As a Neuro-linguistic Programming Master Trainer who has been unleashing the leader in many of my clients, I have to say it’s easy to get in touch with this part of yourself.
The mind that drives self-leadership requires firstly, an understanding of your identity; who you are. The intimate settings that make up how you store information daily, preferences in communication and most importantly, your decisions and responses. This is the mind you need to know!
In his landmark book Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman detailed many aspects of the emotional self. Does it mean we have to get “emotional” to release negative emotions within us? NO!
It means getting in touch with your emotions. As you feel, you go deeper into knowing where that feeling is stored in your body. This knowing is of great advantage, for your body will signal back when it needs to;
Imagine if you were so minutely aware of little nuances and feelings in your body? This is the fundamental building block of tapping into intuition and the very basis of self-leadership. The leader who “knows” when making a decision that it is a right one because it resonates, is one who is connected to his/her emotional self.
At school we learnt academics to a large extent – theory that emanated from logic and reasoning. Data-driven styles that encouraged us to be in our head rather than our body. This has disconnected human beings and the very reason so many suffer mental health issues.
As an ex-banker and corporate lady who worked in a myriad of fields including consulting, I reinvented myself to learn about the superior mind that most people are unaware of.
Process-driven with easy access via the five senses, today I “know” this turns people around from negative to positive and creates passion in those wanting more. This is how self-leadership begins.
I now have the tools to accelerate people to their deepest, unconscious self that connects the mind and body.
Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.