Realize your true potential
Often, we stay silent unless we know what we say will come with approval. We don’t want to ask for a raise unless we are certain we can get one. Or, we feel content with what we have, so we don’t bother trying to change anything.
Catherine was one of the latter. She had grown so complacent in her job that she never felt bothered to try and achieve more. Having had her work displayed in an art gallery in London for years, she wasn’t motivated to see how she could make more money. She was perfectly happy collecting her small advances each month and had stopped growing.
Still, there was something inside Catherine that made her wonder how to empower oneself. After signing up for Life Coaching with Paul Smart, Catherine realized she had been settling for less than she was capable of. Her coach helped her learn to speak up for herself, in life and work. At the recommendation of her coach, Catherine finally had a conversation with the gallery about her work, and in doing so, her income increased significantly. By empowering herself, more wealth, more joy and more opportunities opened up for Catherine.
Here are 4 tips to empower you:
- Make your own choices — Life is full of choices and you have the freedom to choose. You learn only through trial and error. Be bold and accept the outcome of your decisions. If your choice is correct, be happy. If not do not blame yourself or others. Instead, analyze where you went wrong and correct yourself. The next time around, you may be able to make the right choices.
- Feel grateful — Gratitude is something we never show for many things we enjoy in our life. Instead of cursing your problems look around you and realize how blessed you are to have nature bestow you good health, sunshine, food, good relationships, fresh air, etc. When you feel grateful for these things you are convinced that life is not bad at all.
- Develop mental awareness — Observe your thoughts. Are they good or bad? Are they positive or negative? If your thoughts are positive it is good. You could act on them with positive results. What if you have negative thoughts? You could still control them if you are aware of them. Empower yourself by being aware of your good and bad thoughts.