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Stress Gets A Bad Rap
Armor Up on Your Stress Skills: Colonel Deb Lewis & Gez Perez

Armor Up on Your Stress Skills: Colonel Deb Lewis & Gez Perez

In today's episode, you will discover key insights: + Resilience vs Mental Toughness + Why we need to armor up with stress skills and tools to use stress to our advantage + Unpacking your full potential + What are stressful moments + Much, much more A lot has been shared in this podcast and heartfelt moments! Our guest is Colonel Deb Lewis she is a West Point graduate from its first class with women. A retired Army Colonel and Harvard MBA, Deb commanded three US Army Corps of Engineer Districts, including a $2.1B reconstruction program in combat. She survived the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11, while serving on the Joint Staff antiterrorism team. Colonel Deb led while under fire, and her experiences help others become better leaders. Her proven strategies, insights, and tools will arm you with exactly what you need in good times and times of crisis. After a 34-year military career, Colonel Deb and husband Doug Adams embarked on the (Duty, Honor, America Tour (DHATour) October 7, 2010. She drove their RV 26K miles as Doug bicycled 18,067 miles through all 50 states in one year in support of our military, veterans, and families. Today, they continue to work with many non-profits, businesses, and leaders to lift up communities. For more episodes: To connect with Colonel Deb Lewis here are the links: Grab her book "Why is Pono not Pono Today? - Website - Linkedin - Email - Motivation without the Hype - Listed 8 in the Top 20 Podcast of Australian Inspirational Podcasts - Check it Out - Access your FREE resources: Join our Facebook Motivation without the Hype Community - Check out our Signature Program: LEVEL UP Online Bundle for Coaches, Consultants, Service-Based Entrepreneurs "Build A Pipeline Of Ideal Clients So You Can Scale Your Business To $10K+ Months Consistently" - Click
How To Use Stress To Your Advantage

How To Use Stress To Your Advantage

Most people never learned how to use stress to their advantage. They’re encouraged to shy away from it, where it destroys them or eats them up inside. THAT’s not my guest today! Colonel Deb Lewis was in the 1st Class with Women at West Point, Colonel Deb went on to lead a $2.1B construction command in combat. She's had 1000s of opportunities to perfect the art of how to handle stress. She arms you with stress tools to achieve greater success in good times and bad. In 2021, I released my book "Why Is Pono not Pono Today?" on Amazon KDP. Basic Story - Pono the bull snaps after others are mean to him, but his friend Kuleana helps to quickly bring back the best in Pono. Why it’s important - Set in Hawaii, this heartwarming book and lovable characters offer adults and children helpful ways to understand, discuss, and better handle stress. My Author interview on the book is here: Why is Pono NOT Pono Today? ♥ Set in Hawaii, this heartwarming book and its lovable characters offer adults and children helpful ways to discuss and handle stress. ♥ ✔️ Help kids overcome obstacles ✔️ Great children's bedtime story ✔️ Learn special Hawaiian words ✔️ Perfect for elementary age classrooms ✔️ Make it easier to talk about stress & strong emotions 4:15 - Why West Point? 5:00 - Life is hard! 7:09 - What do you mean by "using stress to your advantage"? 23:02 - Interception Strategies: Never mistake Motion for Action! 24:00 - Poor Stress Skills: 1) Anger (fighting, friction) 2) Abandonment (Running away) 3) Disengagement (just going through the motions) 26:00 - I Build Bridges between relationships 38:10 - TWO FREE COURSES! - 40:00 - The NUMBER ONE WAY to handle STRESS and use it to your advantage! ------------------------------About The GoPROcast------------------------------- The GoPROcast is where business doers, entrepreneurs, executives, and all-around rock stars come to discuss what it took to start a business. They discuss what it took to overcome adversity and what challenges lay ahead of them on the road to growing their business, engaging their employees, hiring the best people for the jobs, how to resolve personal and interdepartmental conflict resolution and how to identify behavior types of behavior styles, behavior traits, social awareness and regulation and how all that fits into the human resources efforts to put people over everything. ----------------------Click Here to Subscribe to my Channel------------------- --------------------------Jeremy’s Most Recent Video-------------------------- -----------------------------------Jeremy's Sites------------------------------------ Website: Website: YouTube Channel: LinkedIn: The Risk Factor FB Group: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: TikTok: ---------------------------------Jeremy's Books---------------------------------- Labor To Leadership: Standing O: #TheGoPROcast #TheRiskFactor #JeremyTorisk

MG eric "Rick" olson

Small Business Owner, Lecturer and Subject Matter Expert, National Security Affairs

"Deb is a superstar-- enormously capable, and a make it happen executive. Her ability to manage large, complex organizations and operations is completely impressive. Poised, confident, thoughtful, and caring, she is the total package. I'd want her on any of my teams."

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Book Review - Why Is Pono not Pono Today?

★★★★★ Extraordinary Book with a Powerful Message!

Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2021

Wonderful book with a powerful message for children AND adults. Stress will never go away so rather than ignore it, this book beautifully shares a story that gives little ones the courage to solve problems that arrive in life. Hopeful, endearing, and magical…this book should be in every library and classroom in the world! It is never too early to empower our younger generations and it will not only impact them but any adult who reads it too! There is no greater gift than to teach someone to understand their feelings and this book does this in a way very few books have!

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UDemy Student

"[The Stress Basics Course was] excellent and had clear identification and summary supported by examples to learn and reflect about negativity, stress, their impact and how to move to desired outcomes."

UDemy Student

"Yes, this was a good match for me! This course has helped me deal with my extreme stress in a much better way. I definitely recommend this course to everybody."

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UDemy Student

"This course provided useful information and explanations about stress and how to use it to my advantage. Deb Lewis has an engaging style that cuts through the normal psychological babble and clarifies complex concepts through stories and visualizations. Her style and presentations have given me practical tools for both my personal relationships and business dealings. I highly recommend this Lifecoach Class series."

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UDemy Student

"I am learning new ways to think of obstacles and how deal with stress. I love the delivery of the instructor."


Bill Bellows

President, InThinking Services, Inc., Adjunct Professor

"Debra Lewis has been invited to participate as a speaker for the In2:InThinking Network's Annual Forums ( on 2 occasions, in 2010 and in 2012. Both appearances were tributes to Deb's dexterity in aligning her vast experience as a military leader with our diverse audience of change agents. In 2009, Deb shared invigorating experiences of her 30+ years of active duty in the US Army, including reflections from her 13 months of service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2012, she shared lessons learned from her partnership efforts with her husband in a year-long, 18,000+ mile cross-country effort to make a difference in the lives of military veterans. Leave it to Debra to bring inspiration to your audience."

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