Tips and stories to add value to you and your organisation
A new year! All freshly minted and taking shape as we slough off the Xmas excess and focus on another exciting 12 months of car chases, exotic locations and devilsh villains.
Ok, well maybe life isn’t exactly like a Bond film and that’s probably no bad thing. Like any job I’m sure that saving the world once a month must be a bit repetitive! There’s only so many times you can escape a shark tank, or a mountain top lair, before you start to wonder if there is more to life…
So, like a bored Bond, if you’re pondering how to frame your thoughts and feelings for a super successful 2018 I offer you the joy of affirmations. These are true statements that help to build confidence. The trick with them is just to read them through and let our intuition choose the one(s) that resonate with us, or which make us smile.
Years ago a dear friend gave me this one:
Instead of staying stuck you can get help!
I carried it in my wallet, scribbled on a scrap of paper, and one day I was stuck. A project had got bogged down and I felt powerless to solve it. Checking my wallet for some lunch money I accidentally pulled out a bunch of useless wallet-things and it fell out. The words made me smile and I took action and sent out a distress tweet asking for help …and within a couple of hours I’d sorted the issue. All thanks to a little affirmation.
Here are a few more of my favourites. Which one makes you smile the most?
You can get help
You can find your voice
You are always important
Your words are important
You can find out the facts
You can make your own decisions
You can be ambitous and take risks
Always be important to yourself
People will support you when you find your words
You can get your needs met
You can take time to think
You can pause and sort the truth from the transference
You can plan your success
You can work less and live more
You can ask for what you need
You are loved when you are noisy and when you are quiet
You can make your business what you want it to be
You can be proud of yourself
You can be proud of your brand
…A lovely list and you’re free to add your own. Transference is when we see someone else and react accordingly, instead of actually seeing the person who is infront of us and reacting to them. Think of how a grumpy customer might remind us of a stern school teacher …we need to see the customer and acknowledge them and not retreat like we did at school.
And if you’d like more affirmations then have a look at www.richardmaun.com where you will find a free download called Affirmations for Organisations. Help yourself!
Happy being you this week!
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