Get a grip; it’s not the end of the world! We have all got to deal with it. That was my reaction to the latest economic news. But then again, it could be my low empathy coming out. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory. The good news is that I’m a fully functional, emotionally normal adult. (Some of you may disagree and that’s ok, I can deal with it!). One element of the EQ was low and that was empathy.
So you may be thinking, “What does this have to do with the Cincinnati and Dayton IT job market or IT consulting?” Nothing directly, but it does tie into mental toughness.
Mental toughness is having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to generally cope better than your peers with the many demands that are placed on you in an IT job.
People that are in IT jobs typically have to deal with a lot of stress. Not only do they have to deal with people, they also have to deal with hardware and software that may not always behave as expected. The current economic conditions can add to stress. Tomorrow we will look at ways of developing mental toughness.