Written by Shirin Khamisa, Founder, Careers by Design
Let’s face it. It’s easy to discount the power of the heart.
In fact, many “heart myths” abound and people who follow their hearts are often thought of as impractical and whimsical.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
The heart is a powerful and often untapped force that we all have access to. Problems arise and get bigger because most of us are disconnected from it’s power.
When you connect to your heart, you deepen your relationship with yourself and tap into your ability to deal with challenging situations.
Here are 4 lasting & powerful benefits of connecting to your heart:
1. Calm Those Nerves
The power of the heart helps release the butterflies and create a feeling of calm. This can change the outcome of an interview or a stressful conversation with your manager.
2. See Challenges Clearly
The power of the heart creates a shift in perception that gives you a new way of seeing things when analysis has failed you. This is helpful when you are in a tight spot at work or trying to make sense of your options during a career change.
3. Make Better Decisions
The power of the heart transforms fear and doubt. Then you’ll make decisions from a balanced state and create better results than taking action out of fear or stress.
4. Access Joy on Demand
The heart gives you access to joy and other heartfelt emotions like Love, Peace, Gratitude and much more. These emotions will fuel your success and make it easier to reach your goals.
Just like any other relationship, it takes time and patience to connect deeply with your heart. However, the rewards are greater than you can imagine.
Start now with this simple step:
Put your hand on your heart and breathe as you focus your attention there. Feel gratitude for all your heart does for you and resolve to connect often.
Here’s how people describe the benefits of heart connection using HeartMath®:
“In a few short sessions, HeartMath® training has allowed me to find peace, and even sometimes a smile, in the midst of a crazy day of struggles and stress. I’ve been able to look forward and see looming decisions with more clarity, and even more happiness. What wonderful coaching!”
~ Dr. Abe Morgentaller, Men’s Heatlh Boston, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
"The HeartMath® tools I learned were easy to implement and allowed me to be much calmer and a lot less reactive during the normally stressful career transition period of time. I find them very valuable and I continue to use them every day to lower stress and anxiety."
~ Rob V. Television Producer, Careers by Design Alumni
"When I decided to find a career coach, my objective was to get some career guidance. I never really expected the positive impact that our sessions would have on both my personal and career life. It’s amazing to have something exceed your expectations!"
~Andree L -Senior Management Professional, Careers by Design Alumni
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