The 3 Energy Paradigms that Influence Leadership

Tuning up your physical, mental and spiritual energies to emerge as a leader and change your life as well as the lives of others powerfully!

FIRST PUBLISHED ON ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE


Have you seen those people, who walk into a room, and all heads turn?

We might not know who they are or what they do. But they are MAGNETIC.


It isn’t particularly because of their nose-to-mouth ratio, color or shape. They could defy stereotypes, yet be incredibly captivating. It isn’t particularly their dressing either. Of course, grooming matters. But there ARE those people, who could walk into a room in faded jeans and an old tee, but still have command – they RADIATE power and authority, their laughter rings deep, their eyes enchant, their presence engulfs you, their conviction wins you. They awe and inspire. They may speak less, but when they do, you hang on to every word.


HOW???


Their energy. Their aura. Their vibe.


LEADERSHIP IS A FORCEFIELD OF ENERGY THAT PEOPLE SENSE AROUND YOU, AND GRAVITATE TOWARDS. YOUR ENERGY INTRODUCES YOU BEFORE YOU EVEN SPEAK. AND SUCH ENERGY CANNOT BE FAKED.


External paraphernalia is just an added bonus for such people. They dress and present themselves from their own sense of power, with their own rules and quirks, and that ADDS to their energy instead of straitjacketing them. They are effortlessly winsome in any situation- not from outer settings but from inner personal power.


And there are those, in whose presence you feel low for no reason. They may hold authority, but, if they are overstressed, tired, ‘hangry’, sick and neurotic [remember some of your managers over your career :) ] – it is rather difficult for them to INSPIRE & LEAD. You feel drained in their vicinity, and it is no joy to work with them!


SO HOW DO YOU BUILD SUPERNOVA ENERGIES THAT CHARGE YOUR LEADERSHIP?

A healthy mind is never the same without a healthy body, and vice versa.


Energy-work begins at the physical level, and extends to mental, emotional and spiritual realms.

1) PHYSICAL ENERGY:

Eating clean and working out recycles your physical energy.

Think of Narendra Modi. Why does he make time for yoga every day? What kind of mind-body energy does he possess to have accomplished what he has? Think of every other exemplary achiever in any field– Obama, Michelle Obama, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg, Arianna Huffington, Serena Williams, Mark Cuban, Gwenyth Paltrow, Kiran Bedi etc. Each one of them prioritizes wellness. Each one makes space for fitness, nutrition and a mental health routine every single day. When such people, with double-packed schedules, family responsibilities and relentless demands on themselves – can make time for wellness – why should anyone else sing the all-famous ‘I don’t have time’ song???! Leaders are into wellness for a reason – without it, they would have no ENERGY, PASSION or PERSONAL POWER to go after their vision.

Also, it is not their wealth which gives them the resources to workout. Instead, it is their fitness and wellness routines which GENERATE their energy to EARN their wealth. We all have easy access to the kind of routines they follow – be it walking, sports, gyms, yoga, dancing or even home workouts.

a) Physical movement (any fitness modality that you enjoy) literally drives out the negative energies stored in your aura and clogged in your body.

b) Shifts your attitude- Exercise rewires your mind, body and spirit for grit, endurance, strength and resilience– the drive to push past challenges and hit the finish line – all crucial traits for leadership success. It also builds agility, flexibility and the self-knowledge required to know when to rest and recover.

c) It enhances neural pathways, improves blood flow to the brain – making you more creative and also harnessing your memory and analytical skills better.

d) Natural, nutrition-rich food along with exercise clears lethargy and brain-fog, supporting mental clarity and peak performance. They also ease aches and pains in the body, helping heal at all levels.

e) Better metabolism gives you the energy needed to not only survive the day, but to finish it with a sparkle and have some more left for your personal life and hobbies. We have all heard about the happy hormones that exercise releases!

f) Body-Intelligence- Your body is intuitive. It can tip you off when you are about to make a wrong decision. The more you tune in to your body, the more familiar you get with your gut feelings, which will never fail to point you in the right direction.