Bring Your A-Game
Bring your A-game is something you may have heard before but what does that really mean? Your A-game means that you are bringing out your best for whatever endeavor that you are currently engaged. How often do we really do that? The reality is we don’t.
Things Happen For A Reason
As you may know, life happens. People fail. People get sick or lose a job. You may have gotten divorced or lost a parent or loved one. And no one would blame you for being down. Several years ago my wife left me. I don’t blame her for anything I might have left me too. But it had a catastrophic effect that I didn’t notice. I lost me in the process. And I believe that I owe lots of people an apology because I had no clue.
I think that I may have been numbered among the walking wounded for several years; just doing barely enough to survive. The problem was I didn’t know. We rarely have the skill sets to critically observe ourselves or notice our blind spots. If we’re lucky we have friends or family that may point this out but we rarely listen.
So we usually do what most people do… suck it up and move on. But what happens if you don’t move on? or get better? Some people can do this for years or even the rest of their lives as they slowly watch everything in their lives diminish or disappear. Things happen for reasons that we may not understand.
There is always hope. While I do believe that things happen for a reason, that purpose may not be visible to you right away. The whole purpose of this article is to let you know that things can change, in an instant, if your ready to set down that bag of bricks you’ve been carrying around.
The other surprising thing is when you do make this shift… It’s ON!!! The light goes on and you’ll be wondering where you’ve been while that planet kept spinning. It’s pretty amazing.
Asking For Help
People in general and specifically the help or service industries are usually the last people to ask for or even assume they need help, because, you know, we’ve got this. WRONG.
Humans are humans and we need our tribe(s). I think I was lucky enough to have people in my world who didn’t give up on me during my most “ass-holyness” periods. Although, I did find out which were my friends versus who were acquaintances disguised as friends; which is always good to know. It does cut out the number of Christmas cards I need to send, lol. Ask for help. Request help. Keep asking for help until you get it. Until you’re ready to receive it and then say “thank you”.
Hire A Coach
I know several GREAT coaches just send me an email for the list and I will be adding several to the website soon so you can contact them directly. Coaching seems to be extremely popular these days. I guess no one wants therapy, lol. If you do decide you want a little extra assistance; I know a pretty good hypnotherapist as well.
Coaching is a wonderful process because you stay in the driver seat on how fast and how intense your healing is. The true purpose of a coach is to point out asymmetries and blind spots in your life, career, etc. I highly recommend getting one. P.S. I have two. One for business and one for my personal life.
There are literally THOUSANDS of good books to read about whatever your dilemma, wound or short-coming may be. I do advise that you consider evaluating your spiritual path as well. My opinion is all problems are spiritual problems considering we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Make A Decision
Make a decision today. that from today on you’re going to bring your A-GAME everywhere. this isn’t a fake-it-until-you-make thing. It’s a decision that you’ve been doing “THAT” (over there) long enough and you’re going to do your level best at everything you do.
We’ve all heard or seen the athletes who play with the flu or injured. The Mom or Dad, who wakes up from grief and takes charge after the loss of a spouse or the burning of the house.
The person who works 3 jobs AND goes to school so they can have that degree that gets them the job that allows the kids to go to college. Being present with your children. Telling your partner they can have 30 minutes of total presence before you have to go back to work. Doing a 15-minute workout instead of skipping. Taking 5 extra minutes to make a salad to go with your meal. That is how you bring your A-GAME.
What your specific A-GAME is and how you do that is up to you. You’ve got this and I’ve got your back.
Send me an email if you need some help with this.