There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
– Orison Swett Marsden
As leaders and business owners, I strongly believe that the best possible gift we can give to our colleagues and clients is the best version of ourselves.
We are all so busy and often time poor and cash poor and therefore we put our own development and growth on the back burner promising ourselves that we will get round to it when things get a bit easier and we have more time and more money – somehow that perfect time we have in our mind’s eye never quite materializes and we go for months and even years without any serious intake of knowledge, understanding or renewed self-awareness that will enable us to get to the next level.
I am a learning junkie and I am constantly going to seminars, workshops and speaker events where I get to hear some phenomenal people sharing their incredible wisdom and there is the opportunity to hang out with them and learn from their years of learning and experience which makes me feel truly blessed.
I always take away new ideas, new ways of thinking and of being that I can share with my network members, clients and speaker audiences. It really enriches the training/coaching and mentoring I have to offer them. It challenges them to take themselves and their businesses to another level and they can sense the renewed energy in me.
For example – One spiritual healer who joined my network recently said she did so because of my energy – she just felt excited by and aligned with the energy I was giving off. If people are drawn to us subconsciously, isn’t that a great foundation for deep relationship built on mutual empathy and trust
In business we can be constantly giving out, everyone wants a ‘piece’ of us and whilst that can be very fulfilling and flattering, it can also be very draining and to carry on without taking time for us is like trying to run a car on an empty tank.
I firmly believe we have a responsibility to ourselves and our colleagues and clients to constantly fill up that tank and lets face it, it’s never been easier to do that than it is today with the richness and depth of online training that is available to us all and the many seminars/workshops/coaches/trainers etc that we can all tap into.
I took 2 days out last weekend to go on a deeply spiritual retreat in Brighton run by one of the most incredible women I have ever met and I can honestly say “It has transformed my life”
It gave me the time and space to get to know myself all over again and to explore and realise just how much more I have to offer even though I teach people how to be in ‘Flow” and I feel I spend much of my life fully in ‘Flow” – last week, as a result of that weekend I have been in ‘Over flow” and people have noticed, they have been drawn to me and I delivered so much more value to the many clients I worked with last week.
Taking time for ourselves is so much more than just learning something new. It is investing in our greatest asset, it is fully recognizing that we are our business and it is valuing ourselves enough to take some precious time to become an even better version of the incredible person we all are. It is also subconsciously saying to yourself -“I am worth it”
I fully believe that we all only scratch the very surface of our true potential and beyond where we are now lies an infinite well of potential that would absolutely astound us.
So take the plunge, dive in and let the magic unfold!