It doesn’t take long for most people to register a first impression of someone they have just met. In describing them, they may comment about how they spoke, whether they smiled, engaged in eye contact or their overall posture. People may call someone a “negative Nelly” or comment that another seems “so alive” or has a “magnetic personality!” All of these are measurements of the energy a person gives off. We see it in others more quickly than we see it in ourselves, but when we say we’re exhausted or “really jacked up,” it’s energy that we’re talking about.
It’s important to note that when we first meet someone their energy or our impression of them may be different from who they are revealed to be after repeat interactions. In other words, it’s best not to judge based on just that moment in time.
Literally everything we do is enabled or limited by the amount and quality of the energy we bring to the task. I consider energy the ultimate currency. Knowing how to generate it, store it and spend it wisely are among the most critical life skills a person can have.
The science of success
If we want to get technical, we can point to the work of theoretical physicists who have shown that the entire universe appears to be made of nothing but energy and information. Nikola Tesla said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Today, string theorists are tying those three elements (actually all components of a wave) together in search of a grand unified theory that will explain the universe.
Find this hard to believe? Think of what happens to your state when your team wins the Superbowl or the World Series. The energy elevates to levels not seen in a while. Same can be said collectively when a tragedy happens in our world and the shared energy takes a hit.
We don’t need a unified theory of everything to know that energy is the critical component for anything we would like to accomplish. Every conversation we have is nothing but a transfer of energy. Our energy level determines how others will perceive us and help them decide whether they want to be associated with us. Find this hard to grasp as well? Think of those that you encounter that leave you feeling excited and energized after a conversation. Then, think of others that leave you feeling completely drained after a chat (energy vampires).
Not only can we sense another person’s energy, we can trade it like a currency. When people’s positive energy feeds one another and allows them both to be more effective, we say they have “good chemistry.” When it works the other way, it can lead to problems. Using this theory to our advantage we can motivate and guide others to be successful lifeforce contributors as well as enthusiastic and effective work colleagues.
Guarding your positive energy
You could say that all of us are vibrating at a certain frequency. Depending upon where we are on the spectrum in relation to each other, we see others as having more energy than us (positive) or less (negative). Unfortunately, if we are working toward success, we will generally encounter more people giving off negative energy, at least in relation to ourselves.
What does this mean? As you rise up the corporate ladder or even when engaging in everyday society, there are those that tend to get jealous and treat you differently as they are feeling stagnant. We also need to make sure that we don’t change our energy as we ascend to higher levels within the organization or in society as others will start to see us as standoffish and unapproachable. For example, you were hired for the job based on your knowledge and the energy you brought in; you were chosen to be a partner, spouse, friend or beloved community member for your energy as well.
It’s easy to get down (to a low energy state) today. All we have to do is look at the news. In Wisconsin, where I live, all you have to say is “the Packers lost,” and you can literally feel the energy sucked out of the room. People love the Green Bay Packers up here, but if they lose a game, do our lives really change? Hardly! Yet some choose to let it deplete their energy.
It’s even worse for those of us who are carrying old baggage around. Many of us have older family members or work colleagues that still get angry about things that happened decades ago. When those bad memories are dredged up, it can be difficult for anyone nearby to maintain a positive attitude. Our energy literally gets sucked away.
Being the energy your community needs
As managers, leaders and energy life-force beings, we have a responsibility to pay attention to our own energy levels as well as the energy levels of our team members, families, and the community at large. We must become experts at energizing ourselves quickly and sharing that positive energy with our teams, families and communities. There are many ways to do it. I’ll talk about some of them in my next post. If time is money, then I would say energy is life!
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