Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Absolutely no question, I'm the former. Give me a nice room tucked away from everyone, just me, Spotify, my laptop and my own thoughts, and I am as happy as a pig in a field of mud. Which is kind of odd considering how much of a buzz I get from being with, and helping, other people who are striving to achieve their dreams. But, it is knowing that I am a natural introvert that allows me to energize myself to be able to give everything and more when I coach.⠀
It's kind of like the KERS system in a Formula One car that gathers up the energy every time the car brakes and stores it up for the driver to have extra power available when they need it for, say, an overtake. But did you notice something - it's actually slowing the car down that provides the source of that extra energy. And, I guess - my solitude and space - my slowing down, if you like, is what recharges my internal batteries so that, when the time comes, I can press the button and draw on a whole new, fresh, source of energy.⠀
But it took me time to realise that. And it took me time to learn all the ways that I can find that space and tap into my own internal KERS system. Which is why not simply settling for the way things are today is so important. You won't always be able to find space and solitude, or people and the party (if you are more on the extrovert end of the scale), to recharge your batteries. Sometimes you need to find new ways to give you that same end result. And that comes by broadening your horizons. Which, as it happens, is the topic of this article on the Live a Big Life Blog: http://bit.ly/2ugGWGC Why not take a look and let me know what you think.