Week 3 completed already!I am starting to establish a routine and absolutely loving it!
This week I spent Monday in Chineham with Lou, Sarah and Becs for a PR meeting. I was able to share research that I had been doing and contribute with ideas and opinions. Sarah and Becs have also really opened my mind to various opportunities and supported my development and understanding of their area of expertise. I came away from that day with much clarity and enthusiasm for what is in store.
Tuesday saw me head down to Beaconsfield for a workshop based around communication with a group of delegates. It was a great learning experience for me as I observed many models being applied. It was really interesting seeing the difference in the delegates as the day unfolded. They began quite unenthused and unsure why they were there when they had so much work to be getting on with, but by the end of the day there wasn’t a single one of them who could say they hadn’t enjoyed themselves or taken valuable learning away. I think that’s one of my favourite things about my internship here, it’s like a secret door people are afraid to open, but as soon as they unlock it they unleash the magic behind and reap the life changing benefits. Often people underestimate the power of mindset and how it really does profit all aspects of life. It’s not a difficult principle to believe in, however it takes courage to open your mind to learn and be willing to change.
Each session I have been to, I have noticed a common trend that as the days unfold you feel a kind of release in the atmosphere as delegates begin to open up and as soon as someone is brave and shares something personal they give other people permission to do the same. It’s a wonderful feeling and it’s almost emotional to be a part of, when you see something resonate with a person. Not even because they verbalise it, but through their body language, facial expressions and overall aura.
I want to share some things that I personally took from Tuesday:
- Whatever current challenges you are facing, the majority will not be factual, but instead based on limiting beliefs you hold to be true. It is essential that we maintain awareness and that we are all in control of our feelings, only focus on things that are within your control.
- We must respect that in terms of communication some people will ‘think to speak’ (introverts) whereas others will ‘speak to think’ (extroverts) and that one way is not better than the other.
- Be curious!! When in conversation ask people ‘What’s important to you about that?’
- Reframe ‘I can’t…’ with ‘How could I…?’
- Put your energy into what you can influence instead of what you are concerned about.