This month we would like to share a blog by Tricia Molloy, Corporate Leadership speaker and “Queen of Serene.” As an outstanding speaker, Ms. Molloy encourages others to “find their life purpose and make it their life’s work.” In her Working With Wisdom segments, Tricia provides a fresh and uplifting take on using positive statements to identify ourselves. We hope you will enjoy her self-affirming message.
By Tricia Molloy
It’s the beginning of one of the most powerful statements you will ever say to yourself and others. The way you complete it determines if it’s powerfully uplifting and motivating or powerfully demeaning and discouraging.
We say “I am” all the time. Unfortunately, we often complete it with words like tired, stupid and overwhelmed.
Your subconscious mind believes everything you tell it and seeks out opportunities and resources to prove that it’s true. Studies show that simple, positive statements can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and build confidence.
The words you say matter and you are always in control of what you say. Over the next week, listen to what you’re saying and, whenever possible, turn that negative statement into a positive one.
Here are some to try on:
1) Challenged by learning new technology? Say, “I am a student of technology.” You’ll find you’ll have more patience with yourself as you make mistakes.
2) Trying to establish an exercise routine or master a new sport? Say, “I am an athlete.” Pair that with a power pose: feed wide apart and hands on hips.
3) Applying for a promotion? Say, “I am the best person for this job.” Then, list all the reasons why.
4) Lost confidence in your abilities? Say, “I am an expert.” Give it more power by pointing to yourself.
5) Flustered when things go wrong? Say, “I am relaxed and calm.” It helps to follow that with a few deep breaths!
An acclaimed corporate leadership speaker, Tricia Molloy is an expert on developing a positive mindset to achieve goals and improve work-life balance. She specializes in empowering emerging women leaders. Organizations like The Home Depot, AT&T, GE and the Network of Executive Women hire Tricia to inspire their people to perform at their best every day. She is the author of “Working with Wisdom: 10 Universal Principles for Enlightened Entrepreneurs” and the “CRAVE Your Goals!” and “DESIGN Your Ideal Life!” ebooks. Visit Tricia at her website: www.triciamolloy.com