Welcome to the Belief Energy blog!
Are you self-observant? Do you think about what makes you you? Have you consciously defined the values that propel and direct you? Do you have belief in what you do every day? Does it energize you?
I can answer YES! to all five questions. Since early childhood, I’ve been told that I have a vibrant, positive personality. Family, friends and colleagues always compliment me on my energetic and passionate approach to life. It’s helped me create extraordinary opportunities for myself and others . Reading my Linkedin recommendations and Facebook birthday posts recently reinforced this. The best part is…it’s not just a show. I genuinely believe in myself, have a love of life and know that I can help others live happier, more successful lives.
For the past 17 years, I’ve kept personal journals. My entries chronicle amazing and challenging life chapters. They cover the ups:
- Being the valedictorian of a major university. Go Jayhawks!!!
- Traveling the globe and moving to CA from a small Kansas town.
- Raising a healthy, beautiful daughter.
- Working for nine years at salesforce.com helping hundreds of companies and nonprofits succeed and training thousands of global sales employees
- Helping LinkedIn expand their LinkedIn For Good program by launching the LinkedIn Nonprofit Solutions group to help nonprofits more effectively achieve their missions.
- Running a 50 mile trail ultramarathon over Mount Hood in Oregon.
They also cover the downs:
- A nearly suicidal summer during my undergrad.
- Ending a six year marriage.
- Experiencing professional “failure” for the first time ever.
Mainly, my journals contain lists and strategies for optimizing my time on earth. Last month on a shuttle bus between Lake Tahoe and Reno Airport, I started a journal entry that changed my life. I wrote down my peak personal and professional life chapters, then furiously listed what made them possible. With tears streaming down my face onto the page, Belief Energy was born. I knew on that day that I needed to share my thoughts with people. I felt like I had the power of the sun at my disposal. My belief and energy were at an all time high!
The simple process of writing down the best parts of my 37 years of life, listing what enabled them and giving that process a name was unbelievably powerful. Belief Energy (aka BeEnergy) is the name I gave to my personal power source that day. It’s the framework I live by to sustain peak living. It represents the four key aspects of life that work together to power my happiness and success: Soul, Tribe, Health and Action. It’s in these four areas that I observe myself, house my values and priorities, overcome barriers, set goals, make decisions and remain accountable.
Whether we focus on it or not, all people have a central power source that propels and guides them. They have their own version of Belief Energy. Maybe they’ve never consciously thought about how they move through their life, but they know that something guides them. My goal isn’t to force people to adopt my power source. My goal is to give people the courage, inspiration and mentoring to define, access, expand and sustain their own version of Belief Energy, despite all the perceived barriers that stand in their way…ideally without requiring a 17 year journaling prerequisite. :)
Please enjoy this blog and my Belief Energy facebook Page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Belief-Energy/163725980351594