| | Power
Thanks for this post. Years ago I had an experience that left me with a glimpse of the amazing power we really do have. It was just a glimpse and since then, I have always tossed these ideas of power around inside of me. I know it there even if I don’t ‘’use’’ it as much; actually I think I could, but seem to ‘’forget’’ I have it.
This week I had an experience that one again woke me up to this theory. Have been reading BL and following the other thread about the book. I haven’t finished it but I knew that there is a process involved to gain back you power. So this week I am on vacation, but being a ‘’thoughtful’’ employee decide to check my emails to make sure all is OK with my team etc. There is an email from my boss asking me to do something which will take at least half a day, and though he knows I’m on vacation asks me to take care of it the next day. Needless to say I was not too happy. I work in a hi-stress environment and work hard, but I truly believe people need down time as well. So I do not answer, go to bed pretty pissed off and wonder how I will deal with this.
So I wake up the next morning with this thought resonating very strongly; reclaim your power!!!
So I send him this very short and polite email saying I will be unable to act on his request until my return to work 2 days later. Then I close up everything and promise myself I will not check emails until I’m back at work.
The morning off my return to work, I check my mails, nothing. Finally my boss pings me on Skype and lo and behold, he is in a very cheerful mood, chitchatting away with me about my trip etc….I finally tell him I need to go so I can work on what he asked me to and he is all fine and dandy with it. Not even a mention of his request or my refusal.
Well there you go. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of BL to see what the process actually is, but I thought it was funny that without even knowing the ‘’formula’’ I seem to have been able to successfully do it in this instance.