Personal Power

When I first read Jack Canfield’s book – The Success Principles – the very first principle hit home for me big time – it was that we need to take 100% responsibility for where we are in our lives right now!  This includes your level of achievements, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income, your debts, your feelings – everything!

Doing this exercise, it became very clear to me where I had and had not taken 100% responsibility. When I looked at the results, it wasn’t easy to admit or accept responsibility.Most of us have been conditioned to blame something outside of ourselves for the parts of our life we don’t like. We blame our parents our bosses, our friends, the media, the government, the economy, the weather, our clients, our spouse – in fact anything we can pin the blame on – not looking at where the real problem is – ourselves.

Dr Robert Resnick has a very simple formula that makes the idea of 100% responsibility even clearer.  Here it is.

E + R = O

(Event + Response = Outcome)

To explain it simply, you can change your responses (R) to the event (E) the way things are, until you get the outcomes (O) that you want – this is the formula to Personal Power. Personal Power is the first on the list – assuming full responsibility for your life and taking control of the things that you have the ability to change. It is about taking responsibility for the way you think, the way that you communicate and how you show up in this world.

Personal Power
 accepts that although we can’t always control everything that happens to us, we have the free will and conscience to control our responses.
Here are three simple questions you can ask yourself to measure your level of Personal Power is:
  1. Can I always choose my response to other peoples behavior or events?
  2. How much control over my life do I really have?
  3. Do I feel that I am the architect of my life or is someone else designing it for me?
  4. Have I created habits that are not in line with my values and principles?
Personal Power is about the power we have over ourselves. It is not about the power that we wish to have over others. The importance of personal power is this – if you can’t take control of yourself, the inner you, then the people  around you will sense that. If your thoughts do not match your values you will never come across as being authentic.
If you take responsibility for your personal power you can increase your freedom, and take control of how you respond to life’s events, which in turn creates higher self esteem and confidence.
If you would like to increase your personal power through high self-awareness, have more control over your thoughts rather than your thoughts having control over you and increase your circle of influence – simply book into our next workshop “The Power of Self-Awareness” 

New dates for 2018 workshops have been added.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how I can help you create your personal power please contact me.