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Making This One Change, Changes Everything

Making This One Change, Changes Everything.

How is your environment impacting your leadership and results?

In what ways could it be limiting your potential?

Research has shown that about 50% of our personality and our self-worth feelings are inherited; the rest is environmental (Horsburgh, Schermer, Veselka, & Vernon, 2009; Svedberg, Hallsten, Narusyte, Bodin, & Blom, 2016; Bleidorn et al., 2018 as noted in this article).

Basically, your environment informs and influences 50% of how you feel about yourself and who you become. We’ve all heard that line ‘you are the five people you surround yourself with’. But it goes beyond the people you hang out and work with. Your environment is bigger than that and it’s important to call that to mind.

Quick story for you.

Since moving to the country we grow most of our greens and veggies. However, we’ve never had much success with growing peppers. We tested our soil, added organic materials and nutrients to enhance it, and tried a gamut of plant starters over the years hoping something would work. But no matter the effort and attempts we’d end up with lots of pepper plants with no peppers.

It wasn’t till earlier this year when we invested in a greenhouse and moved our peppers into this environment that we got different results. Peppers like heat and our climate doesn’t offer the warmth they need and enjoy. We ended up with a plethora of yellow, green, red, hot, salsa and Hungarian peppers. So many that we got to store some in our freezer to enjoy throughout this winter.

A simple change in environment, gave these peppers a shot. Not only a shot, but a space for them to flourish.

What if the same goes for you? What if your potential and fulfillment is merely the effect of your current environment? What if a simple change, could change everything for you?

Leaving the city and my corporate job have been two big environmental changes I’ve made over the past few years. They were not easy and had their ups and downs, but looking back, I would not be who I am today, without the experience these two very different environments offered.

Environmental changes don’t need to be that big.  It could simply mean reorganizing your office, clearing up the clutter, perhaps changing the room you work in or getting out of the house and into a co-working space a day or two a week. By making a change in your external space, you inevitably invite a different result.

Something that I didn’t expect in my greenhouse was a new weed. It was not only a blossoming environment for peppers, but also for stinging nettle. It took a few painful stings to catch on that this was no ordinary weed I was contending with.

Sometimes we have weeds in our garden too. Whether it’s a colleague, project, client, or even a boss. You can put on a glove to pluck out stinging nettle, but it’s not that easy to pluck out a dull job from your life. Consider this, even though stinging nettle was growing alongside the peppers in the greenhouse,  it didn’t hinder it’s production and potential.  They were still out there doing their thing.

Often the weeds we find in our garden get so much of our attention that we stop focusing on growing ourselves. The peppers don’t care about the nettle, they just focus on doing what they are there to do – grow and produce tasty, stunning peppers. How much of your attention is on your weeds versus yourself?

Interesting fact about stinging nettle. It’s not a weed after all, it is a detoxifier. Parts of the plant and root provide nutrients and benefits like relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and lowering blood pressure. Lesson here, what one could characterize as a weed, nuisance or hinderance, at the same time is regarded as a healer and elixir.

What are you calling a weed? Could it be a tonic?

I’d love to hear from you.

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PS: Are you struggling to finish the year off strong or are you feeling overwhelmed with so much on your plate that you are losing site of your goals.

Or are you looking to improve your sales and revenue results but seem to be hitting a glass ceiling and can’t seem to breakthrough.

Let’s talk.  Go to : www.sellfromlove.com/discoverycall to book your free call so we can talk about your business and set you up to finish 2021 strong and inspired with a plan of action for a successful 2022.

With love,

Finka

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