It’s hard to believe this is the final week with our theme of Paying Attention To Your Patterns.
I’m finding that a lot of the leaders that I’m coaching and training are talking about how they are finding themselves getting off track when it comes to doing things like:
- Working on their Joy List
- Engaging in their hobbies
- Being of service to others
- Tackling their Bucket List
I’m a huge believer in paying attention to what gets in the way. Part of that is literally scheduling into your calendar the time to notice if you are experiencing joy and giving yourself permission to feel happiness.
I absolutely love the quote by Abraham Lincoln that says “People are as happy as they choose to be.”
With that in mind, I ask you:
What are you choosing? Are you choosing to be happy? Are you choosing to be joyful?
Making that choice is intentional. It does not come by accident. There are things that you do that elicit that beautiful emotion whether it is service or engaging in things that bring you joy.
I remember someone once saying that “the longest journey we will ever have is from our head to our heart”. This week, when you look around your Spiritually Fit Room pay attention to your patterns to see what is preventing you from doing the things that bring you joy and also look for the things that are engaging your joyfulness.
For me, it is so essential to create space by scheduling it. When it’s on my calendar, it’s going to happen. If it’s not on my calendar, it’s not going to happen.
You know that as a leader and as a team member, you now look at things through a very different and holistic lens. You now look at the whole person, not just their role.
Another great activity to do with your team at your next meeting is to go around the table and ask them what is one thing they could be doing between now and the next team meeting to increase their joyfulness. Make them accountable for it. Have fun with it and let their passion just exude from them. That is really going to pour into the team and into the workplace.
Have a beautiful day and remember that YOU ARE A POWERHOUSE!