Effective Solopreneur: Energy Management

Why Worry?Almost 20 year ago when I was going through a particularly frustrating period of my life someone gave me the Why Worry? graphic [see right].

At the time, I was going through a difficult divorce while raising a not-yet-diagnosed toddler with Asperger’s Syndrome, working full-time at a Silicon Valley company and spending a great deal of my time worrying about WHAT IFs. No doubt, all that worrying was a colossal waste of what little energy I had available.

My analytical left-brain appreciated the statistics about the pointlessness of worry. I’d read it to remind myself, but before long, I’d find myself worrying…again. Why was that happening?!? More importantly, what could I do about it?

Even though I could logically see that worry was a waste of time and energy, my creative right-brain had become quite dependent upon worrying. You see, I had trained myself (over many years) to worry… about everything. I was really good at it, too! That’s why my creative thoughts immediately went *there* time and time again.

My brain defaulted to worrying, and I was so stuck in that rut I didn’t know how to train myself to use my energy more productively. The sad truth is, most people who are addicted to worry do NOT know how to use their mind to focus consistently in more positive ways. Worrying requires incredible creative skills and use our imagination to think of the WORST possible scenarios so our mind can spin on them.

Since the Law of Attraction ensures that we attract into our experiences whatever we give our attention, you can see that worrying attracts more things to fret and worry about.

Imagine being able to retrain yourself to harness your creative energy, and use it in an empowering way!

> What would you be creating more of, as a result?

> What would you be creating a lot less of?

> How would your life and business benefit?


Is WORRY your default energy or attitude? Share below what you have done to manage your energy better…

PS: If the graphic helps you, too, just right click the image at right to download and print the PDF reminder for yourself.

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6 thoughts on “Effective Solopreneur: Energy Management

    • You are welcome, Harmony…the graphic IS a good reminder, but if you’ve trained your brain to *go there FIRST*, then it’s time to retrain it in to support you and your success! πŸ™‚

      Many blessings,

  1. Hi Nancy …

    Loved this post .. and no, not just because of the Statistics (although, I will say, they peaked my interest! πŸ˜‰

    You make a good point about many people being “addicted” to worrying. Like you said, they actually don’t know that there is any other way. It’s a behavior that they have crafted and many people begin to think that it is just part of their DNA. I had a nurse tell me that — she said “worry is just in my blood”. Matter of fact, you can take a look at one of my latest blog posts on this very topic: => http://lawofattractiondailylessons.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-stop-worrying.html

    Imagine, people thinking that “worrying” is in their blood. It’s amazing the type of beliefs we embrace, without even realizing that we are doing it and how it is affecting our future life experiences.

    But once we know that we are at choice with everything in our life, including our emotions, it is such an empowering feeling.

    Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the statistics. Love it! πŸ™‚

    Wishing you and your readers a Lovin’ Life day!
    ~ Maria

    • Maria, I can see why a statistician like you would LOVE this graphic. It’s true that if you can use your creative skills to WORRY, you can be at choice in your life to use that same creative skills to imagine what feels better!

      Saying (and giving your body the instructions) that “worry is in your blood” may have momentarily felt good for your client, but what it was creating surely was not!

      Thanks for the link to the worry article, I’m going to check that out! πŸ˜‰

      Many blessings,

  2. Nancy, this is spot on for me right now – thanks for writing it and making it available!

    I’m doing good work at visualizations, affirmations, getting really juiced up, etc. etc. The world looks rosy and positive and fun and then the worry worm sets in. There, enough said on that!

    I started to really ‘get’ exercising the other side of the brain: creativity, artistry, possibilities, etc. and then a Dooley daily update popped up in front of me: “Training your mind, Peter, is what it’s all about”. Thanks for the endorsement, Universe!

    Your post helped reinforce all of that and I’m now starting to really enjoy creating things like a child does and worrying like a child … not all all! πŸ˜‰

    Warm wishes,

    • Hey, GVU Peter! Thank you for reading my blog post. I love it when the Universe shows me it’s supporting my efforts.

      Naturally, when we first start to give our mind new (positive) ideas to spin on, it’s going to want to default back to the well-worn-(neuro-)pathway, but stick with it. One day, you’ll find yourself spontaneously thinking AND FEELING the positive thoughts! It will be so delightful, and soon you’ll see them come to pass. πŸ˜‰

      Many blessings,

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