We all have bad days. But why do some people seem engaged and happy more often? What's the secret to having great mojo?
1. Let go of the past:
People with great mojo are free from the past. When they are with you, they are right there with you, vital and aware in the present moment. Let's learn from them. Stop giving old stories so much mindshare. Give yourself the gift of freedom by letting go of old hurts and paying more attention to what is in front of you, taking in the sights and relationships with a new eye of awareness. The world has changed. People have changed. You have changed. So look at life anew again and you'll find greater connection.
2. Shine real attention on others:
People with great mojo pay more attention to others. They make you feel like there's no one else in the world but you. So, when is the last time you tried to make someone you're talking to feel like the only person in the world? Do you really see and hear the person in front of you? Do you hang on their every word, listen for nuance, give them your full energy and focus?
3. Bring joy to every moment:
People with great energy have more joy and enthusiasm for what they experience, even the simple things. They take everything in with a greater level of gratitude. It's as if they are a child unwrapping a gift at Christmas. They bring joy and enthusiasm to the moment and those around them. Perhaps life would come alive for all of us if we started looking for fun and joy in all we do. Always remember to bring the joy -- that's the gift you give to others.
4. Honor and respect others:
People with strong mojo listen closer; they understand and reflect back what you say. If you are struggling, they are attentive and feel there with you. When you mention your dreams, they cheer you on. No matter what's going on in their life, they never judge, demean or make fun of you... they're happy for you and excited for what you are doing. Mimic that -- become invested in other people's happiness, joy and aliveness and, soon, others will be inspired by your energy and presence.
When you use these strategies, people will want to be around you more. Your social sphere will open up and you will feel more connected to the moment. You'll be happier and more likely to experience long-term joy and what we call The Charged Life!
About Brendon Burchard:
Brendon Burchard is one of the most followed personal development trainers of our time, and a Global Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure on Facebook. He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life's Golden Ticket. Brendon is also the star and executive producer of the #1 self-help show on both YouTube and iTunes, and his social media posts reach over 10,000,000 people per week worldwide. A popular seminar trainer and speaker, he was recently named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the world's Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement, along with Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Joel Osteen, Arianna Huffington, Dave Ramsey, Dr. Oz, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. Entrepreneur Magazine rates his marketing seminar for thought leaders, called Experts Academy, as one of the Top 5 Must-Attend seminars for entrepreneurs. Larry King calls him "one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world." Recognized as a thought leader in human motivation and business marketing, Brendon is the recipient of the Maharishi Award and he sits on the Innovation Board at Xprize Foundation. Visit his website or blog for more information.
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