I just spent a weekend immersed in training to make me a better coach, listener, and guide for the people I work with. It was an amazing experience, not just for my clients, but for ME. A lot of the training helps me work through areas of my life that need improvement and redirection. I made some amazing breakthroughs personally, and am so grateful for the opportunity to do so. The one thing that kept coming back to me (and I think is so important for you to hear) is that YOUR answer to a situation may be very different from mine, your friend's or your family's answer. Regardless of what an expert advises you to do (including me!), listen to yourself. Make sure the decisions you make resonate with YOU. We have an amazing sense of intuition that guides our decisions. Honor that intuition. Listen to rational advice, but trust your own instincts to guide you. Here is a quick four-step technique to tap into what you already know:
- Find a space where you will be uninterrupted. Turn off all distractions.
- Take a few minutes to center yourself. Close your eyes. Breathe in and out deeply. Focus on your breath and let your body relax.
- Imagine the situation you are seeking answers around, but picture it as if it has been solved. Feel the emotions, and embrace them.
- Open your eyes and reflect on what you envisioned and how you felt. Sit with it for a minute.
This technique can help to guide you in any situation - dating, a stressful issue at work, or a decision you have to make. Every amazing breakthrough is within us already. We just have to be centered and focused enough to unleash it.