When is the last time you did a check-in about your freedom quotient?
Like your IQ and your EQ, your FQ is vital for your health and well-being.
On Independence Day, if you live in America, you have a great time to stop, spend a half hour and ask yourself some questions. Find out how free you really are, personally and professionally.
And, no matter where you live on this complex and beautiful planet this is a perfect time to check your FQ.
Question 1: What do you do when your ‘inner critic’ chirps in with “You don’t know what you’re talking about.
Who do you think you are, offering your advice? You don’t have the skills for what you are doing.”
Yes, we’ve all been there.
(a)Do you tell that noisy, bossy voice to ‘zip it?’
(b)Or do you apologize to the world and stay quiet?
(c) Or do you search for another program to take so you can prove you are really, really good at what you do?
Question 2: What do you do when you are talking with a colleague and they want to prove you are wrong about your comments?
(a)Do you smile, shrug and respond with “Thanks for the feedback” and ignore what they have said?
(b)Do you ask open-ended questions (who what where when or why) to gather more information?
(c) Do you take lots of time to get other colleagues to vote for you and your perspective?
Question 3: What do you do when you are ready to take a big risk to challenge conventional wisdom and your family and friends say, “That’s not how we do things here.”
(a)Do you apologize and say you were just thinking out loud and change your decision?
(b)Do you turn on your heel and tell them to mind their own business?
(c) Do you stand firm and let them know that change is difficult, and you understand their concern, yet you will move forward anyway?
Question 4: What do you do when a great opportunity comes your way and you know you are still in the middle of a steep learning curve and not sure you are right for the project?
(a) Do you ask for help to fill in the missing pieces of your education?
(b)Do you back away gracefully, only to mourn the missed opportunity?
(c)Do you take a deep breath and take the leap into the new anyway?
OKAY, what do you do now?
The correct answers are Q1:C; Q2:B; Q3:C Q4:A.
Here is the way to real freedom.
The inner you and the outer you must match. That is called being congruent and it is the direct path to being able to live a free and fully integrated life.
This is a lifetime course, to be free, in the true sense of the word.
It’s deep and often difficult work. Yet, it’s worth it. It’s what everyone wants, free to be you and me. No more closets to hide in, no more secrets to bury, no more feelings of inadequacy to carry.
My staff and I are getting our key programs that have helped thousands find freedom online soon. They are guaranteed to help you move into your real superpower, being free to make your best contributions and have relationships that are creative and rewarding.
Then, let the fireworks begin.