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I’ve been thinking about power a lot lately. And here’s what I’ve come up with. Many people currently:
Feel a sense of powerlessness in their business or life
Are in overwhelm–and if they aren’t, they remember a recent time when they were!
Keep looking for the “next thing” to return them to power.
But here’s the rub: there isn’t anything you can get or buy or acquire to bring you power. Sure, having a peaceful and supportive relationship with yourself and others help. Sure, having a wise and commited mentor will help your business. Sure, having a friend or coach to hold you accountable helps. But really, where does power come from?
Isn’t that awesome? Don’t you love it? Let’s take a second to drink that in, and listen to my current favorite song about reclaiming your power… Click on the link below to listen to Temba Spirits up-beat rap entitled “Reclaim Your Power.”
Alright. Pumped up? Feeling good? Did you remember that what you need is inside? Here are 3 ways to reclaim your power RIGHT NOW.
1) Get still. Whether you need to go for a walk, repeat the word “peace” to help stop your thoughts, read a page of an uplifting book or poem, listen to a few minutes of your favorite music.
2) Connect with nature. Nature doesn’t get stressed out. Nature knows everything needs to run its course.
3) Stop needing. This is my favorite. Listen to how often you say you “need” something. Yikes. A lot, eh? What’s the energy of needing? It is desperate, overwhelmed, attempted control, lack of trust. Ok, now let’s consider replacing needing with wanting. Wanting is choice, intention, applied energy to a desired outcome. Wanting has power. Needing doesn’t.
How are you feeling about your power level? What are you doing to increase it?