I know what you're thinking?
"Here I am, completely stressed out and overworked, and here's Barbara telling me
that I can change the world by having a conversation! Really?the heat must have
fried her brain?"
You're absolutely right. (About the world-changing conversations, not about the
fried brain.) I'm not talking about changing the big world; I'm talking about
changing your world. Here are some examples:
During a group discussion on motivation, one woman learns a new way of
celebrating everyday accomplishments. She easily integrates this into her daily life,
and is soon achieving goals she thought were months and years away.
A coach suggests to a client, "Why don't you turn your pager off during your train
ride home?" Lo and behold, the client finds that she's arriving home much less
stressed and much more ready to spend quality time with her family.
An entrepreneur joins a group of other entrepreneurs in the same industry. After a
few weekly meetings, she learns that she is much further along in her business
planning and growth than many of her colleagues. She stops beating herself up for
what she hasn't yet accomplished, and appreciates herself for what she has.
Focusing on the positive allows her to attract even more new business and
The premise is simple: the right conversation can kick-start the next greatest
phase of your life.
I don't mean meaningless, "talk to anyone you meet about anything" conversations.
I'm talking about meaningful conversations about subjects that have value to you. A
small group of folks discussing an issue that is important to all of them. Meaningful
conversations bring many benefits?
If you've been working on something by yourself for a long time, you might really
benefit from the insights and experiences of others who have been where you are.
If you've been trying to make progress on an issue, or create a larger change in the
world, and are frustrated by a lack of movement, seeking input and sharing ideas
with others can help spread the word faster.
If you are feeling isolated and alone, it can help just to know there are others out
there in the same situation. Regardless of how you do it, I encourage you to start
engaging in meaningful conversation today.
You can certainly change your world?and who knows what will happen from there?
(c)2005 Barbara Bellissimo.
Barbara Bellissimo is a women's life transformation coach, and author of the book,
"Become Your Own Great and Powerful: A Woman's Guide to Leading Your Real, Big
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