Release old ways of thinking and doing!
As we move closer to the end of what has been a year full of ups and downs, it may be useful to do a quick reflection. What has worked well and not so well? How have you felt about your growth and achievements in business and career? Is it time for a deep clean to release old ways of doing and thinking!
Some may even feel that it’s a bit like driving along the road with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator. Others may feel that this is ok because it feels comfortable.
Now there is an emerging group of leaders who are rising above this acceptance of just doing things a certain way. They are challenging many boundaries and trusting their gut and following their heart. These individuals are releasing old conditioning and societal norms and creating new ways and norms to grow in this changing landscape. They are shaking things up!
Interestingly, this is an exciting time due to all the changes going on in all aspects of life now. The energy around us has become more dynamic, more expansive. With this occurring, it has supported these leaders to feed into this energy to support their shift to release old ways of thinking and doing!
For many years my business coaches have been encouraging me to enter business awards to showcase the work that I do in the Health and Wellness area. I always shied away from that idea. Feeling that people would judge me. Scared that I would let myself and my family down. Often comparing myself with others, thinking that they were all much better and more deserving than me.
So I decided just to stay playing small. Believing that was safer although knowing that I was holding myself back. Not following my heart and really doing what lights me up. However, something changed over the last year that caused me to release old ways of thinking and doing!
As a result of releasing my old patterns something amazing happened. Again, I was encouraged to put myself out there and apply to be considered in the Business Excellent Awards. With much trepidation, I applied, and guess what? I have been nominated as a finalist in the Health and Wellness category Business Awards!
“Change the way you look at things
the things you look at change”Wayne Dyer
Apart from being super excited, I am extremely grateful and humbled to have been nominated as a finalist. Glad that I took a risk and shifted my old ways of thinking. I believe the learnings of the journey are far greater than arriving at the destination. For me it is not about winning, it is about stepping up and owning my voice and sharing my story and being in service. Having entered these Business awards has enabled me to own my voice and share my genius.
Being an introvert, I often shy away from the limelight, finding that I work better in the shadows. However, playing small stops you from sharing your genius with more people who need your help. So many learnings in this process. Let me share a few points that I learned about being nominated for these business awards: –
- Never underestimate the knowledge, skills, and education you have and how they may help others.
- We are all in the same boat, we must be brave and trust that when we are in service to our clients we are coming from our highest place, aligned to our values and purpose, with the intention that we are doing the best that we can do.
- If we want to create a better life for ourselves, family, and friends then we have to “ShowUP” to the world and bring our best self to the table. Own your voice and be courageous in speaking from your heart, knowing that you are making a difference in someone’s life. One small step at a time.
If this story resonates with you, would love to hear your aha moments?