Say that word out loud. Roll it around in your mouth. How does it feel? Does it excite you? Or do you feel the “OW” in the middle?
Successful people know how to express personal power on a fairly consistent basis. Yet for most of us, we fear power because we are at the mercy of someone else’s power. This isn’t surprising: As children, we learned to submit to other people’s rules. We were told to eat food that we didn’t like, to follow a schedule not our own, and to override our individual sense of inner knowing and self-determination. As children, our compliance was a matter of survival. We may even have forgotten how to hold on to personal power because giving it away was so automatic.
The generation that “Can’t Get No Satisfaction” is creating a new age of “wise elders”. For the first time in history there is a significant aging population. Yet far from being the sickly, retirement bound grandparents of the past, this generation is healthy, active and changing the world AGAIN.
Now to avoid insulting the over 50 boomers, let’s drop the word “elder”. While that name has applied to people within Indian, Egyptian, Hebrew and others throughout the world, it is not popular for the vital boomer of today.
Having a great manager can boost productivity. But last week, I heard about a company in chaos due to a manager who wanted to be NICE.
Here’s the scoop: A local company was acquired by a national company. The office staff grew, and the manager who used to have only a small staff now manages an office of more than 20 people. And after six months of this new management, things are in chaos.
Stop for a moment. Dream back to the time when you were limitless. Maybe you were 4 or 5 or even 7 – before you learned the word “impossible.” You could be invisible, or fly, or walk through walls. Feel that tingle of your unlimited possibility.
Could you accept that this incredible power is your REAL truth? Simply and innocently accept that reality for a moment now. Feel the wonder of your authentic wildness. Could it be that what you’re feeling is your connection to universal source?
If you have ever dreamed of a smooth-running business which brought in abundant income and ran smoothly? Is your reality a mind-boggling list of projects, a bank account that seems to have an automatic drain and no promise of a change?
You may be unconsciously resisting success. What happens is that a little gremlin holds on to the status-quo. If you have been making efforts to grow by reading the books and taking the classes but not seeing results, it is time to check in on that gremlin.