Increase your potential by improving your perception
John was accustomed to having Superhero status with his family, friends and business colleagues. He was handsome, strong, witty and had been a motivated executive in his company for many years. Recently, as he was leaving a long day at work, he caught a glimpse of his reflection and was shocked at what he saw. He was unable to recognize the defeated, unhappy, overweight, and tired version of “Superhero” John. He felt the weight of the world on his shoulders but was completely unmotivated to do anything about it. So he began to wonder: is perception the reflection of what is going on inside of you?
Are you aware of how others perceive you? Are you reflecting health, vitality, strength, and mental sharpness? The message you are sending out to the world may not be the one you would like. Your mind, body and spirit are intricately connected and when well balanced, you are at your best. These days so many productive, hardworking business people are feeling the effects of long-term stress: weight gain, lack of motivation, less energy, more irritation, less loving and less tolerance.
Remember you only have one chance to make a great impression; sometimes perception is everything. You are your best asset, and you may need to take time to focus on the Superhero in you.
Which Superhero are you reflecting?
Super Man – The ultimate hero is sharp, clear thinking, loving, energetic, fit and ready to help others. Success seems to come easy to both in his career and home-life. His stress and sex hormones are in balance; he exercises regularly and practices great nutritional habits. Superman sleeps deep and sound, waking up refreshed and ready to save the world. He is able to balance his drive and motivation with kindness and patience to his employees. Those that work with him admire and respect him. He makes sound decisions and facilitates the growth of his company.
The Hulk –You wouldn't like this hero when he is angry. He experiences rage at the smallest things, flying off the handle at work and at home. He is struggling with weight gain around the middle, due to elevated cortisol because of high stress levels. He tries to make it to the gym consistently to work off some steam, and that weight gain, but nothing seems to help. His stress glands are taking a beating by having to stay in fight or flight mode most of the time, this puts him at risk for decreased immunity and increased recovery time after illness. Sometimes sleeping is a challenge if he is wired and his mind is racing, so often times he will have to rely on caffeine and other stimulants to keep him alert during the day. His employees have learned to read his mood before approaching him with problems during the workday.