As you read this blog post, I’m currently ‘Unleashing The Power Within!’ with Tony Robbins in Chicago!
That’s right, I’ll be in the middle of what they say is an incredibly intense 4-day program, and no doubt fully immersed in the action, dancing up a storm, and trying to soak it all in.
Now I’m definitely excited and open, and yet I also want to ensure I go into this experience without too many expectations. And at the same time, I want to ensure I’m fully present, and go ALL IN for whatever is supposed to unfold.
I remember listening to a motivational speaker years ago share wisdom he received from an old pop can: ‘No deposit, no return.’ And it’s true. What you put into something, is what you’ll get out of something.
Unfortunately, however, being the humans that we are, it’s not always easy to detach from expectations. And with the busy-ness of life, it’s also challenging to be ALL IN on whatever we’re doing, and whoever we’re with, considering the crazy number of distractions competing for our time and attention.
Yet when we do, we experience greater fulfillment, greater success, and greater JOY!
When you drop expectation, and you commit to being ALL IN, anything is possible.
Here are three areas of your life where you can be all in, and the difference that it will make.
1. Be all when when it comes to the task at hand.
In the book ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport, he talks about the power of focusing on going deep in one area of work, on one important task, and being ruthlessly disciplined in eliminating distractions. When you go deep, you move forward.
In this age of distraction we live in, it’s growing increasingly difficult to retain our focus on one thing – and as a result we spend a lot of our time doing ‘surface level’ work. And jumping from one menial task to another.
When you’re able to be ALL IN on the work you’re doing, and with each and every specific task, you will no doubt produce some pretty powerful work. Not to mention get a lot more satisfaction while you’re at it.
2. Be all in when it comes to the person you’re with.
I hope you’ve experienced what it’s like to speak with someone who makes you feel as though you are the most important person in the room. It’s pretty darn powerful. And YOU have the opportunity to be that for someone else, too.
When you are fully engaged with the person you’re speaking to, giving them your full attention, and treating them as though they are the only thing that matters in that moment, you make them feel important. And people always remember how you make them feel.
Not only will you get noticed and stand out, your connection, trust, and overall relationships will deepen and become even more meaningful.
3. Be all in when it comes to the present moment.
I know, I’ve spoken about this before ~ as have so many. The power of now. It’s not always easy, but there is a reason why yoga and mediation and any kind of mindfulness is all the rage right now.
The majority of people spend time feeling guilty about the past – which is over – or anxious about the future – which has not yet arrived.
However the true power of experiencing life can only come from living in this present moment. And that is the only place where real joy can truly exist.
Can you imagine what your life would look when you choose to be ALL IN when it comes to your work, your conversations and relationships, and this present moment?
I’m guessing even more powerful, fulfilling, and joyful than it is right now.
That is living BIG, and that is what you deserve.
Have a FAB week!
P.S. If you’re ready BE ALL IN when it comes to your work, your relationships, or another area of your life, let’s TALK!