I’m so excited to share with you the first in our next 4 part video series called The Power Of Being Versus Doing.
I don’t know about you, but it is easy as a leader to fall into the trap of being The Human Doer and keep pushing yourself. As a result, you end up disconnecting your head and your heart.
As you enter into your Mentally Fit Room, I’d like you to be thinking about how you would answer this question taken from my book The Powerhouse In You: How to lead with greater resilience, courage, and confidence:
Are you an adrenaline junkie?
I’m going to be really transparent with you. I am a recovering adrenaline junkie. If you put a problem or a crisis in front of me I just jump into solution-focused mode, which is where I thrive.
Now, I want to be really clear with you. This can be a strength. It becomes a dilemma when it goes too far to the other end and becomes a weakness. Your strengths can easily turn into weaknesses if they aren’t held in moderation.
What I’d like you to be doing over the next seven days is:
Pay attention to how you block yourself from giving yourself permission to just be.
Is it by:
- Pushing yourself too hard?
- Continually raising the standard?
Even though we are going through this very challenging time in history, are you still expecting the same from your team? Are you still expecting the same from yourself? Are you setting realistic goals or setting yourself or your team up for failure?
It starts with you as the leader and it ends with you as the leader. You need to be that power of example to your team. It is vital, now more than ever, that you walk your talk.
So again, take the next seven days and pay attention to where you get in your own way. Is it:
- Raising your hand and agreeing to take something else on?
- Agreeing to sit on another board?
- Attending a meeting that truthfully you don’t need to?
I invite you to ask yourself this question as well:
What is one healthy habit that you will incorporate over the next seven days that will allow you to really check into that stillness of just BEING?
For me, my morning routine is so important. That stillness of my mindfulness practice in the morning, just coming from REM sleep to being able to sit fully with my breath, really recharges me and allows my mind to calm itself. That is where I turn things over to my Source.
I’d love to hear what you do to still your mind.
Have yourself a still and beautiful day.
Remember, YOU ARE A POWERHOUSE.
Be more kind to yourself.
Be more compassionate/
Be more forgiving.
Be more loving.
Resilient Leadership Speaker, Author, Coach & Retreat Facilitator
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