Nicole grew up in a single-mother household and experienced poverty
during her childhood. She became the first in her family to attend
college. Her educational background and drive helped her escape the
poverty she faced during her youth.
After spending 20 years in tech and becoming a global senior
Director, she now runs a business where she teaches other women
about bravery in leadership roles.
However, she did face challenges while climbing the ladder. One of
these challenges is overcoming imposter syndrome. What helped her
was accepting hard feedback and allowing herself to move away from
things that no longer served her.
Shifting Bravery to Accountability
To help you move out of a hard place, get serious about what you
want. For example, do you want a life of financial
Don’t be afraid of hard work. Everyone wants the easy way out, but
some steps may require you to put in more time and
Remember, accountability has nothing to do with control. Instead,
it’s taking responsibility for your perspective, impression,
experience, and action.
Biggest Stressors for Leaders Today
Following someone else's ghost:
Following a past leader's actions is okay, but remember to be
yourself. Nicole provides details on how you can be yourself as a
leader and not follow someone's ghost
Having a team that's just like you:
It's essential to have team members who will push back on you and
are nothing like you. You need others with different experiences,
races, ages, and religions to gather different ideas.
Forgetting about their careers:
Continue to build your career while you help others. While building
your team and helping them become successful, you may fail to focus
on your career. Find growth in your career, and don't put it on
Dealing With Stress in Your Work
Define your goals:
Take the time to determine what you want out of your career. Set
deadlines to help you reach your goals and celebrate
Rest your body to bring creativity:
In today's society, we're too focused on the hustle and tend to
forget how important it is to rest our bodies. There's a reason why
certain people are more successful than others, and it's because
they take the time to sleep to bring creativity.
Nicole lives by sun, social, and sleep to help her
manage stress. Be sure to get vitamin D, connect with others, and
rest when your body is tired.
Her last tip is never to stay somewhere when
you're not thriving. Yes, you need the paycheck, but if you know a
company is not right for you, move on to help you afford stress and
“When you're building cortisol and dumping dopamine throughout it,
you have all kinds of issues, such as cardiovascular and
relationship issues. That's when people start drinking too much,
smoking too much, partying too much, whatever it is, and not
sleeping enough, like cortisol is there. It's such an important
part. Dopamine is there. It's such an important part. But you know,
what else was really important? Equilibrium!” - Nicole Trick
Nicole Trick Steinbach shares terrific tips on combatting stress as
a leader. As always, your host, Linda Yates, has guest speakers who
share powerful advice on helping you become a better leader.
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