The Davenport

Saboteur Series Part 1: Getting to Know the Controller

February 15, 2022 With Jamie & Guy Season 1 Episode 70
The Davenport
Saboteur Series Part 1: Getting to Know the Controller
Show Notes

On this week's episode Jamie and Guy discuss control and being a controller.  Being a "controller" is one of the ten types of saboteurs identified by Shirzad Chamine in his work on Positive Intelligence.  He teaches that the saboteurs are the negative voices in our heads that "generate negative emotions" (stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, restlessness, and unhappiness) and "sabotage our performance, wellbeing and relationships". A controller is someone who wants to do things their way (because they feel it is the best way or the right way) to achieve the outcome or goal they desire.  Guy gets vulnerable sharing how his #1 saboteur is 'controller' and how that shows up for him (...often when he's waiting in line at Wal-mart or parking in the Disneyland parking garage 😂).  They both agree controllers are not inherently 'bad'.  They make great leaders and help get things down because they are goal-oriented.  But left unchecked, controlling behavior can go too far leading to abusive behavior and damaging relationships.  This episode is bound to leave you chuckling - seeing as it lead Jamie to tears 😂  We hope you enjoy it - if you do, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts:) Thanks so much!

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 About  Jamie and Guy:

Jamie Pyatt LCSW  is a mom, avid beach lover, exercise enthusiast, and a licensed clinical therapist with over 20 yrs of experience. She has worked in hospice care, child abuse intervention, and was an adoption facilitator for 13 years. Jamie loves working with individuals, couples, and teens as they embrace their personal stories and surf the daily waves of life. She makes friends wherever she goes and has a laugh that brightens any room. She believes each one of us deserves love, happiness, and connection ❤️Get to know Jamie better @therealjamiepyatt

 Guy  Balogh is a father of three, car enthusiast, an entrepreneur and small business owner (shout out to @holsterbrands), and a professional business and life coach. Guy loves working with individuals to think bigger, take risks, and maximize opportunities. His quick wit and talent for storytelling pair well with his desire to find the positive in any situation. Get to know Guy better   @therealcoachguy

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