When I first moved to Australia I noticed pretty quickly that I was different. I sounded different, I looked different, I think differently. And believe me I did not like it. It took me years, and starting a business to realise that what makes me different makes me memorable! And that is a good thing.
I have long been fascinated by the power of our body language and how it can affect what we have to say. Studies suggest that the emotional impact when meeting somebody comes 55% from what we see (image and body language), 38% based on how you sound-tone and volume and our words take just 7%. This means that if your body language is not aligned and sending a message that aligned with your words, what you have to say might get lost. Conflict and misunderstanding can be created.
Being persuasive is an art. You want to be persuasive because you want people to consider your ideas and suggestions. Persuasion is not manipulation. It is the ability to have your words heard and accepted. We are on a constant basis, persuading (hopefully) our kids, partners, colleagues... everybody.
I know I used to and A LOT! The worst part: I stopped being me for fear of judgment, of criticism. From my experience talking to a lot of people about this topic (men, women, different ages, backgrounds and walks of life), we all do it at one point or another in our lives.
One of my top values in life is living with passion. It sounds obvious, like who wouldn't want that? Yet we all have our own interpretation of how that looks. There was a time in my life where the answer wasn't that obvious. And as a result, my actions were not in alignment with the life I wanted to create. One of the most powerful practices I have adopted and share with as many people as I can is checking the alignment of your values and your actions.
'Make up your mind that you are going to leave everybody you come in contact with, with the impression of increase' Wallace D Wattles. I absolutely love this concept. Elevating the people you connect with! Not only will you make the other person feel great, but you will feel great too.
Today I am going to keep it short and simple. Are you confident that you are bringing your best self forward in all situations? Making the most of communicating your true value? That when you leave the room the person or people you were talking to, got the best version of you?
One concept that has been revolutionary for me and actually for most of my clients, has been understanding that there are 2 sides from which we can act and come from.
When you want to get yourself noticed, be in command and be taken seriously your presence must portray credibility, power and charisma! Did you know that someone will form an impression of you within the first 3 seconds of meeting you? Crazy, I know!
Are you showing up fully? Or are you wasting energy hiding parts of you? In my conversations with people, I am always surprised how much this happens to all of us. We are truly our worst enemy when it comes to judging ourselves.
Last Saturday marked my 42nd lap around the sun...I am celebrating my life, filled with amazing moments and huge challenges. A lot of learnings and the great experience that living life is. I have learned a thing or two along the way ;) and today I wanted to share 3 of my top reflections with you:
I have to share something with you...I am SO excited that I can feel my heart getting ready to explode.
Something that has been a dream of mine is finally happening... well I am finally making it happen!
Studies show that people who possess these skills aren’t just highly likeable, they outperform those who don’t by a large margin. 90% of top performers have high EQs, people with high EQs make $29,000 more annually and are in general, happier.
One of the things that I love most about coming to Bali is its people. Always with a gorgeous smile, present in the moment, talking to you. Curious about who you are, what you do and how many times you have visited their country.
You can be the best at what you do, but if you fail to communicate your ideas, your value and what you are about, you will be doing yourself a huge disservice.
We all have different definitions of success, but we all want more of it. No matter what business you are in, or if you work in the corporate world, if you are a man or a woman, where you come from or your age, connection is important and relevant to you. Connection is to humans as water is to the ocean. It is a fundamental human need.
The feminine energy is in flow, connected, grounded and it is the energy that allows us to receive. Receive love, money, help, support etc… It’s the energy that allows good things to come into our life. If you block this energy you are going to have to work harder to achieve the things you want. This is regardless of whether you are a woman or a man. It applies to all of us.
A huge part of developing your personal brand is coming back to your core, to your essence. And that is why I bloody love it so much! It allows you to find parts of yourself that you might have forgotten you had or have never discovered. It allows you to own fully who you are, with the great, the not so good and everything in between.
I was talking to a client last week and we were discussing how important having clarity is. When you have real clarity you feel a new level of passion about your life and career.
One of the things that I love more than anything is feeling alive and passionate about what I am doing, at home, at work, with my clients. That is why I moved from having a successful corporate career as an engineer to starting my own business. I had lost passion for what I was doing...
One of the most controversial and powerful conversations I have with my clients is how to balance our feminine and masculine energies to achieve our goals and dreams. It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman this applies equally to you. The masculine energy is the energy in which we achieve, accomplish goals, take action, use our logic. It's our left brain. The feminine energy is all about connecting, being grounded, in flow, creative and is the energy that allows us to receive! They are both important.