Ep34: Vibrancy in the Low Places

January can have a weird energy for many people, both personally and in business. And all of us, whatever our season of lower energy, could use a proactive plan to help us cope. In this episode, that’s exactly what Eliot and Jodi share.

Why is that important for business?

Just like in our personal lives, we can have hard seasons in our business life; a time of year where it is particularly hard, mentally, to be “up”. For Eliot, this is the time to focus on connecting with people, and with his points of light.

We can falsely create a sense of isolation around these seasons of lower energy and ignore that there are not only others who are experiencing similar feelings, but also that there is often an external factor at play, like the weather.
In these times, it can help to remember that when you feel lost in the forest, the trees know where you are.

“Lost” by David Whyte

Stand still.
The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost.
Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still.
The forest knows Where you are.
You must let it find you.

The key to these low times is to plan something, proactively, that helps you through. For some, it fills their tank to see lots of people; for some, that drains their tank. But we all need some source of renewal when we feel this way. We all need to proactively find sources of nourishment; we need to make a conscious effort to find vibrancy in the low places.

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