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266: Managing Your Emotions for Aligned Decision Making - Dr. Kinga Mnich

On Air with Ella - podcast episode 266

on air with Ella episode 266


Are your emotions defining who you are? Is fear limiting your ability to live your fullest life? Your emotions are important, but they are not your identity.

Social Psychologist Dr. Kinga Mnich says that emotional alignment means learning to understand that emotions are guidelines for interacting with others and how we want others to interact with us. It is an internal compass of who we want to be, how we want to be understood, and how we impact the world. It is not a determination of how good of a person we are.

It is not possible to be unemotional, emotions are part of your human experience. But you are not your emotions. - Dr. Kinga Mnich

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The critical differences between emotions (chemical) and feelings (environmental), and thoughts (mental)

  • The "3 layers of fear"

  • Emotions do not equal our IDENTITY

  • There is no such thing as an UNEMOTIONAL life... why that's a good thing

  • “Energy in motion” - we are doing emotion

  • How to interrupt your thoughts

  • Why she committed to a "Year of Non-Judgment"

  • How to make rational decisions when we're experiencing emotions

  • 7 Pillars of Decision Making:

  1. Emotion

  2. Logic

  3. Intuition

  4. Creativity

  5. Motivation

  6. Inspiration

  7. Physical


Read this!


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Dr. Kinga Mnich is an award-winning international social psychologist, educator, and speaker, specializing in emotions, positive psychology, bio-hacking, and gender. Her work solves the myths of emotions by breaking down the complexity of social & cultural concepts tied up inside emotions. Through her extraordinary research, she brings new ways of understanding how we can use emotions to be who we want to be, create impact and flourish in life (and business).

Her Ziva Way method combines social and positive psychology with strategy and mindfulness techniques to help clients create the life and career they desire.

In her private practice, Dr. Mnich helps women high-achievers & leaders transform their minds & surroundings by leveraging the power of emotion through neuroscience & positive psychology.



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