I honestly reckon there’s a direct correlation between how good you feel about yourself and your life and how much money you make – it is certainly true in my line of business.
'Feeling Good' takes focus, effort and sometimes money.
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This kind of energy comes from two places: 1. from your reserves, or 2. just because you just feel that way
The latter is obviously better and we'll get to that, but sometimes, you really do need to "fake it 'til you make it". However, recognise that when you are doing that, you are drawing on reserves.
However, if you do need to draw on reserves, here’s some hints that’ll help tap into them effectively.
For some bizarre reason, human beings can generate far more energy in service of others than they can in service of themselves.
Truth is, you don't really know. So make it up and evolve it as needed. Just coming from that place takes the focus off you and makes your energy flow more easily.
Here’s what that means: the other day I was having a conversation with a client a couple of clients. The conversation didn't seem to be going in the direction I wanted it to go. It seemed to my febrile and over-anxious mind that they were backing out of what we had created together previously
So, when confronted things aren’t going the way you want them to, I invite you to plunge in.
Feeling Good – the ultimate source of professional effectiveness
I said I’d share a bit about how I relied on my reserves a but too much and the impact of that.
I invite you to stop and just check-in. How Do you Feel? Right now, and then after that? What's under the first feeling, what's really going on in the inside of you.
I find it's a bit like an onion. The first layer of feelings can be excited and getting stuff done, but go down a few levels and I can sometimes discern real anxiety and stress.
I've given up alcohol for July (except one glass of champagne to christen the new Chicken Coop I'm so proud of this Saturday 😊).
I take every opportunity to look at what I need to feel great.
The good part is: it’s a positive feedback loop