I don’t like conflict. Ironically, in my work as a career coach I’m asked to coach many teams who are mired in conflict and can’t seem to find their way out of it. While it’s challenging, I’m honored to have the opportunity to help anyone let go of negative energy and work towards a healthy collaborative state.
Because I’m not a fan of conflict and negative energy, I strive to ensure my time off work is spent with individuals who have a positive light around them. While we all have our negative moments, I am drawn to people who look at life through rose-colored glasses and have optimistic energy.
This pull towards positive energy is not only uplifting, but, according to energy expert Kayla Storlid, Visionary Healer at the Heart Rock Discovery Center in Madison, Wisconsin, is also the path to a more rewarding life.
“Do more of the things that bring you joy,” she advises.
She shares that her small, but largely rewarding habits like singing in the car, dancing and trying to make people smile is how she pulls away from the darkness into the light.
Honoring Kayla’s advice, I’m now even more inspired that “A Healthy Career” is designed to be positive, uplifting and motivational. I visit this site every day to get hints and inspiration as to how I can infuse wellness and fitness into my busy workweek—and I hope you do, too. But while this site has allowed me to connect with so many light-centered folks, every now and again I encounter a naysayer. And some days they seem to be everywhere, from the curt store manager to the troubled colleague. And it can easily weigh us down.
“Focus on yourself and do not try to change others,” Kayla advises.
She recommended pushing past judgments of others and avoiding trying to change them. “Find the light,” she says. “Find the compassion for them.” She also encourages us to think about the kind of energy we want to draw our way.
“The law of attraction is very real,” she says. “Just watch how one person can walk into the room and change everything.”
“Most people don’t know what they really are attracted to and are drawn to things that might not be good for them.” Therefore, Kayla strongly urges us to build the habit of positive thinking.
“Whatever you do or think about another will be returned to you,” she says. “If you look past the judgment and into the light of their being, you will receive the light in return.”
Kim Monaghan, PCC, RYT, CPBS is the owner of KBM Coaching & Consulting LLC, a boutique Human Resources Consulting and Career Coaching Firm serving a national clientele.