Recently I was asked by a senior recruiter “How does martial arts help me with business?”. The interesting thing is that this has come up many times before with friends and even my last boss.
My last boss has asked me how I manage to cope with all the stress and multitude of personalities and arguments that I have to deal with. We had a lot of “A type” personalities and many meetings got very heated with arguments and shouting!
My response was very simple – my martial arts training. For these instances my training helped me put things in perspective – deadlines, people screaming – it’s not the end of the world, nobody is dying. I told him, if somebody was coming at me with a knife then I would worry, but words are just words.