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The Paradox of Control

Almost everyone is looking to have control, even just a slightly tiny bit.

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie discuss the Paradox of Control and how everyone has felt the need to have some over someone, something, or a situation. These control issues usually arise from a place of uncertainty, and it is natural for people to want to know the outcome. The paradox is pretty simple: one can let go of control if there’s a structure to support it. Structures are a way of control, but they can be drowning when taken to the extreme.

We hope you find the paradox useful for your day-to-day activities!

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Key Take-Aways

  • What is the paradox of control.

  • How things tight up when one is in a place of fixation.

  • Why control issues often come from a place of uncertainty.

  • How having a structure that supports oneself can help let go of control.

  • Why the limbic system bases current situations on past experiences.

  • How setting boundaries is beneficial to your wellbeing.

  • What it means to be present in a situation.



CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

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