Common sense indicates that if a person is successful at work, accumulates wealth, fame and admiration he will automatically be happy. Actor Daniel Craig, the latest James Bond in the 007 franchise, revealed in the documentary being James bond, that no. The English artist struggled to deal with his fame and had the help of his colleague Hugh Jackman to face the emotional pain.
“My personal life was affected by becoming so famous all of a sudden. I used to lock myself in the house and close the curtains. I was physically and psychologically under attack,” Craig told the English newspaper The Independent. Directed by Baillie Walsh, the 46-minute documentary is available on Apple TV until October 7th. The next movie in the 007 franchise, no time to die, debuts later this month, although it may be delayed for the fourth time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For Ana Carolina Peuker, post-doctor in psychology, professor at UFRGS and CEO of BeeTouch, a startup of solutions for health and quality of life, the concept of health cannot be separated into physical and emotional. Taking care of health in general, with relevance to the mental issue, is fundamental to professional development.
“Especially now, with the pandemic crisis, everyone has become more aware of the importance of mental health. The individual who has greater emotional capacity has more emotional intelligence, regulates their emotional states, is able to identify their emotions, resolve conflicts, manage their own feelings, help other people”, says Peuker.
When preparing for a career, a professional will seek to develop with excellence the so-called “hard skills”: technical skills, new languages, analytical capacity, decision making. However, according to Peuker, it is more common for people to forget to develop “soft skills”: ability to relate to people, ability to learn new things, communication, empathy, creativity, leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence and collaboration.
“When you think about careers, you think about technical skills, but there are other skills that are crucial for professional success. If the professional does not have the capacity for communication, creativity and empathy with colleagues, he will have serious difficulties”, explains the university professor.
In short, to achieve professional success, it is important to be healthy: a balanced diet, exercise, sleep with quality, and seek self-knowledge.
“Emotions and our behavior are determined by our brain. Emotional health depends on brain health. Individuals who have emotional capacity and emotional intelligence regulate their emotional states, can identify emotions, resolve conflicts, manage their own feelings and help other people. Those who develop this ability have a tolerance for frustration, anger, and this favors decision-making. A stressed person with an unhealthy lifestyle will be more impulsive and reactive and may make decisions that harm them,” says Peuke.
The skills of the professional of the future
According to the report “The Future of Jobs”, released in 2018 by the World Economic Forum, the job market in the near future will be completely changed. To prepare for it, the professional of the future must develop these 11 skills: