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….is….to feel good.
"That is not rocket science, Claudia...I really expected something more spectacular!" - you might think.
You're right - it isn't.
The thing is - good can mean many different things for different people.
AND - many don't. Feel good that is (reason enough to talk about it!)
At least not when they are honest with themselves and don't put the social media or "professional" mask on.
Because they're waiting for the next thing to happen to ALLOW themselves to feel good.
If/when I do/achieve/have ……I will feel great/happy/good/successful….(fill in the blanks).
Tricky though. Cause it might not happen.
IF it comes though... the money, the career, the lover…they can all trigger us feeling great. Nothing wrong with that.
BUT today I have a different suggestion.
Listen in to this week's podcast to my pondering of:
1. What "good" means for different people
2. Why the circumstances or other...
Have you ever asked yourself how those successful people consistently walk from one success to the next, make things happen?
It does not matter whether we’re talking business successes, personal fitness, health – you name it.
Well, there are tons of books and articles around about those habits which ultimately lead to success. I wrote one myself not too long ago which dealt with clarity, courage, productivity, intuition, energy and a few more factors.
Knowing why is crucial, knowing where to go to, or having productivity/planning tools in place definitely. So why is then that many of us who know all that stuff still don’t really get where we’d love to be?
Some time ago, my grown up daughter came in my room just as I was getting dressed. No top on yet. She looked at me and exclaimed with surprise, “Mum, I can see your tummy muscles, that’s almost a six pack (which is vastly exaggerated)...
Success (whatever your definition of success is) - amongst a list of other success factors – requires persistence and brainpower, in short: A lot of energy! So maintaining a high level of energy throughout the day - to be able to move things forward or in the the right direction is critical.
Have you ever felt this energy hole which starts sucking you in in the middle of your day? Particularly if you are one of those people not eating anything for breakfast.
In the last 25 years of my career I had many days when I felt more and more tired the longer the day got. Quite normal? Yes, in a way. But in the evening I was so shattered and worn out that I had hardly any energy or basically none left, to do anything anymore. Which was a bit of a problem, as I was a single mom of 2…
Ask my kids and the rest of my family: I was quite well known for falling asleep in front of the TV in the evening! Even after I got rid of my TV and started reading books instead I fell asleep...
When I started out in my career in IT, some 25 years ago, I had a job in a newly founded sales division, which was quite revolutionary at the time: Telesales. Yes, that was quite a new model at the time, so our small team got a list (on paper – not in Excel) with names and telephone numbers, each of a certain geography, and another list of products which we were to sell.
Calling, creating relationships, developing a region, striving towards happy customers and building revenue.
My next few jobs included creating a product portfolio for IT storage products for another distributor and creating a startup business unit dedicated to newly developed backup products.
Fast forward to today: I am creating classes and training to help people achieve (the right) objectives and to be more successful in their daily lives.
Why do I tell you this? Because after my first job, where I successfully created something new from nothing I was convinced that I was a creator. In other words...