“The Leadership of Energy”
While I was attending training to become a coach with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), I learned from their coaching program that there are seven levels of energy. You can learn more about iPEC at www.ipeccoaching.com The founder of this wonderful coaching school is Dr. Bruce D. Schneider. Let’s talk about energy. Everything is energy—our clothes, our cars, and even our personal thoughts. There are also two types of energy: anabolic and catabolic. Anabolic energy is healing, productive, positive, and growth-oriented. While catabolic energy is contracting, draining, and resistant. If you feel like a “victim’ or feel “hopeless”, that is catabolic energy. While you feel like a victim, you perception may be distorted and affect the choices that you make. If you are non-judgmental and feel passionate about your life, you may be at the high-end of the energy levels.
If you feel fear, guilt, worry, self-doubt or have low self-esteem, you will be operating at the lowest level of energy and feel like a “victim”. Feeling this low, makes you susceptible to feeling helpless and avoiding confrontation. You may feel like you are “losing”. This is a highly destructive energy level. You may notice that you are attracting other “victim-like” people in your life because “like” attracts “like”. But you don’t have to be a “victim” or feel like you don’t have choices in your life. You can raise your energy levels by becoming more “empowered”.
As you move up the energy levels, you may experience what is known as level two energy. This is where a person may want to manage others by force or control. A person may want to project blame on others. It’s an “I win and you lose” situation in this energy level. It is certainly better than being a victim, but it’s still catabolic energy that is draining you. Do you really want to have level two energy?
Level three energy is an entry-level of anabolic energy, which is productive energy and more uplifting. A person may take responsibilities for their thoughts, actions, and emotions. They realize they have a choice in the matter and take accountability for this state of being. This is an “I win, and hopefully you win, too” energy. A person can motivate themselves and others through forgiving others, being more tolerant, and compromising with others.
When you have a level four energy, you take little or nothing personally and are able to be more objective. There is more of a “You win” going on and a “service” before self-mentality. This kind of energy lends to compassion for others and inspiration to serve others. This fosters team work, loyalty, and collaboration with others. It is definitely a high level of energy that lends to you becoming more successful and making a difference in this world.
Some of the greatest leaders in this world have a level five energy, which is a “We all win or no one wins” mentality. The people who possess this energy tend to be calm, confident entrepreneurial, and powerful. There is a sense of being in control of your life and destiny. There are no challenges, but every experience in life is an opportunity for self-growth. One of the core thoughts is that a person is “accepting” of others and does not try to change them.
Level six energy is an energy where a person sees everyone and everything as an extension of themselves. Their intuition is very active and people possessing this energy can tap into being a creative geniuses and they are visionaries, along with being a conscious leader. The mentality is “We always win”. The feeling are of permanent joy, satisfaction and pleasure. There is a great sense of connection with everything and everyone.
The highest level of energy is one that is characterized by complete objective thinking, being fearless, and are non-judgmental. A person with this kind of energy can view things with complete objectivity. The mentality for this energy level is “Winning and losing are illusions”. It is hard to imagine that concept, but with practice you can achieve it. Leaders who possess this energy are “masters” in their world and consciously co-create their life experiences. These are the most powerful leaders in the world.
There are always advantages and disadvantages of each energy level. Everyone can experience level one energy (Catabolic energy aka “victimhood”) at times and also experience level four energy (Anabolic/where you take nothing personal) too. Your overall average of your energy levels can dictate how successful you are in your personal life and in your business. Generally, the higher your energy levels, the more satisfied you are in your relationships, finances, personal self-growth, and your achievements.
It is great to have an awareness of who you are, you level of “consciousness” and how you act in your life. If you are interested in learning more about the leadership of energy and how to determine where you “fit” in with these energy levels, you can request more information at www.DawnMarieWestmoreland.com/contact Just remember that every experience in our life is not a “challenge”, but an opportunity to grow and learn. If you can truly accept and embrace that, you are raising your energy leadership. Here is to an “empowering” 2015 and taking action to realize your dreams and goals this year!