I gave a workshop last evening to Women of Success members and guests, “Attitude for Effective Communication”. The feedback was great for this “insightful workshop”, and some people are interested in my new workshop series Navigating the Relationship Landscape.
Left home around 11am to go to a meeting, then another one, continuing with the workshop in the evening. Coming home around 10pm, after handling a full room of women through experiential and interactive exercises, I returned Minerva’s call. After briefly catching up with our stories since we’ve last met (a few years ago), she asked for a 25 min. presentation for today, at the Rotary Club where she’s a president. Without thinking too much, I accepted the challenge and started to work on my presentation: a Power Point that squeezed yesterday’s 2 hours workshop in 25 min. (she considered the same topic useful to their members).
Went to bed around 1:30am, and waked up in the morning … still tired! With s_l_o_w_l_y m_o_v_e_s, I went through my morning routine, got a freshly squeezed fruits juice and went to the Rotary meeting at noon.
The presentation kept me alive (well, I love what I do!), but the tiredness kicked in again right after! Grateful for getting home safely! Not easy to keep my eyes open on the highway! 🙂
As usual when tired, negative thoughts show up to have a “party” in my head: “Will I make it to get into companies to help them get a more positive environment that help both employees and the company?!”, “Are these the best actions to do now, in my situation?”, “I don’t know where to approach key people that are open to test my Systems Coaching approach with their teams!”, “Workshops are going very well, but they don’t bring enough money yet to pay my mortgage!”, etc., etc…
The “party” would like to continue, and even get worse, but I know from experience that this is just the tiredness effect on me!
A good sleep, recharge my batteries in nature, and … I’m good to go toward my dream, again! 🙂
What works for you to stop the negative train of thoughts? To help you focus on what you want to achieve? And keep believing that you’ll get there?