Laura Evans interviews CDP Founder Jeromine Alpe on how to unleash your potential both personally and professionally.Originally published on NLP Training - you can access the original article here.
Want to Unleash Your Potential? – it starts with you!
Imagine what you would do if you were not scared? What if you had a life without those self-constructed walls around you? What if those grazes and bruises from life disappeared and you were free to step forward? How would it be if you put down those heavy suitcases of unhelpful stuff you are hanging onto? What if you got excited about what could be, rather than being held back by the risk of what might go wrong? What if you stopped settling for ‘it’s ok, I’ll get by’? How would it be if you prioritised your own happiness over your worries of what other’s thought of you? What if you started to enjoy the journey rather than racing to the destination and feeling underwhelmed when you get there? Imagine if this thing called life is your show and you could write the script, how would you write the script? What if the love you seek was inside of you all the time and you were just to busy or afraid to feel it? What if the biggest risk of all is in fact your not doing what you want with your life?
Unleashing someone’s true potential is like finding hidden treasure. It’s really not buried as deep as you might think – often it’s just hidden beneath the surface, but you need someone to help you rediscover it and help you breath life back into it …..
What is potential and why does it need unleashing?
Many people underestimate their ability and what they can achieve. Potential is the difference between where we are now and where we could reach. Potential will often lead to success for that individual. This is not necessarily about achievement (although for many this is exactly what it is). For some it’s about finding a peace. For some it’s about ‘being’ rather than ‘having’ or ‘doing’. For others it’s about relationships and being free to be who they want so they can find someone right for them.
Some say, if we need to Unleash Your Potential it implies something is missing or somehow that we are inadequate as we are. For me, Unleashing Potential is about taking people from where they are now and helping them realise their dreams and goals – whatever they might be. It’s a process of releasing people from what is holding them back form the life they want and helping to set them up for success – whatever that might be for them.
As Jeromine Alpe, Executive Coach and Mentor from Corporate Diversity Partners says: “We are all motivated by one thing; to be the best we can be. However, to perform at our peak professionally, we must also be at our best personally. It’s almost impossible to have one without the other.” Wilhelmina Ford from Parenting Reimagined also thinks that “we all have unlimited potential within us. Those that recognise this and get to know how their mind works, can harness their determination and ability to stay steadfast to a goal, and operate on a higher frequency and vibration, are the ones that succeed.”
4 Tips to help you Unleash Your Potential
Set goals – you get what you focus on – if you focus on things going wrong, you increases the chances of that happens. If you focus on limitations, you will be limited. Focus on what you want. As Tad James says, “anxiety is a warning from the unconscious mind to focus on what you want”. Get a goal – don’t be like a rudderless ship on the sea being blown around by external forces.
Understand your strengths & what you love – knowing your strengths will help you understand what you’re great at. Balance with this what you love doing. The combination of strengths, passion, focus and tenacity should never be underestimated – it’s a power combination!
Take Risks – most people stop themselves reaching their goals because they were not willing to take risks. Don’t be afraid of taking risk – rather embrace it, step outside your comfort zone – that’s where the magic happens! The more you take steps outside your comfort zone, however small, you’ll be surprised how your comfort zone expands in other areas and you gain benefit in other areas of your life. There is no such thing as failure, only feedback (and you can learn and move forward from feedback!)
There is no such thing as unresourceful people, only unresourceful states – You can manage your emotional state at anytime (on our courses we teach people how to do this instantly!). You may be someone who’s internal state is greatly impacted by those around you – if that’s you currently, surround yourself by those that inspire you and encourage you.
In addition to these tips, Fiona Redding from The Happiness Hunter advises: “meditation (the silver bullet) is one of the most over looked and under utilised ways available to us to be able to unleash our potential. Meditation allows us to bypass our limited thoughts and beliefs by learning to not attach to them, and to therefore understand that just because we have a thought, it doesn’t mean we have to think about it, or allow it to stop us.” Eugenie Pepper from Key Mindfullness adds: “We could be missing a trick when it comes to getting the most from yourself. Mindfulness, hypnosis, and mediation can be the key to making a positive change in your life.”
Loren Trlin also teaches “a basic framework called the ‘Formula for an Epic Life’ that allows people to begin tapping into their potential through developing self-awareness, mindset for success, uncovering your vision, values and purpose, developing a personal strategy for day-to-day living and identifying correct goals, and taking action on a consistent and strategic basis.”
If you want help setting great goals that come to fruition, understanding your strengths, getting rid of things that are holding you back, or managing your emotions, check out our website to find out about our courses. We have NLP Practitioner, Certified Coach Courses and Master Practitioner programme’s running regularly. Get in touch if you’ve got any questions via our contact us page.
Now, turn your attention back to the questions at the start of the blog – it’s all possible …. our courses do that for so many people ….
Are you ready to decide and commit to Unleashing Your Potential? – if so, act now!
Laura Evans is a Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, NLP Coaching and Time Line Therapy™. Unleash Your Potential offer courses in Cardiff and London. Our aim is to help people change their thinking, so they can change their results. We are the chosen professional and personal development partners for people right across the UK. All our courses are accredited the ABNLP (probably the largest NLP governing body in the world). If you’d like to find out more about our courses please contact us via this link.
Corporate Diversity Pathways is a full service diversity and inclusion advisory focussed on empowering women for diversity, happiness, inclusion and peak performance. We do this through Careers for Women, Executive Development Programs, Coaching for Peak Performance, Workplace Wellness, D+I Advisory and Action, D+I Leaders Network and The Power of Mentoring.