Aug 27, 2018
In this episode, we explore the three powerful techniques to
recenter the soul and mind.
It is also part 2 of how to overcome imposter syndrome which
we discussed in Ep 65 Imposter Syndrome.
The soul can easily get lost as sea in the modern business
world. With the incredible pace of business and life it is easy to
lose connection to yourself. When you lose this it rattles your
confidence and belief that you should be in the position you’re in.
So it plays a key role in beating imposter syndrome. It is also
vital to get right if you want to feel composed, present and have
that sense of gravitas so many of us find elusive.
There are three major ways to recenter the soul and
Regular Focus Session
Once or twice per week set aside an hour and give yourself the
opportunity to deeply reconnect to your soul, purpose, vision and
This is best done in a few key steps:
20 mins of meditating and calming the mind
20 mins of reviewing your purpose, vision and strategy
20 mins of planning and rehearsing for the week ahead
This is much like a ship’s Captain who regulularly takes their
bearings, heads down to their quarters and plots their progress.
They take time to take stock, review the impact of the weather,
tides and performance of their crew.
At the end of this session, you’re seeking absolutely clarity
on the week ahead and also a sense that you’re reconnected to your
purpose and soul.
Throughout the day when things get really busy use these three
powerful and simle tools to reset the mind.
Using the speed of your footsteps, slow down and speed up your
rhythm as required. Perhaps as you are walking towards a key
meeting slow the steps down, demonstrate composure and
Going hand-in-hand with rhythm is your rate of breathing.
Taking small moments throughout the day to reset your breathing
resets the mind and your state. Try a perfectly even breathing rate
of 2 seconds in, 1 second pause, 2 seconds out, 1 second pause and
repeat just 5 ties. You’ll find that in 30 seconds you’re entire
state has shifted.
The final link in this chain is your posture. You’ll find that
by adopting a very well grounded and centred posture you’ll
experience and associated shift in state.
Mindsets and Mantras
Put a few of your favourite quotes and mantras into your back
pocket so that you can whip them out when appropriate. Some that I
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
I keep putting money into the global bank and it keeps paying
me back with interest
A problem shared is a problem halved
Start with why
In truth, I have dozens that I use. Would love to hear
The key here is to create a regular rhythm. Without the rhythm
you lose the fitness and like a captain not checking their bearings
will drift right off course far from your destination and