Adversity Domination Plans.
I heard this phrase today for the first time, listening to an Amber Selking, PhD ‘Building Championship Mindsets’ podcast from October 2017.
The podcast focused on correct mindsets when encountering adversity. As a performance coach for Notre Dame Football, my Georgia Bulldogs had just handed a small bit of adversity to the Irish in South Bend a few weeks before this podcast was published, so the topic was particularly relevant at the time.
The different “mindset markers” as she calls them were great, but what really struck me was the final idea around creating ‘Adversity Domination Plans.’
In essence, these are contingency plans with a much more empowering title.
Adversity is inevitable. In business. In sports. In relationships.
I’m an insurance and risk management guy, so I filtered her message through that lens. My clients have experienced devastating losses that are tough to plan for or even imagine.
Yet that is exactly what Adversity Domination Plans are intended to do: anticipate, plan, drill, and have a quick response ready in the event of crisis and adversity.
Whether it’s to have a plan in the case of a housefire or a building explosion or an auto accident that results in multiple fatalities,, contingency plans are there to help you move fast and address problems quickly to mitigate further damage.
Adversity Domination Plans not only help you respond, but help you thrive through these types of events – even if they have very real and difficult consequences.
If you’re a risk manager or in any way involved in the risk management function, how can you shift from contingency planning to Adversity Domination planning?
For everybody else, how can you begin viewing your responses to adversity in a more empowering way that not only helps you limp through it but actually become stronger through it?