The napkins for the second half of Gina’s Paper Napkin Wisdom are a bit difficult to read…but seeing as they came all the way from Costa Rica, it’s easy to forgive any difficulty in reading them. As the conversation with Gina continues, we expand on shifting into greatness and she shares with me some interesting and compelling points about flexibility and the process of change.
Gina teaches the flexibility of behavior and emphasizes the importance of resilience. It’s important you don’t wait for the circumstances to be right. “He who can adapt best to circumstance will always ultimately achieve his outcome,” says Gina.
It’s never the going to be the ‘right’ time
The circumstances will never be perfect, you have to adapt to that. Being flexible means that take control of the things we have power over and let go of the things that we can’t control. It’s easy to get swept away by stress or by feeling blocked, but Gina says that when this happens we just need to remember to follow the old Grandmother’s wisdom: Take a deep breath and count to 10. If you count to 10 and take a deep breath for a minute, you stop your stress response and put yourself in charge of that response instead of having it take control of you. When you’re in charge of your energy, that creates resiliency and the opportunity to be flexible to your environment.
Control of our energy is vital. If we’re flexible, we control our choices, our own power, and give ourselves the ability to convert our energy with minimal throwaway. The ability to convert our energy within ourselves, to prevent throwaway of energy is an empowering thing. When we leak energy, when our energy is scattered, we lose power and are literally robbing ourselves of the amount of energy and power we need to get the response we want.
If we’re flexible, we control our choices, our own power, and give ourselves the ability to convert our energy with minimal throwaway.
The points Gina makes about flexibility and energy have been critical to my growth as an entrepreneur. Looking back at my journey, it’s easy to see how I’ve used the process of change to my advantage at times and how I’ve forgotten all about it in others. We need to ask ourselves: “Are we being flexible?” If we can be flexible and conserve our energy for the things we really need it for, there’s no limit to what we can accomplish.
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Listen to my conversation with Gina continue here: