I’m standing in the middle of a working amphitheatre in Cyprus and it got me thinking about echoes. One of my big metaphors for life is, what we do echoes out. Like anything else that echoes out, it will come into contact with other things. As it does that interaction is going to based on the body that it impacts with and what went out there.
Most my life is projecting. It is educating, it’s pushing out these ripples. These ripples go out, they impact on other people, on their businesses, on their personal lives and then like an echo, it comes back. It comes back as an echo and then you hear it yourself. This is a good metaphor for anybody in the teaching profession, mentoring, coaching or any leader in business. It’s to understand that you have to take responsibility for that impact. If you are making connections with other people, other businesses; you are having an impact and that impact reverberates back to you. If you want to make sure that you’re having a great experience, you have to make sure that the world around you is having a great experience.
Send out positive vibes, have a great impact on the world around you and that then impacts on you and you have a great experience. It’s about working on the two environments – the internal and the external. It’s about understanding we are products of our external environments but the external environment is also a product of us. These two things are always bouncing off each other. When you live your life, live your life a little bit more like you are having an impact on the world around you. It’s reverberating back to you and it’s creating the experience you’re having of life. When you get that and you see these things working together back-and-forth then you get into what some people refer to as a flow state.
It’s about being in alignment. Things are easier, life is easier ,you’re having a better time and a better experience of life. Be aware of it. You’re sending out these ripples, they’re coming back to you. Your impact on the world around you impacts on your own life and you want to make sure that you’re getting the back and forth. Start creating the external and the internal experience of the life that you want have.
Until next time, be successful.