I hope your week has got off to a great start.
Last week, we ventured into the fascinating concept of; “From Fear to Freedom” and how, if we can embrace fear, we can experience new opportunities and possibilities that we would otherwise have missed out on. If you missed it, you can see this and all of my previous blogs below.
“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”
And, whilst this is a key piece in the puzzle towards mastering our communication skills, we know that there are many other pieces in this mysterious journey!
I mentioned last week about the energy we get when we conquer our fears. I also previously told you how I conquered my fear of public speaking and how I am now doing the work I do, speaking in public all the time! I still feel the energy from overcoming that fear!
Another time I conquered a fear was many years ago when I discovered I was claustrophobic while pot holing in the Peak District. I was on this leadership outward bound trip as part of my training back then and you may have been on something similar yourself?
Well, the bit I was most afraid of before I went was the abseiling and yes, I was afraid and yet, with the encouragement of the team, I did it! I felt so proud and thought I had nailed this activity weekend, until it came to the pot holing!
Of course, I had never done it before and I didn’t know how narrow those passageways would be. I also hadn’t factored in the spider webs along the way! I felt panic arise and yet I didn’t know how to go backwards. Because my team members were at the other end encouraging me, I got through it – I suddenly got this surge of energy that I didn’t know I had and suddenly I was at the light at the end of the tunnel and out of there!
This is why these outward-bound activities are so powerful in team-building events. Can you think of an experience you have had like that?
And energy is so much more than how much of it we get from what we eat for breakfast or lunch! It’s this intangible force that all successful professionals are familiar with, it’s like light and air to us!
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas”.
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Also, I still have a space available on the next Communication Code Group Coaching Programme starting on Oct 19th if you (or someone you know) would like to join us on this journey? (I limit this to a maximum of 8 people at a time).
Find out more here: Communication Code
With best wishes for your success,
Thrive Coaching & Training – Empowering you to Thrive!