Most of us know one. That person-colleague, business partner, or leader—who continues to emerge stronger and wiser after being “knocked down” by life.

If you aren’t a naturally resilient person, don’t fear. It turns out, resilience can be practiced and perfected. It’s connected to a certain mindset and having honed skills of self-regulation and self-awareness.

Here are 6 actions to help you practice resilience:

1. Manage and overcome negative emotions by allowing and acknowledging them.
2. Plan short-term goals to achieve your long-term aspirations.
3. Surround yourself with people who will push you the hardest and have your back when you need support.
4. Use challenges to become a better leader. Know they are there to teach you something really important.
5. Use creativity to move past trauma.
6. Identify resources you will tap into ahead of time, so you know who to call in a pinch.

Think about the opportunities you can create in your professional life when you stop letting your fear take charge, and instead lead from a place of strength and confidence. Imagine the impact that could have on your client roster and your bottom line. When working on developing your resilience, don’t think you have to go at it alone. Our transformational coaching uncovers your unique motivations, strengths, and challenges.