Monday, February 27, 2023

Enjoying a PEACe of You!


"Peace comes from within.
Do not seek it without."
~ Buddha

Regardless of how much sleep you get or stress you feel, you have an opportunity each day, many times a day, to get and feel peace.

Being high energy and low stress is something I have worked on consciously for years, and now it is a peaceful place for me.

Peace can be calm and quiet for some, and peace can be energizing and reverberating for others.

Whatever peace is and means for you, please consider it as a reachable goal and feeling you not only can experience, you deserve to have...not simply by chance, rather by change...changing your approach.

Here are four approaches to getting to PEACe:

P - Presence - Only say yes to what you want to do, and when you do those things, be fully "there". The present tense is more than a verb form, it is a state of mind. Peace is part of your mindset first, and experience, second.

E - Engagement - Once you are present, fully, you can engage with the experience and the people around you. This relates to peace in that there is knowledge and growth, reassurance, and joy that comes from engaging.

A - Accept - Be willing to embrace that things will not be perfect. Perfection is the enemy of peace. While perfection can be appealing, peace is about accepting and appreciating what is happening and who you have in your life.

C - Calm - Presence is about the state of mind, and calm in this approach is about calming your fears and doubts through appreciating and acknowledging YOU and who you are as well as what you bring to the table. When you quell those negative thoughts, many other aspects of your life come into focus with a calm anticipation, too.

And, when you have presence, engagement, acceptance, and calm, you can fully experience:

e - enjoyment - Having peace means that you can enjoy mistakes for the learning, wins for the journey, and success for the accomplishment. The PEACe approach is about your perspective, and therefore your own way to enjoy life!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Preparation Prior to Your Talk

"There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking."
~ Jean de la Bruyere

When getting the opportunity (yes, it is an opportunity, not a "have to") to speak, remember that the moments you have the chance to share are short in comparison to the time and energy spent prepping.

While there will be tips this year on how to put together the materials and what slides to have, this tip is on preparing yourself through:

  • Engaging in Emotional Intelligence and imagining what the audience will be thinking and feeling, and focusing on connecting there
  • Create your presentation with your expertise driving your desire to meet the audience where they are and take them somewhere new or deeper than where they already are in regard to the topic
  • Practice what you have put together by reviewing it sitting down and truly rehearsing standing up, then record it and listen to it repeatedly
  • That day, be rested, grateful, and ready to share with energy and awareness of your audience by introducing yourself prior to the talk (or saying hellos to those you already know), and having a sense of connection with them sincerely

Working to be the conduit of learning and growth as you happen to speak publicly takes away much of the angst and "me-focus" by transferring nerves to energy as you engage in the "we-sharing" of presenting!

#ProfessionalDevelopment #PersonalDevelopment #KIND #Leadership #1KindAct #Growth #EmotionalIntelligence #PerformanceCoaching #OneBeanerPerformanceCoach #LivingKindly #KindnessIsMyOwnSuperpower #Kindness #CoachsCorner #Resilience #Resiliency #Growth #LessonsLearned #Gratitude #Coopertition #PEACe #peaceful