I spent a VIP day with one of my clients today and instead of the usual meeting room we have (which is pretty roomy anyway), we instead had the beautiful hotel lounge all to ourselves. It's a REALLY big space for just 2 people but somehow we managed to fill it with our thoughts and our energy.
And it made me think. How much does the space around us (literal or metaphorical) restrict our thinking. And how big is your space?
I make a point of spending time with other people in rooms all over the world where we fill the space with our energy. That's why I attend events, masterminds, and conferences so I can share space that's filled with big energy as I feed off it, and I can see it working for other people too.
And I know for one that my environment makes a huge difference to my thinking. Anyone who has been to my office knows that while it's pretty spacious it's not the, er, how shall I put this... 'minimalist' of environments :) But I see I need to keep that in check as when I'm in a clear and big space I do think clearer. And when I'm in a plush environment (why I can't do VIP days at low star hotels!) I think plush.
It sounds simple and it is, but how often do you consciously change or upgrade your environment to match your plans? Do you work outside your usual space, do you go for a walk under a huge sky or by a vast ocean and think in a bigger way?
How big is your space?
Because you know that as big as you make it, you can always fill it so think big and act big. It will get you noticed!
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I so resonated with this post. Our environment influences so much of our lives and yet most of the time we are totally unaware of it. Your post is prompting me to tidy my office and home to create space for new things to enter it. Everytime I do this magical things happen. Thanks for the reminder.
Julia, I have been tidying too! :) Let me know what shows up!
I have a small office space (part of our utility room) but when I begin writing a play, my mind expands to the acting space I’m writing for. I’m quite a visual person and I can usually see the stage, the set, and the actors moving around.
That’s such a great way to work Fiona I love that.
Love what you’re saying about big plush spaces Lucy and being around the energy you want more of. It’s nice to be reminded to think big in this way. I swim in the sea regularly, which is a REALLY big space and when I do, I always stop for a moment, look towards the sky (or sun if it’s out) put my arms out and affirm (out loud), ‘I am open to ALL the abundance the universe has to offer’, and feel my heart opening as I say the words. It definitely blows away the cobwebs of any limited thinking and keeps me open to receive. I’m thinking I will need to find a few plush hotels to hang out in over the winter months to keep away the cobwebs, especially after this beautiful Indian summer passes.x
Oh I’m not hardy enough to swim in the sea – I like a nice heated outdoor pool :) But I do love walking at the beach. Lots of horizon to focus on…
Great insight, Lucy! If we’re going to think anyway, might as well make it big! Loved your reference to letting clutter collect in our offices. I’m going to clean and remove some things tomorrow!
I need a filing fairy! :)