Life is hard, and sometimes, you have to reset yourself and reignite your own sense of purpose. In this video, learn the 10-second game changer to build resilience of purpose.
- We all have bad days. You know, sometimes it feels like you just can't do one more task or attend one more meeting. Those are the days when you need to dig deep and find that something extra. And that something extra is serotonin, and it's a game changer. Imagine this. You're rushing into a meeting. Your texts are all backing up. Your email is overflowing. You're hassled. You're frustrated. Sound familiar? Well, here's a way that you can clear all of that out of your body and get yourself in the moment with a sense of purpose and passion.
So in the 10 seconds before you walk into that meeting, stop and breathe to just ground your body. Think, I am here to connect and create meaning. And if you have a personal purpose statement, repeat it now. Here's what I say before I go into client meetings. I say, I am here to help people make money and make a difference. And then you walk into that room, make eye contact with everyone you speak with.
So breathe. Think connection, meaning, purpose and then make eye contact. 'Cause when you do that, you will elevate your interactions. People feel like you've seen them. You've heard them. It takes the entire interaction to a higher level emotionally. And you know what? You also become more efficient. Because when you're more fully present, it prompts other people to be more fully present. So the thinking will be better. You'll get more done.
And you'll get things done faster. Because when you stop to breathe and think, your brain releases more serotonin and dopamine. It makes you happier. It makes you mentally stronger, and it happens in just 10 seconds. Now, you can use this technique before a conference call, before you greet a customer, or in one of those private moments when you're trying to reset yourself in a challenging situation. And the 10-second game changer, it can also work in your personal life.
I have to tell you when I was a young parent, the 10-second game changer was my go-to for resetting myself. See if this sounds familiar to you. You come home from a long day. You are whipped. Your hand is on the doorknob, and all you really want to do is have dinner alone and go to bed. But guess what? There are some little people on the other side of that door who need you to be your best self. So let me tell you how I handled that situation most days.
I'd breathe (inhaling). I'd think about my purpose. And here's what I imagined for my family. I would imagine my daughters and I would tell myself, Self, the future president of the United States is on the other side of this door and so is her secretary of state. And they deserve for their parent to be fully present. And then I would open the door and I would look them right in the eye and I would smile. And this might seem kind of cheesy, but for me, the idea that this moment in time matters, that how I conduct myself right here right now, this will affect future events.
That train of thought helped me show up bigger and better than I might have otherwise. It's emotional for me because that train of thought, that gave me a purpose. It gave me meaning. And it took what might have been mundane and it made it magic. And you see, you have the power to do that for yourself in any moment of any day, and it only takes 10 seconds.
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