Are you the life and soul of the party?
We’ve all know someone who everyone adores – they light up a room with people hanging on their every word. What is it about them? Are they lucky enough to be blessed with a magic gift? Are they wearing some special scent? The truth is that they are using something we all have within us. They have positive energy. Humans, themselves made up of energy, are attracted to positive and repelled by negative energy.
The good news is that it is in everyone’s gift to positively change their energy but it takes practice.
What is the very first thing you say to yourself when you wake up in the morning? Do you look in the mirror and tell yourself how wonderful you are? Or do you look in the mirror and start the day criticising yourself? If the former is true, then you have already set yourself up for a day of feeling badly about yourself with a low energy.
We continually support our friends with positive messaging, but we often tell ourselves negative things that we wouldn’t tolerate from anyone else. We only repeat these thoughts a few times, before we start to believe them… Self-hypnosis is very powerful!
Walking into a client meeting, motivating a team, selling a product or delivering a workshop; the energy you start the day with, will have an impact on the results of that day.
If you’re holding onto even seemingly innocuous feelings of stress or low self-esteem, your interaction with others will be negatively impacted. In turn, your chance of success is reduced, and your energy goes down. It’s a vicious circle.
Talking to yourself in a supportive way can have a positive effect on your energy and listening to uplifting meditations will also help to break this cycle. You’ll feel empowered and be able to ‘walk your talk’ with confidence.
If you’re feeling frustrated or feel that others aren’t really ‘getting’ what you’re saying, it can be a sign that your energy isn’t right. It’s difficult to see ourselves how others see us, so it can be quite useful, if a little brutal, to ask a colleague or friend to give us an honest appraisal. Understanding our own energy and the affect it has on others, is key to us succeeding in all aspects of our life. A vibrant energy is infectious and once people are relating to you in a positive way, obstacles fall away.
Change your energy and the world changes around you