While participating in a yoga teacher training, my friend, Michelle, who brought the class to Corpus Christi, gave some great advice. She wisely suggested we take a trip, attend a workshop, and learn from teachers who inspire us most when we need new ideas and motivation.
As a new yoga teacher, I have kept this in mind. I continue to study, read, and learn so I can stay motivated, and in turn, better help my students.
Recently, I realized that Michelle's advice transfers to other areas of life as well. This is especially so in business.
Near the end of last year, I found myself burning out from taking on too much and trying to support too many causes. I stepped back and tried to do less. Surprisingly, I found myself becoming lazy and unmotivated. I had difficulty gearing up and being ready for the opportunities and challenges of a new year.
All this quickly changed as I affiliated with new causes, such as the South Texas Council of the Boy Scouts. I became inspired and rejuvenated by passionate staff members and volunteers. I attended a professional workshop where I reignited my passion for learning and small business.
During my yoga teacher training, our teacher, Christina, commented to me that "if your class is boring, it is because you are boring." There is much wisdom in these words, which also transfer easily to business.
As leaders, we must remain energized. We must stay motivated and informed so we can inspire our team, our subordinates, and our clients to do the same.
My challenge to you (and myself): Keep motivated. Inspire yourself. In so doing, encourage those around you.