About Nicholas Haines

waves 6BIG excitement as my pasty white UK body hits the perfect South African beach for a bit boarding

But straight away my heart sank…
the waves are rubbish!

What a disappointment.

So what to do?

I thought… I’ve got 3 choices

1. Move on and search for better waves on a different beach?
2. Head to the bar?
3. Make the most of it and see what happens?

As I stood there looking at the calm sea, I thought this is like business.

Sometimes the external environment isn’t flowing your way
and you’ve got 3 choices.

1. Try and find a better place to make money
2. Give up and wait for a better time
3. Or make the most of what you’ve got and play it smart.

So I plunged into the water and had a great time

We laughed with the children, hit the odd good wave and I met someone who wants to use the free Five Energy Dynamics profile system to find themselves a perfect new PA.

Top Result…

The Five Lessons:

1. Make the effort to get somewhere special
2. Commit to your purpose
3. Remain flexible and positive
4. Make the most of how it turns out
5. Make a difference


Rabbit 2I had an interesting call from a business client of mine that I’d just finished doing a session with.

He was happy bunny but kind of confused by what had happened.

Four days ago we’d been looking at his Five Energy Dynamic (His Energy Blueprint) as well as the energetic stage that his business was currently sitting in.

We’d found a couple of places that his business was stuck and a couple of places where there was a mismatch between what he was doing and his Energy Type.

On the follow up call he mainly wanted to know why he’d had such a massive increase in energy the morning after the consultation and the subsequent days. He was full of beans and unstoppable.

I said that he hadn’t had a massive increase of energy at all, because the timing was all wrong as was the amount of energy he was experiencing. Energy and vitality doesn’t appear just like that out of thin air.

He was experiencing a massive Release of energy not an Increase.

Yeah Yeah, I know I’m being pedantic… but that’s an important distinction to make if you want to improve your productivity and increase you energy levels.

Both Increasing and Releasing give you more energy to use, but they come from different places, and that’s the important bit.

So how can you tell if you need to Increase your energy or Release it?

There is quite a simple test, which I often ask as a casual question during an initial business consultation.

Q: Does your energy increase after exercise or decrease?

If you have more energy after exercise or solving a business problem, then your energy needs Releasing and if you feel more tired after exercise, then it needs Increasing. It’s that simple.

You’re either tired because you need more Energy or you’re tired because your energy’s blocked by a problem or situation.

If your personal life’s ok and you don’t have any major stresses there, then it’s your business or role.

If your Energy’s blocked by your business or role there are two reasons.

  1. Your business has got bogged down or stuck in its development cycle
  2. You’re doing the wrong things, not playing to your strengths: You’re out of flow.

If your Energy needs increasing, there are two reasons, assuming you have a healthy life style and are in good health.

  1. Your business has got bogged down or stuck in its development cycle
  2. You’re doing the wrong things, not playing to your strengths: You’re out of flow

Nope, that’s not another typo, they’re the same reasons.

Your business has to be moving through its development cycle and you have to be doing the right things for your Energy type, or you’ll be tired.

Because if it’s stuck in a certain part of the cycle, you’ll exhaust yourself trying to push along and your energy will get all blocked up because it won’t be any fun. Either way you’ll feel tired.

Or if you’re doing the wrong thing for your Energy type, then that’s just plain exasperating and exhausting, so you end up tired and pent up.

And business life isn’t meant to be like that!

So… do the exercise test and find out if your Energy needs Releasing or Increasing.

If it needs Releasing look for the blocks, and if it needs Increasing look for what’s exhausting you.

If you’re not sure what’s exhausting you, find out your Five Energy Dynamic by taking The Vitality Test you’ll find out what you’re naturally good at.

Because if you’re doing what you’re naturally good at that’s rarely exhausting and normally increases you energy.

Ok, that’s it, take care and bye for now,

Nick

PS. If you like the idea of Releasing your energy to make a difference then ‘Like’ the Five Institute Facebook page below this and I’ll speed along with another post about such matters… Plus leave a comment on what you think

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