In our world where doing is applauded more than being we are drawn to the hamster wheel of activities. We think we have to DO more to be satisfied, so we design our life and business around day-to-day activities that put us on the “hamster wheel”, spinning in our day, but going nowhere.
Let’s get real, even if you worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there would still be more to DO. It is our responsibility to be vigilant about what we literally choose to do and how we take care of ourselves.
Imagine a life where you are running a business, making an impact in the world, spending time with loved ones and growing as a human being. This is possible.
What is required is relentless self-care so that you consciously thrive. In the absence of consciously and meticulously taking care of ourselves, we go on autopilot, reacting to our day-to-day. This leads to strained relationships, less than optimal business performance, disease, and burn out.
You cannot make an impact in the world if you are not healthy and thriving. It is time to lead the way for a new commitment for all human beings.
Try this on:
“I COMMIT TO RELENTLESS SELF-CARE AS A BASELINE FOR HOW I AM IN THE WORLD. I COMMIT TO CONSCIOUSLY THRIVING.”
By living this conscious commitment, here are your pillars for thriving:
Become of master of caring for your human body via sleep, exercise, and nutrition through whole foods. Know the importance of rest, rhythms, integration and renewal.
Self-inquiry: In this moment are my choices aligned with physical thriving or burnout?
Drop your mental stories and get real. Go beyond your ego so that your mind is a servant to being-ness, accessing wisdom and pure intelligence that is consciousness. Let go of personal agenda to take action for the good of all.
Self-inquiry: How can I “drop into” my deeper wisdom and let go of what my mind/ego thinks should happen?
Be a master of allowing feelings to flow and capturing the wisdom of your emotions. Conscious leaders know that emotions are just energy in motion.
Self-inquiry: How can I welcome my emotional energy and fully BE in my experience?
Open fully to allow life to flow through you and realize that we are not always in control. Mindful beings have full access to spirit and source and are guided by something larger than oneself. Know that personal growth is an endless journey and that everything is in service of awakening to the truth of who we are.
Self-inquiry: What does my life stand for? Who am I?
There are volumes of research that clearly explain the affects of not taking care of ourselves and still we make choices that are not in favor of our well-being. Let’s wake up!
It’s time to lead by example and encourage others into conscious thriving. When we thrive as individuals, we thrive as a human race, and the planet will thrive too.
Abigail Stason is an adviser & executive coach at Good Startups, facilitator at Facebook, and author with over 40,000 hours of experience leading teams. Abby’s style is about converting spiritual and leadership concepts into pragmatic practices to support evolution in our day-to-day world. Abby sees every experience as an opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun. Through Good Startups, Abby is able to offer the same leadership tools to early-stage entrepreneurs that the best executives in Silicon Valley enjoy daily.
If you are interested in working with Abigail and the Good Startups Team, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.