Much is written, discussed and broadcast about the importance of understanding your ‘why’ - that uplifting sense of purpose, that deep-meaning behind everything you do. But has the power of the question why lost it’s way?
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The more I explore and work with clients – individually and within whole organisations – the more I notice the narrow range that each of us has from which we source our attitude. This Simple Note steps into the patterns of emotional behaviour that form our attitudes, awakening and enhancing the choices we have.
How do you retell your story? What recurring stories have come to define you? What aspects of your story replay today, every day?
The way you tell your story tends to set an expectation for your future - how will your “future-you” feel?
When emotions plummet, when we feel ourselves falling a long way short in our pursuit of happiness or when we just feel overwhelmed with our emotions or workload, we can seem buried in confusion, frustration, anger or regret. In short… we get stuck and overwhelmed. These two questions can help bring you back to the now…
Occasionally I am asked to coach specifically on a leader’s gravitas, how they speak and present information verbally to shift and increase their impact. This Simple Note will give you a simple change that will increase the likelihood of you saying the right thing in the right way and at the right time.
We communicate non-verbally all the time, and not always deliberately or desirably!
When connecting and collaborating with others, most of us are, to some degree, aware of our body language and both consciously and unconsciously pick up on the signals being communicated through the body language of others. The meeting of these two message-communication units (you and them) often dictates the quality of connection and the can predicate the likely success of the outcome.
To wear a t-shirt on a winter's day and expect to be warm is foolish. Similarly a poorly chosen attitude can limit our effectiveness in many situations.
Much of your brilliance is held back, as you listen to your inner voice, The Silent Saboteur. What does yours say to you? How can you neutralise its message or tune out?