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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Today be impeccable in every interaction you have.....

Especially the interactions you have with yourself. Thats right, the interactions you have with yourself. You have them constantly, but rarely do people think about them. Be impeccable with every thought you have today...Okay, be impeccable with every first thought you have today before an exchange with another person. In other words, be deliberate with the thought you have before any interaction you have with another person. And it doesn't matter who that person is, just be deliberate in what you think about them before you interact with them and see what happens.

For instance, if you are going to have a discussion with your spouse or significant other about anything, think about how much they mean to you and how much you love them, maybe how much you have grown through your relationship with them.......then see how your interaction goes.

If you are a manager or leader, before every meeting or one on one interaction you have, think about how you can make the person or persons feel valued and appreciated. Too often managers take for granted short quick interactions with people and end up deflating the very people that they should be uplifting and nurturing. Every interaction is that important, but none is more important than the ones you have with yourself.

I have a friend at work that gets immersed in the drama or their responsibilities and loses sight of who they are and what they are truly capable of. I showed them a picture of them taken at work where they were laughing out loud along with another individual. They smiled briefly and then asked "what?". I told them to be this person more, that is where their strength comes from. I told them "This is the person people will gravitate to and rally around, not the stressed and serious person you are spending so much of your time in now", and their response was "my job isn't all fun and games you know" almost defiantly. I just responded by asking "Yeah, well how is that serious and stressful approach working out for you?, is that inspiring people to get the work done quicker and better?"

We tend to get so wrapped up in appearances and being in a certain mode hat we have been conditioned to think we need to be in and lose our true selves and what we are capable of. Just think about the difference in your ability to influence someone.....is it better when your light and friendly or stressed and grumpy? Yeah, light and friendly!!!

Be Impeccable with just 3 interactions today and see the difference it makes.

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