In the process of searching for my full self-expression, I uncovered teachings of the body, mind, heart and soul/energy realms that I’ll be grateful for forever. On this 40+ year journey, one of the core drivers for me was searching for what I bring, what made me special, and how I could create a life around that. I’ve gathered many tools over the years, some of the tools that I now have would have saved me years of searching if I would’ve had access to them earlier in life. I’m an explorer by nature who lives in the now while tapping into the future so I have no regrets, I do the best I can with what I have and have an innate curiosity… there’s always something new to be discovered after all.
Seeing what other people bring, or not, is always easy, isn’t it?
Seeing your own greatness is different, it’s easier to put yourself down. Focusing on what’s actually great about you is the key focus for me and one of the reasons I love the strengths movement. I love to acknowledge and cheer people on, I just can’t help but see the silver lining #positivity. There are so many limiting beliefs and judgments flying around on this planet and it’s easy to get caught up in someone else’s reality and adopt these opinions as “yours” when it often isn’t.
Being happy and having fun has always been very important to me, and I’ve fought tooth and nail for it at times not knowing why doing whatever it took to get people to smile, if even for a moment. As I matured and realized the impact of judgments, and how often people around me didn’t prioritize happiness nor the impact of this in their lives I wondered why that was. Then I realized how it often happened, working “hard”, being so caught up in doing and providing for your work, lifestyle, family, etc. that you end up getting caught up in the rat race and beating yourself up for what you’re not doing.
There are always stakeholders
Let’s face it there are always stakeholders to consider when you’re in sales, even when you’re the CEO, which can be draining. Until one day, when you’ve had enough… you want to simplify life, be happy and enjoy each day. Maybe you just get yourself a Harley to feel alive — there are no margins for slacking on a bike after all, or maybe you suffer inside as you work harder and harder being a little off your game, or not as hungry as you used to be, and feeling a bit jaded.
At this point, you may no longer know what you bring to the table, however, or so busy in the midst of building that kingdom of yours with no time to stop and breathe, until you just can’t take it anymore…
Would you like to change to another track?
After advising many men and women over the years, I’ve learned that people tend to trust me quickly. I also quickly earned the reputation of getting things done, not being afraid of trying new things and going for it. The common thread throughout my life has always been a curiosity about people from different perspectives and it still took me many years to “get” that I was good at it and could actually get paid to coach professionally.
I spent years with various energy modalities and still practice them today. Through these ventures, I realized how aware I had been, long before I “knew” it, or had a language for that awareness. Learning to separate what’s mine and what actually belongs to others has been profound, pragmatic, and so much fun.
Asking questions is key —so is allowing the answer to come to you instead of forcing it. Think of it as a energetic contribution and awareness rather than a head response of conclusions.
I remember the first time I read the book, “Being You, Changing the World” by Dr. Dain Heer, it was profound and simple at the same time and FUN! I was on fire reading that book, and recommend it warmly to anyone seeking expanded awareness no matter what profession you’re in, and still re-read it once a year.
And that’s the interesting thing for me as I tend to share new tools with the people I interact with. Many people often classify energy modalities as a separate thing, something woo-woo and then, is it really?
When you stop long enough to check in why you make the decisions you may find that you tune into your instincts and hunches on things no matter what the facts say yet some will only base decisions on facts. When you interact with people energy is present, it’s the energy we all radiate that has people be drawn to us, or not. You can choose to acknowledge it, or put the head in the sand and pretend that it’s not there.
When people “crash”, lose their mojo or take drastic measures, I’ve often found that it’s because the individual has lost touch with the core of who they are.
Connecting to your awareness will help you in business too. Never forget that you matter. That the world is a better place with you in it. That being said, are you creating a business and life that you really love?