We often hear, "add more value!" or "it's all about adding value", "focus on adding value".
But what does that really mean?
Adding value is about making people's lives better, smoother, faster, more enjoyable.
This could mean...
- Making people laugh more.
- Inspiring them.
- Motivating them to do what they really want
- Acknowledging positive traits in another.
- Telling someone they look amazing today.
- Getting a job done faster
- Doing a job better, etc.
Competent people are more valuable people.
The world needs more competent leaders.
The biggest question to ask yourself is...
"Is what I'm about to say (or do) going to add value?"
When you put your attention on improving the lives of others, you will become more valuable.
And by doing so, you will experience:
- More joy.
- More opportunity.
- Better quality relationships.
- Greater confidence in yourself.
- More happiness and fulfillment in your life.
Everybody wins when you focus on adding value.
Let's face it...
There are some Karens out there.
You know, those people that are just straight a** holes?
Unfortunately, we can't just "cut everyone away" that makes our life difficult.
If done in an unnecessary way, that can actually be toxic.
"What if these monkey butts are my family, my co-workers, my boss, or my spouse, even!?"
"It's kind of hard to just kick those people out of my life!"
Everyone is in their own little world and you have NO IDEA what they're thinking about.
You have no idea what they're going through.
You have no idea how much sleep they got.
If they're hangry.
Don't take it personally.
(read the 4 Agreements)
Words, behavior, energy, etc.
You have a conscious choice to take in this person's poison when they act out (for whatever reason)
It's your choice.
You'll know when...
As High-Performers, we wear a lot of hats.
We have our family and relationships, our health and well-being, our personal development, our careers, our teams, our goals and dreams, and so on.
With all of these things going on, it's easy to get overwhelmed and not be present and focused on what's in front of us.
You finish working and are now spending time with your family or friends.
You keep thinking about what you were working on!
Now you're not as present as you would like to be with your family or friends.
You're not deepening the relationships as much as you would ideally want to.
Here's how you fix it.
Practice this release meditation...
When making a transition, (i.e. going from work to family time, or family time to work time, or gym time to family time, etc.)
Say to yourself...
Release, release, release.
Keep repeating that word "release" to yourself and begin relaxing your body.
(AKA releasing tension)
Letting go of whatever you were...
Tithing is commonly known as a biblical practice of giving 10% of your income to the church.
But what about us non-religious folk?
Can we still reap the rewards that tithing brings?
The answer is yes, we can.
There is a process and science to tithing properly and in this lesson, I am going to share with you 3 ways to be an effective tither (without joining a church. Unless that's what you want to do... then by all means go for it).