Five Powerful Qualities of People That Recharge Your Energy

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Summary: Do you feel like you are constantly having to 'reinvent the wheel' in your small business? There's nothing more frustrating that being caught on the hamster wheel of having to re-do and re-create over and over.  What you need is a way to find leverage in your business, even if you have serious doubts that it can be done.  Let us show you how.:


From the outside, entrepreneurs are living the dream. We get to set our own hours, create businesses from dreams, and choose our markets. But walk a mile in an entrepreneur’s shoes and you know it’s not so easy. Some days are fun and inspiring, loaded with vibrant energy and confidence.

Other days, let’s be honest, suck the life out of you.

Besides the outright challenge of running a profitable business, maintaining energy must take a high priority. Entrepreneurs are especially prone to fatigue and exhaustion because we’re carrying the load for success or failure on our backs.  On top of the energy needed to carry on and carry out all our tasks, we’re also often responsible for lifting up the team and setting a tone of positivity for employees and customers.

When you’re tired, worn out, burned out, and exhausted, your business suffers.

There are many reasons that we get into that state, but there are also a lot of things that we can do on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to offset that. While it's perfectly normal, to feel weary some days, your personal and business health will become threatened if exhaustion is your general state of being.  

Think of your business as a long-distance marathon, not a sprint.

You’re in this for the long haul. It’s time to develop skills and habits that shore up your energy.

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One of the healthiest habits you can use to spike your energy levels is to surround yourself with the right people.

You know the ones who nibble away at your happiness and productivity. You can always tell toxic people because it’s as if your gas tank is leaking fuel after spending just a few hours with them. They seem to take more than they give.

There's always someone somewhere in your life that challenges you in a negative way because their energy is at odds with your entrepreneurial journey. Mainly, they just don’t “get you” and it can get really exhausting, especially when it's in a day in and day out type of situation.

There’s a lot of talk about toxic people, and how you can just whisk them away from your life and move on.

Except sometimes you can't...

Sometimes these soul sucking business buzzkills are family members.

You've married them (for better or for worse), or you happen to be their daughter or sister. You LOVE them, and you can’t just cut them out of your life. Maybe you can cut them out of a day here and there, but in the big picture, you just have to make things work. That’s life.

You also know the people who boost your spirit and energy.

These people seem to expand what’s good and powerful. They bring light and clarity, laughter and fun. Maybe they listen and provide insightful comments or experience you draw from.

Whatever it is about these positive people, pay close attention to the qualities that set them apart, and find more of them to hang out with!

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Masterminds are wonderful settings in which to mingle with just that type of person. I’ve talked about this many times before in the Coaching from the Carpool series. [Check out some of the videos.

As an entrepreneur, especially a women entrepreneur, you face some unique challenges because you juggle so many parts of life, trying to bring everything into some kind of manageable state.

Because people are important to you, make sure you choose some who contribute to your life in a positive light.

Powerful women entrepreneurs gather and lift each other up in FIVE distinct ways.

1. They offer differing opinions and provide a new point of view.

In our mastermind, bringing together women with different points of view is one of my main objectives. My intention is to bring together the right people; not just everybody, but the right people, into a small group situation where people have similar goals.
Although our businesses and backgrounds are quite diverse, we are trying to accomplish similar things.

People who give you energy to recharge do so in a dynamic, give-and-take environment. They never expect full, or even equal control of ideas.

A good community is diverse. You are exposed to a variety of opinions. People who fuel your passion are very often people who see the world from an interesting perspective.

2. They inspire you to share your energy and pay it forward.

You know you’ve hit upon a great group of women when you feel like you can turn around and help another in return.
One cool thing about a mastermind, especially one that has variety, is that you get to feed into other people. And for some people that’s their love language.

As for me, I'm a service gal. For a lot of people, especially women, feeding into others actually lifts you up.

Like begets like. Once you experience that genuine aura of helpfulness, it’s almost impossible not to shine your best light in someone else’s direction. Wisdom and encouragement are contagious like that.

3. They challenge your actions and practices, but not your WHY. You don’t need to defend yourself all the time.

Do you ever feel like you’re defending yourself a lot?

You feel like you have to convince other people what and why you’re doing what you are. You feel a need to justify what you're doing, or explain your intentions.

A good community is one where you don't have to explain your brand of crazy. In order to be in business, you have got to be a little crazy. But if you don't have to explain brand of crazy to somebody, it's actually really refreshing. 

People who energize you may ask hard questions. They may challenge you to analyze the path that gets you where you want to go. But they will rarely warn you against your instincts.

Stick with people who encourage you to pursue your wildest, craziest dreams.

4. They invite possibility, not excuses.

There comes a time in any entrepreneurial journey where maybe you're not succeeding as well as you want to succeed. You’re not growing fast, you’re not making as much money as you hoped, you’re unsatisfied with your work or your work-life situation.
This is exactly the weak point where excuses start pouring forth.

People who drain energy will actually encourage your excuses. They will come alive at the opportunity to let you off the hook for whatever your perceive as failure because they don’t have a clue about what’s possible. This is the easy, attractive path.

But you know better than this. Energizing people will allow you a moment or two to breathe or cry or complain... but then they keep you honest.

They know you can do whatever you set your mind to, and they tell you so.

5. They allow a safe place for doubt, and boost your confident to handle problems with grace and competence.

Big questions come up for women entrepreneurs. “Do I even know what I should be doing? Who am I?” All these thoughts start to build when you've been at it for awhile.

Doubt happens to me more than I'd like. It’s natural to pay too much attention to seeds of doubt, wondering if you are capable of doing this.

Maybe you find that you rarely feel the encouraged by a real person. Tell me this: Do you feed yourself a steady diet of positive Instagram memes, in place of a good solid meal of encouragement?

Find women who speak truth directly to you and into your life and business. A hallmark of a good mastermind session is one where you leave feeling capable to go out and handle things well.

You may not have all your worrisome details pinned down, but you will leave knowing that you have the skills and the support to move forward.

Every entrepreneur needs an environment filled with energizing, supportive people who share the journey.

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Masterminds are wonderful settings in which to mingle with just that type of person. I’ve talked about this many times before in the Coaching from the Carpool series. 

What are you doing to actually re-energize yourself, motivate yourself, pick up the pieces and keep on going the next day?

Business Motivation Speaker

Leslie Hassler

Leslie Hassler is a popular author and speaker who spends much of her time coaching business owners on how to run their growing businesses by their rules. Delivering high-touch, personalized service, Leslie works with her clients as a partner, not just a consultant (who would pop in, tell you what to do, then leave).

Leslie teaches her clients a structured way to decide what to do first, second, next -- and never – in their businesses, so that they can learn to do it for themselves.

Leslie lives in Dallas with her husband and two kids, so she knows it’s not just about growing the business – it’s about getting the business ship shape so it grows and you can be home in time for dinner.

Leslie speaks on topics such as business leadership, prioritizing the business owner’s To Do list, and how to create and implement a strategic plan for growth.

If you’d like to have Leslie come speak to your group or organization, or present at your event, inquire here.