Keep your tank full

Have you noticed that you can tell whether a salesperson is calling you because they are excited and passionate about offering you something of value as opposed to calling because they are desperate? Have you noticed that you act quite differently when you are acting from a place of abundance versus lack?

When I slip into a moment of not feeling good enough or feeling that I don’t have enough, I feel driven to be better and to have more. But whatever I do takes effort and there’s always an element of struggle involved. This makes sense because there’s no fuel – I’m working on an empty tank. When I’m feeling abundant, I act out of my own inspiration. I’m rich and full and so the energy flows naturally. This action at times feels almost effortless.

When we start a new year we often go in with the zest and zeal of a full tank and by the middle of the year we realise that we have forgotten to take time each day to stop and top it up. Let’s guard against this and take time every day to ask and answer two key questions (see below) to ensure that you take Key Steps to…

Top up your tank

  1. What’s good in my life? It’s important to remember that you don’t need money to be abundant. All you need is appreciation of all that you have.  Grab your journal or a pen and paper and start writing your gratitude list. As you make this a daily habit, don’t be surprised when you find that your tank is actually overflowing.
  2. What needs to be bone? Only you can answer this question honestly and plug any leaks that your tank has. For example, do you need to unplug from technology for a few hours each day or take more regular lunch breaks or meditate more? Always remember to pick the most important one and then… Take ACTION!  And join us to Effectively Harness & Manage Your Time & Stress on 10 & 11 August 2016 and take Key Steps to

“be the difference that makes the difference

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NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’