In today’s episode of The Strong Life Project, I’m diving deep into the concept that has been a game-changer for me, both as a former Police tactical K9 handler and now as a high-performance consultant: “Show Me, Don’t Tell Me.” This principle isn’t just a catchy phrase; it’s a fundamental philosophy that can massively shift the dynamic in your leadership, culture, and stress management.
The essence is simple—words are cheap. In high-stress environments, be it the police force, military, or C-suite offices, actions speak way louder. You can tell someone to be resilient, but showing resilience in the face of adversity? That’s a lesson that sticks. You can’t coach authenticity; you’ve got to live it.
We’ll explore the importance of modeling the behaviour you want to see, whether it’s emotional resilience, effective stress management, or decisive leadership. We’ll discuss real-world examples and practical steps that anyone in a position of leadership or in high-performance situations can apply immediately to be a living, breathing example of what you want to see in your team.
Also, as someone who has battled PTSD, depression, and suicidal ideations, I’ll share my personal journey of how “showing, not telling” transformed my healing process and led me to live a high-performing life.
Don’t miss this episode if you’re serious about taking control and responsibility for your life. Remember, in the end, it’s not about what you say; it’s about what you do.
Tune in and get ready to elevate your life, your leadership, and your performance. Because the time to “Show, Don’t Tell” is now.