How Being More Conscious Can Change Your Career
Increasing your consciousness has many benefits, especially with regards to your career.
Becoming more conscious is the ability to be aware of what each of your choices is going to create, and how those choices can place you in a position to achieve more in the workplace and in your life.
Becoming more conscious does not necessarily require you to take a spiritual path. Consciousness can be gained by practicing presence with the way people around you function, as well as the way you function.
Here are some “Conscious Tips” you can use to increase the level of ease and upward movement in your career:
Be aware of how others function.
If you pay attention to the way other people function in your workplace, you have a better ability to deal with all kinds of personalities.
What we tend to do is speak to people the way we would like to be spoken to. This doesn’t always necessarily work. What creates a greater result is to speak to people in a way that they can relate to. We all come from different places, backgrounds and social strata, and the way to influence people is to find out their nuances, and patterns. If you are conscious of this when speaking to people and make an effort to get to know and understand the people you are interacting with, it will change the way you relay information. Even though this practice is usually very subtle, people will notice and appreciate you took the time to include the way they see the world.
Choosing to be diplomatic in this way increases the value you have in the eyes of others and builds a sense of trust.
Trust your Instincts.
Following your instincts sounds like a simple solution to most problems, but when we feel pressure from those around us, we tend to follow what their agendas are, rather than ours. Learn to drown out the noise of others, because your “gut feelings” will never lead you astray. If something makes you feel expansive, it is true for you. If it is heavy or restrictive, it is not true for you. You can use this as a reference point with many of the decisions you make, and you will be aware of how much you instinctively know about what is going to make you happy and advance your contribution in the workplace. In other words, if something doesn’t feel right to you, it probably isn’t.
When faced with tough decisions we are often crippled with indecision. Most people would rather avoid making a choice than choose the wrong option. The greatest leaders are the people who are willing to trust themselves enough to make choices on a dime, even when they affect other people. If you are willing to have this trust in you, and see that your point of view matters, you can quickly become an innovator in your office. If you make a wrong choice, realize that nothing lasts forever and that your ability to choose, equals your ability to lead. Remember that even the most renowned and successful leaders in the world have failed at some point in their lives – what matters is what they did to bounce back after failure, that ultimately led them to unimaginable success.
Whether you consider yourself to be introverted or extroverted, you always have the choice to be the leader of your own life. Being more conscious allows you to have more trust in yourself, and gives you more ease in personal and professional interactions. If you see yourself as lifting others up and empowering the people you converse with, that will ripple out in positive ways you may not even realize and guide you to a successful and fulfilling career.
This guest post was authored by Julia Sotas
Julia Sotas has always been interested in self-improvement, attending her first course at the tender age of 13. She has a degree in Sociology from the University of Winnipeg and now lives in South Carolina with her husband and three step kids where she works as an Access Consciousness facilitator, a job she’s been doing for the last five years. She’s seen personally how to change money mindsets and go on to earn more than you could ever imagine. She teaches Right Riches for You classes so others can do the same. Right Riches for You is a specialty program of Access Consciousness.