Each month our Brilliance-Based Blog Panel shares their perspectives on questions I pose to inspire Brilliance-Based Businesswomen and others who support us.Today’s question:
As Brilliance-Based Businesswomen, how do you strengthen your energy?
Stefanie Frank – Initiative Based Writing®
Support from kind, good, generous people keeps negative influences at bay. We are often our own worst enemy.
I’ve spent part of 2011 and all of 2012 training for the Ironman World Championship 70.3. It’s a miracle I’m racing this event, since I’m a “back of the pack” triathlete on a good day.
A few weeks ago I almost quit. My inner demons had pulled the wool over my eyes and convinced me the race wasn’t that important – when in fact it’s the biggest race of my life, on many levels.
Fortunately, I believed in myself enough to reach out to Debra. She talked me down from quitting by mirroring my awesomeness back to me, allowing me to re-connect with it.
Another friend wrote me an email:
“I believe in you, 100%, totally, completely, without reservation or hesitation.”
To truly strengthen your energy against negative influence, from yourself or others, you must believe in yourself. You must believe you HAVE WHAT IT TAKES to allow, to push when necessary, and to never let your dream die. Only then can you accept support and allow it to help you move forward.
Bryn Johnson – Bryn Johnson Consulting
Without sleep I am cranky.
Without sleep I am uncharacteristically hungry.
Without sleep I am over emotional.
Without sleep I am impatient.
Wow, makes you want to call me to come over for coffee, doesn’t it? Yeah- I didn’t think so!
Without sleep I am whiny.
Without sleep I make bad decisions.
Without sleep I begin to believe the voices in my head.
Without sleep I start to second-guess myself.
And that negativity out there circling me can see (with laser-focused precision) right into that chink in my optimistic and happy “armor” – and that is when it makes its attack.
A minimum of seven hours of sleep a night is one of my greatest sources of strength.
Heather Dominick – EnergyRICH®
I support myself with daily energy management tools, to both manage my energy and guard myself from negative influences on a regular basis. Managing my energy each day limits the effects and opportunities for negative influence to pop into my life.
I also surround myself with high level mentors, coaches, mastermind groups and an amazing supportive team. What I’ve really come to understand is that BEing with others who are just like you, who get you, connect with you and are your ongoing support network – is THE secret ingredient that creates accelerated results. (And accelerating your results keeps you far away from the low level energy of negative influence.) I also like to activate the EnergyRICH® Prosperity Principle of Collaboration – this supports removing comparing, competing and feeling limiting energies of jealousy and unworthiness.
Jennifer Zwiebel – A Place of Joy®
I like to think of myself as having superpowers. I think we all have them, we just need to figure out what they are and how to use them (preferably for good, not evil).
My first superpower is my shield. I think of it as an energetic force field that surrounds me like glowing light, twelve inches in every direction. Nothing negative can penetrate my shield, and it is my most powerful protective tool.
I can activate it consciously when I know I’m heading into a situation where I’m likely to encounter criticism and judgment, or when I’m in a situation that suddenly calls for it. It has also started to come unbidden, letting me know that it’s really always there so I don’t need to absorb criticism anymore.
I know it may sound crazy, but visualizing the force field has helped me feel protected. I have become an objective observer when things get crazy around me because I’m seeing everything through a lens instead of being immersed in it. I can then decide what to do with the information I’m receiving–respond to it or ignore it, think about what I can learn from it, use it to gain insight into the person who’s sending it my way in the first place.
The next time the verbal daggers start heading your way, activate your shield. It’s already inside you, waiting for you to find the “On” switch. Once you feel safe, imagine the other superpowers you’ll be able to unleash!
How do you stay strong? Are you feeling supported, rested, and protected? If you need guidance to build up your physical and emotional energy, email us to arrange a brief one-on-one chat, my gift to you.
Stefanie Frank is an entrepreneur, triathlete, and lawyer who lives, works and trains in southern Nevada. She writes website copy and content for lawyers, business coaches, and service professionals who own small businesses.
Stef creates continuity between what her clients want to achieve profit-wise and what readers of the content want and need to receive in order to buy.
She also helps clients put together and use solid professional service agreements that help build lasting client relationships.
Stef is currently training for Ironman Boise 70.3 and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Henderson, Nevada. Learn about Stef’s business: http://initiativebasedwriting.com/ and follow her training: http://ramblingbydesign.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Zwiebel is the founder of A Place of Joy®: Inspired Organizing, Systems and Solutions for Business, Home & Life. Jennifer specializes in helping creative individuals move from overwhelm to clarity, clear out their inner and outer space, and design solutions that bring ease, joy and prosperity to their businesses and lives!
Discover the secret that’s been transforming lives everywhere, one miracle at a time: www.aplaceofjoy.com
Heather Dominick, EnergyRICH(r) Entrepreneur Success and Master Coach, is the creator of the EnergyRICH(r) Entrepreneur Success System and EnergyRICHcoach.com, a company devoted to teaching healers, coaches and heart-centered entrepreneurs around the world how to partner Universal Energetic Principles with practical step-by-step “How-To’s” to joyfully make more money in your business so you can better serve the world.
Through her EnergyRICH(r) Entrepreneur Success System, Private Mentor Coaching Programs, and products, Heather shows her students how to transcend lower-level energies like fear and doubt to be able to build their business from a place of serving, joy and abundance. Get started right away with your free EnergyRICH® Success CD: http://www.energyrichcoach.com
Bryn Johnson spent 20 years in Corporate America as a passionate leader of high-performing teams and endless multi-million dollar projects. ONE of her many secrets for success? Her ability to take complicated, often impossibly overwhelming information, and to quickly make it simple and fun. She is now bringing that same passion for planning and collaboration, along with her laser-focused implementation strategies, to her clients and broader online community. Visit Bryn at http://www.brynjohnson.com.