Being the best you can be is not just about suffering: it's about style. All the legends of life understood the importance of efficiency and awareness in everyday life. And the real great ones have a style all of their own. The beauty of this is life becomes a poetry in motion, the powerful presence of a Clinton, the deep mesmerising power of Arni the Terminator, the incredible depth of Princess Dianna, and the golden raw energy of Pink. Of course I could list these people for the next month and you'd agree, certain people have a winning style, and others don't.
What is it? That makes two people of similar talent different. Is it self-belief as sport coaches love to suggest. Is it the love for what they do as some new age guru's proffer? Is it a god sent vision like the spiritual teachers would have us call purpose, or, should we listen to the Buddhist way and realise it was all predestined for this rebirth journey?
These are unique suggestions. But for most of us, a style is something we have to work on, choose and practice until we're good at it. Smooth is best. Yes, there are those who make their way in the world with wild or rough style but if you meet them, as I do below the surface of their outer coating, smooth is what they are. A smooth style.
Refining a style is crucial. Grace under pressure is what we're aiming for. Style under pressure is an amazing thing and only comes with a dedication to perfection. Anything else is just wasting time. This blog and the corresponding Soundcloud Podcast will help you refine your style through a series of drills, the more you perfect these drills the more smooth and unique will be your style.
Elements of Style: Efficiency and Awareness
So these steps have two important influences on your style. First is your efficiency as you live every day of your life and wish to get as much done with as little stress and optimal enjoyment as possible. Awareness on the other hand is improved to create smoothness in style. The ability to see beyond the next step, or the next comment, the next incident. This awareness creates "smoothness" in style and this leads to your unique style.
There are seven steps to refining your style for your Work. Let's go through them as an overview first:
1. Pre Take-off Systems Check
2. Mind-space Dills. Refining those things that support and challenge your Truth.
3. Pedal to the Metal .. Full Effort. Focussing on what's right in front of you .
4. Success. Benchmarking and Self Rewarding
5. Refuelling Your Powers. Faculties, Capacities and Abilities
6. Closure of thinking for the Day - Awakening heart for the evening
7. Sleep Deep - Humility. We return to the beginning and recuperate for a new day.
Chris Walker - Author
Carrying a pack, discovering new trails, exploring the human spirit, dreaming with immensity, and gaining far away horizons: escaping the destiny of the sedentary, loving above all the supreme liberty of the human spirit at one withnature. This is Chris Walker’s life! Like the trails he explores with a pack on his back high in the mountains,unravelling the mysteries of harmony and focus at work or in relationship creates something special for any individual who decides to explore the wondersof it. A uniqueness, a resilience to the instability of conventional attitudes, a realfreedom that only the human heart can fully understand. Chris is a free spirit, a nomad. He follows his heart and helps others do the same. Are you ready to explore it?