Peak Performance Resources for Leaders by Leaders



1. An affective state of consciousness in which joy, anger, fear, hate, etc., is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness. 2. The depth of feeling. 3. Any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, enthusiasm, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by physiological changes, such as increased heartbeat or respiration. These often manifest as, sweating, crying or shaking. 4. Energy in motion. 5. The effort to put someone or something into motion. 6. The connector between mental plans and physical actions. Without emotion, the thoughts cannot translate into actions or results. The Optima Zones are a direct measure or scale of emotion.

Emotional Freedom

1. A state where you can act and live as you choose without being subject to unwanted emotions. 2. The ability to express in words and actions what you want, when you want, in the way you want without restriction or consideration. 3. The ability to experience positive emotions while transforming negative or unwanted emotions. 4. The state of equanimity where you can maintain your emotional state or mood without absorbing, reacting, or being affected by another person’s negative expression of emotions.




1. The psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing the feelings, thoughts or attitudes of another person. 2. To understand the perspective, experiences, or motivations and share another individual’s emotional state. 3. The imaginative ascribing or projection onto an object or work of art, one’s own feelings, thoughts or attitudes.

Empirical Fact

A fact that is established by observation, not established by theory or reason.


1. To provide work to a person for payment. 2. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy: employed himself for an hour reading blogs. 2. To put (something to use or service: employed a knife to open the envelope; employed her skills in the new role. 3. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose: employed several months in learning to speak French. 4. The state of being employed: in the employ of the company.

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