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Fueling Your Emotional State

“The more you can learn to plan for and manage your own emotional state, the more you actually show up and perform at work.” David Rusenko, GM, Commerce at Square Inc. and Meredith Goldberg-Morse, Senior Manager of Social Impact at MTV, join us in the launch of Season Four of We Are Everyone to address how mental health and wellness is impacting businesses and the workforce – a matter that is more important than ever as America enters back into the office. Meredith dives into how MTV helps content creators understand who can serve as that credible mental wellness resource or advisor so that they can pass the right and credible information.

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Key Takeaways: 

0:00 Intro 

5:09 David talks about how the media and social media are impacting mental health, wellness, and fitness, and the technological impact as well on mental fitness 

10:14 Meredith talks about how addressing mental health and wellness is guiding her work and how it impacts the decision to run social impact campaigns around mental health 

15:19 David talks about how addressing mental health and wellness impacts the decision to run social impact campaigns around mental health 

16:43 Meredith talks about the different mental health campaigns or initiatives that MTV was a part of and the guidance that she got from that 

20:06 Meredith talks about how their platform helps content creators understand who can serve as that credible resource or advisor so that they can pass the right information 

25:30 David talks about work, life balance and what can be done better either from a managerial to a leadership position to ensure that employees are fueling their mental fitness muscles and not necessarily burning out 

29:56 David talks about what mental fitness means at a more personal level and what he does to fuel his mental fitness muscles 

35:08 David shares his last advice to people and understand that they are not machines and that they need to manage their emotional states every day 

 

Shows Mentioned: 

www.pivotalmoments.org 

 

The American Psychiatric Association is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the largest psychiatric organization in the world. It’s some 38,800 members are mainly American but some are international.

 https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2018/stress-gen-z.pdf 

 

Snapchat is an American multimedia messaging app developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc. One of the principal features of Snapchat is that pictures and messages are usually only available for a short time before they become inaccessible to their recipients. 

The Mental Health Storytelling Coalition encourages and empowers people to seek support and tell their story, aiming to a meaningfully shift. 

 

Quotes Mentioned: 

“There’s no stigma for going to the gym to try to be healthy.” 

“The same way we take care of our physical health, we need to take care of our mental health in the same way.” 

“Anonymous effect brings out the worst in people sometimes.”

 “Gen Z is more open about mental health than previous generations.” 

“Your expenses don’t wait.” “The more the merrier.” “People are mentally stronger because they’ve achieved something.” 

“Work smarter not necessarily harder.”

 “Don’t feel bad about taking time for yourself during the day.” 

“Not everyone has the same needs, and your needs could also change day to day.”

 “Taking care of your mental health should be viewed as a sign of strength and something that’s ultimately going to benefit the organization rather than a sign of weakness.” 

“People respect you 10 times more when you say no and not yes all the time.”

“The more you can learn to plan for and manage your own emotional state, the more you actually show up and perform at work.”

 Guests Social Media Links: 

Meredith Goldenberg-Morse LinkedIn

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David Rusenko LinkedIn

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