23rd Nov 2020
On Friday 20th November Southland Chamber of Commerce and the Glass Elevator Women’s networking group held a conference, not conference. The theme was ‘courage’ and the 4 key note speakers spoke about courage, taking risks, leadership, overcoming adversity, and work life balance. The previous week the Chamber and Southland Export Trust held a gala dinner recognising success in the Export industry. Both of these events combined; celebrating success, overcoming challenges we all face in our life were events that brought people together, where there was fabulous food, entertainment at really marvellous Southland venues, not only recognising and celebrating success but most of all, time to catch up with people in our community, where we could ask ‘how are you going’. How are you celebrating your success? Can you list your successes this year? This can be a challenge for a lot of us, we just do our thing and not expect to be recognised or celebrate but I think this is crucial. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just something to reward you and your team (family included in here too) with an actual list of your successes this year. This rewires your brain by growing your conscious mind into believing you succeed frequently, it's easy and it's fun. If there is a ‘yet to achieve’ on your list that has possibly been on there for a while and you’re not too sure how to go about achieving this or if there is some fear that is holding you back, fear of making a mistake, fear of people’s judgements, fear that you’re not good enough. Whatever the reason, if fear is on one side of the coin* and courage is on the other, what flips that coin is your breath. Fear causes us to hold our breath. Not like cheeks puffed out bright red holding our breath but our breathing becomes so shallow it freezes up our muscles and stops us from taking action. Learn how to breathe from your diaphragm to release that fear and turn it into courage, progress, excitement. *Thanks to Dr G Hendricks for the coin analogy. There are 3 ways I can help you to achieve effective breath control, to find your voice and overcomes nerves.
Here’s to your ongoing success.