Giving yourself a boost: Who should I know? What should I do?

Written by Briana Cavanaugh

November 4, 2016

AS50One of the tools that I use to keep myself motivated is to go to seminars and keep learning new cool stuff. This week I’m in Newport Beach at the event I invited you to last week: JVX. It’s all about supporting one another about teaching classes and finding folks that really want to promote you!

I thought since I’m out getting inspired, I’d pass some inspiration on to you.
There are a couple of things that I do that really keep my energy up.
First I surround myself with awesome learning and humans.
I know I learn best from other humans so making sure I’m surrounded by them is huge for me.

But sometimes people struggle with who I am and what I want (which is really none of their business, but we’re humans, you know?). A lot of coaches seem to say that you need a whole new group of folks and to kick out of your life anyone who’s not 100% on board with what you want. Try this: instead of kicking them out of your life or denigrating them, focus on what you want. They will make themselves right sized in your life. You won’t have to do anything.

So, let’s take a deeper look at how you can help yourself day to day. This exercise helps me to have a handy list of advice when I’m feeling down.

Exercise: Giving myself support

  1. Who’s the most inspiring person in your life? What lessons did they teach you?
  2. What 3 pieces of advice would you give yourself 10 years ago
  3. Give someone struggling in business 3 pieces of advices.

It’s great to do this three times a year with different folks and reflect on this when you need advice or get stuck. But you can do it just you and keep them around to review when you’re struggling or just need a boost.

What I realized was that as I read through the list, two pieces of advice were really what I desperately needed to hear: 1. Take a break and reconnect with myself. And the second was to take time to develop the “next thing.”

I’d love to hear if you make your lists and what advice you can learn from yourself.



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