Thought leadership is an energy game. Your energy introduces you before you do. I am always blown away that people can tell where you are at, even if you think you are trying to cover it up!
Making an energy check part of any prep process is smart. Before a phone call, before a meeting, before a presentation. Are you tired? Are you grumpy? Are you desperate? Are you nervous? We all suffer from low vibes. The trick is to know how to turn them up, down, or off.
Managing your state is a vital skill to running a successful practice. It is not your client’s problem if you have had a bad morning, had disrupted travel plans, or fought with your partner before leaving the house! We are paid to turn up, to turn up turned on.
My favourite energy hacks are:
Being a professional problem solver and solution provider is a big work. It can be mentally and physically exhausting. It can also be invigorating! When you are doing work that you love, with people you like, the way you want – it’s hard to have a bad day.
When you are dealing with difficult clients, doing work that no longer inspires you, in a format that doesn’t suit you, then your energy will literally drain out of your body! Looking after yourself is not a luxury – it is vital.
We have all heard the cliché of “putting your own mask on first.” When you are paid to “deliver,” you need to ensure that you are in good condition. Meeting your needs so you can meet the needs of others is part of the game when you are in service.
Sleep – do what you need to do to make sleep work.
Supplements – get some good supplements and advice.
Food – notice what suits and supports your energy. Avoid the rest.
Exercise – find a fun way to move – something you want to do each day!
Habits – remove anything that is stopping you from being at your best.
Believing in yourself – surround yourself with people who believe in you.
Proof you’ve got this – remind yourself of your success, what you have done well.
Be inspired – fill your world with things, places and people that light you up.
Connect to something – spend a few minutes each day being in awe of something.
Have a little faith – believe in something bigger than yourself.
Being a practice owner is a high-performance zone — rest, replenish, and recover like an athlete. Plan your day, your week, and your quarter to make sure that your energy is a priority.
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