As shared in this blog, a few years ago I “shifted”. In hindsight, the realization of this shift is perfectly clear. But what does it really mean when “the shift” occurs? Must we inevitably move on to some greater, yet undefined, higher purpose? How do we a shed the baggage we have spent a lifetime creating? Is this an automatic process or do we have choices along the way?
As always – the answer is – It depends.
There are several ways of handling “the shift” that I have encountered, which can be broken down into three main categories:
- Create a New Venture
- Find a Creative Outlet
- Alter your existing reality
The first option, creating my OnCore Venture is what I have done. The second, finding a creative outlet, is what I initially tried to do, by bringing a new way of looking at life to round out what I perceived was missing. The third alternative, something I did not know enough to attempt, is to integrate new awareness into your current world, at home and work, by changing the way you are showing up.
Regardless of the path you choose, the first step entails assessing where you are in the “shifting process.” Everyone between the ages of 44 to 60 will shift post mid-life at least once. Whether it is the loss of a career due to downsizing, the emptying of the nest when kids graduate and start their own lives, or the persistent voice within that whispers of the desire to change – we all shift. How you approach that shift, how it shows up in your life, affecting your health, relationships, and well-being, is up you.
As I completed my training program from iPEC, I took the Energy Leadership Assessment Index. The results brought to light how stress is showing up for me, and through the debrief process; I began to understand what triggers stress in my life. In reviewing the results of others, and considering my own experience, it is clear that just knowing how we are triggered allows for a change in our response, effectively removing the power that stress has over us.
This knowledge changes everything. Given this information, ten years ago, I would have been empowered to create a different interaction pattern in my work environment, not just for me, but for the hundreds of people that either reported to me or that I influenced in some way. Living OnCore might have been the work I was doing at the time – done in a completely different way. Similarly, five years ago, when I tried to commercialize my love of photography, the inner work that I have since done, could have changed the way that I decided, or decided not, to go to market with my work. That shift in leadership and confidence might have changed everything.
In retrospect, living OnCore might have been two pursuits that would have required less change and effort on my part and still have been OnCore because I’d be working from the angle of becoming true to who I really am. Now that I have done that – I approach everything differently.
So, what about you? What is living OnCore for you? Do you have passion left in you for what you do, but simply need to change how you approach doing it? Do you have a strong desire to write a book, make art, or create and launch a socially responsible company? Do you struggle with your life partner now that the nest is empty and need to change that interaction?
The answers lie within.
The Energy Leadership Assessment will help find these answers by bringing your individual stress triggers to the surface through a short questionnaire along with an in-depth debriefing session.
The overall Energy Leadership process helps identify and evolve your unique leadership style, allowing you to harness the power to influence others in meaningful ways, bringing out their innate talents and productivity. You will identify at which of the seven levels of awareness you typically operate and learn to recognize when you tend to descend to lower levels in reaction to outside stressors. Once recognized you can then move past these distractions and begin the journey towards achieving your full potential.
To get you started on the path to finding your answers, I’m sharing an introductory offer of $99 for the assessment through the end of May. I will provide the debrief, normally priced at up to $400, at no charge as a way to help you understand the path in front of you to live a life that is on-core for you. If this process helps you discover your next on-core venture, we can then assist you in making that new vision a lasting reality.