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Should I Quit My Job? with Carol Vincie

Brand Builders TV Should I Quit My Job Carol Vincie

Welcome to this, instalment number two in this article series all about answering questions surrounding moving from a job or career to starting your own business. In her first article, Should I Change Careers? with Carol Vincie, the A Game Accelerator talked to us about Mission Impossible, The Sandwich Generation, the strengths of ADD and so much more.

If you haven’t read article number one, I recommend you do so now, using the link above.

And if you prefer to listen to Carol deliver this information, you may do that below, in Using Your Core Strengths to Stay in Your A Game. Or, just keep on reading!

Now, after a quick visit with Carol’s accomplishments, let’s get on with deciding if you should quit your job and pursue the business of your dreams.

More About Carol Vincie

Who specializes in unique solutions to challenges faced by her clients? And who brings her experience in venture capitalism, entrepreneurship and the corporate world to the sage advice she offers her clients?

That’s Carol Vincie, founder of Productivity Tools and Insights, author, speaker and key player in the venture capital field during the 90s’ Dot-Com madness.

Carol brings a rich library of knowledge concerning hiring, investment-seeking, business strategy, and turnover mitigation. Everything from your first hire, to franchising and filling that CFO position…she’s got you covered.

And on that note, let’s learn it, model it and get shit done!

Are You Wondering, "Should I Quit My Job?"

There are three aspects involved with reaching a decision between staying in a job you don’t like and moving on to launch your own business.

  • What are your basic talents?
  • How do you manage time?
  • What critical tasks will lead you to success and the ability to have an income stream before you resign from your current position?

The focus here will be on What Are Your Talents?

People have said me, “Carol, I have no idea what my talents are. How do I go about understanding what those skills are?”

To find the answers to that question, find a piece of paper and draw a vertical line down the middle. On the left side, write what you love. On the right side, write what you hate.

This applies to your business environment, if you’re a household manager, if you’re working in the community…there are things you’ll be attracted to in that position.

Brand Builders TV Should I Quit My Job Carol Vincie


I want you to write down three things about what you’re doing right in this moment. Think about what you love about it.

My List

While you’re thinking about that, I’ll share with you a few things I wrote down when this was presented to me years ago. At the time, I was transitioning from my corporate job to starting my own business.

Autonomy

For me, this was (and still is) critical. I want people to give me a task, provide me with the deadline and then get the hell out of the way. I want them to know that I’m smart enough to ask for help when I need it, but leave me to my own devices to get it done.

Challenge

I want to learn something, and I want to be able to solve a difficult problem. This may not be something you aspire to, but that’s me. I’m a risk taker. I’m willing to crawl out onto a limb and hope it doesn’t break while I try to figure out a solution. Risk does not bother me, but you may be very risk-adverse.

That’s the positive side. Now the other side of that page will include the things you hate about your current position. Here's one of mine.

Detail

I will do it once, but then boring, repetitive activities are of no interest to me.

The Same Exercise, in Five Different Roles

I’d like you to take that time to go through that exercise for five different roles. It could be all business roles, it could be a combination of business and family responsibilities. Both the loves and the hates.

When I introduce myself as playing in the venture capital arena, the reason I use the word playing is that even though the schedule was grueling. I hired 41 people in 90 calendar days. I’m not a recruiter, but that’s the role I had to take on to build a company that was strong enough to attract investors. And I did, in fact, find a $15M investor for that company.

Like I said, it was grueling. I was in the office by 7 a.m. and barely back to my hotel room by 11 p.m. each night—but I loved every minute of it. It didn’t feel like work. It was incredibly satisfying. There was a lot of risk, it was fast-paced…and that fit my definition of a great opportunity.

This is only the beginning of your talent assessment. I use a series of web-based assessment tools that will provide you with a much better description, including a narrative. I’ll share this example:

One of my clients, who’s a sales rep, took the assessment and it was pointed out that he had poor detail skills. He resisted. He said, “Oh no, that’s not me.” I’m not going to argue with him, but I was a sales rep for a good part of my corporate career and I know we’re intrinsically terrible with detail. But again, I wasn’t going to argue.

I gave him the hard copy of his report. He went on his way and called me a few weeks later. He said, “I reread the report and realized that when I submit my expense accounts they get rejected three to four times.” 

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This meant the American Express bill showed up long before he received reimbursement for his business expenses.

He said, “I made a small change. I took twenty minutes at the end of every day to log my expenses for that day.” He continued, “I just got a check back, after submitting the form only once. It was not rejected, and I now have the money to pay my American Express bill.”

That sales rep thanked me for the assessment. He made one small change, and that resulted in one huge difference.

The Search for Balance, with Focus on Your "Hates"

There’s another part of this exercise I’m asking you to complete. There is someone out there who’s going to see the “hate” side of that list and say, “That would be the perfect job for me!”

As you build your business, you’ll want people in your organization who love doing what you can’t stand to do, but who are essential to the business. A great example of this is Barbara Corcoran’s story, which can be found in Hiring an Assistant and Other Outsourcing Wisdom.

As you grow your business, I want you to be able to find people who will fill the gaps that you’re not prepared for, not interested in…or have avoided. That avoidance may have crimped your ability to grow.

Still Wondering, "Should I Quit My Job?"

What did you think of Carol’s take on the question of “Should I quit my job?”? Has it caused you to view your strengths (and others’ strengths) in a different light? I hope so, because that’s the precursor to growth…as well as the strength to grow.

As you think about change, moving forward and growth, don’t forget about all the resources available to you in the Brand Builders Club. You can join without obligation, cancel at any time…but that rarely happens because it’s so rich with wisdom, support and accountability. In fact, you can join a Thinkubator at any time to get a taste for what you’ll experience there. Don’t be shy!

Should I Change Careers? with Carol Vincie

Brand Builders TV Should I Change Careers Carol Vincie

Hello and welcome to yet another fascinating article series from Brand Builders TV and the Brand Builders Club. These short, yet valuable, articles are taken directly from BBTV episodes and delivered to you in the guests’ own words.

n this particular series, Carol Vincie is putting you on a path that gets you totally focussed on your core strengths. You’ll be taken through a guided exercise you can do yourself, with your team and your family to ensure you’re staying in true alignment with who you are.

Carol is known as the A Game Accelerator, supporting business owners like you in operating productively, increasing performance and growing profit.

If you’d rather watch and listen as Carol delivers her Brand Builders TV episode, you’re welcomed to do that right here, in Using Your Core Strengths to Stay in You’re a Game. Otherwise, just keep on reading for instalment number one!

Meet Carol Vincie

Carol Vincie is founder of Productivity Tools and Insights, speaker, author and player in the venture capital arena during the Dot-Com craze of the 90s. She very specifically uses the term “play” when referring to her venture capitalism—and you’ll discover why as we move through this article series.

Carol has established a stellar reputation for herself by devising unique solutions to the challenges faced by her clients. Her experience lies in corporate, entrepreneurial and venture capitalism.

Carol has specialized in start-ups seeking outside investments. She demonstrates superior listening skills, for guiding strategy and uncovering reasons for high turnover. She advises during the hiring of employee number one all the way through franchise operations and filling CFO positions in NASDAQ-listed organizations.

Now, let’s not waste one more moment. It’s time for Carol to answer your question, “Should I change careers?” in her own words.

Are You Wondering, “Should I Change Careers?”

Many of us have discovered the need to find a different role in today’s chaotic environment.

Remember the Mission Impossible movies? They had the ability to combine nerve-shattering and exhilarating experiences.


Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to uncover the gifts, talents—and maybe even a little magic—that you (and you alone) possess, to change the world.

Brand Builders TV Should I Change Careers Carol Vincie

I mentioned the term “nerve-shattering” because you’re standing on a precipice and you might feel frightened about leaving the security of your existing environment. I’m here to help with that process.

You might say, “That’s truly mission impossible.” “I’m the primary bread winner for my household.” “They depend on my regular paycheck.” “I don’t have the education, skill or time to take on anything else.” “I’m taking care of my family.” “I’m too busy.”

Maybe you’ve heard about The Sandwich Generation.

“My children or significant other will not tolerate a change in our relationship.” “He leaves his clothes all over the house and assumes I’ll pick up after him.” “She demands an unlimited spending budget.” If any of these things sound familiar, make a note as we move through this process.

The Mission Impossible Project

You may ask, “Why is Carol willing to take on The Mission Impossible Project, to uncover my passion and help me discover what I’m here to accomplish?”

Brand Builders TV Should I Change Careers Carol Vincie


I want to accelerate your process. My own discovery took a very long time. I want you to be able to make a contribution and have a significant impact as quickly as possible.

Let me share a little bit about my journey. I am dyslexic, and when I was in school, very little was known about it. My parents were not prepared to admit that they had a defective child.

When words are a challenge, reading is not your favorite activity. As a matter of fact, I avoided it at all costs. I thought I was the only one in the world who suffered with this challenge.

When I went through a job assessment, the top profession recommended for me was trial attorney. If you know me well, you know that my decisive, direct and aggressive behavior is a good fit for that—except my poor reading skills eliminated that option.

In school, mathematics and music were easy choices for me, because I didn’t have to deal with those confusing, frightening letters. When I entered the job market, the computer field was just beginning to explode. There were limited opportunities for women, but programming presented some of the same dyslexic challenges I had encountered in other areas.

I discovered my magic when I came upon project design. I could work across industries. I worked in the brokerage industry on Wall Street, the healthcare industry for a project with Blue Cross Blue Shield in Chicago, with claims processing, retail for Sears when they had 860 stores, and distributed computing when that became the burgeoning technology in the late 80s.

All of these positions used the same core skills.

My Attention Deficit Disorder

Along that journey, I also realized I had another challenge. I have ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder. That doesn’t necessarily show up in school for females, since women don’t typically exhibit the hyperactivity associated with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Boys show more of the hyperactivity and can be very disruptive in class—so that’s where the teacher is focused.

Women tend to be shy daydreamers. We sit quietly in the classroom. We’re not disruptive, and the teachers are glad to have us there—but they also tend to pass over what else might be going on.

The strengths that come with ADD and ADHD aren’t often highlighted. Some of those strengths are:

Hyper-Focus

I wrote the first draft of my first book in three weeks. The mail didn’t get opened, but I had a draft.

High Energy

Some of my colleagues referred to me as The Energizer Bunny, because I am always going, always coming up with new ideas and ventures.

Tenacity

I do not give up. I am a risk-taker, sometimes to my own detriment.

Leadership

If you know anyone with ADD or ADHD, you have undoubtedly witnessed their inborn leadership capabilities.

Why I'm Interested in Your Journey

I’m sharing this because I wanted to give you a little bit of background. I want you to understand that even if you’re saying, “I don’t have the education, skill or time…” know that they’re not barriers. We each have something that is truly a gift that we alone possess—that we can implement to make an impact on the world. And that’s what I’m trying to help you accomplish.

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Still Wondering, "Should I Change Careers?"

Thank you, Carol.

Has she changed the way you view your strengths? Have you been focussing on your weaknesses, to the detriment of your strengths?

Carol has a unique gift for affecting the way you view what you have to offer—as well as how you round out your team. Learn more about that and answer more questions in Should I Quit my Job? with Carol Vincie.

If you’re enjoying the wisdom shared by our Brand Builders Club members, then I encourage you to subscribe to the Brand Builders TV YouTube channel, where you’ll find a massive library of episodes dedicated to helping you discover and grow both personally and professionally. Additionally, Like and Follow the Brand Builders TV Facebook page for updates about new episodes and fascinating conversation!

The Stages of Grief and an Exercise, with Philippa Bennett

Brand Builders TV Stages of Grief Philippa Bennett

Welcome! You have landed on article three in a series of articles about moving up the emotional scale. In this, the final instalment, Philippa Bennett is talking about the stages of grief—but she’s not stopping there. She’s also giving us a valuable exercise that can be used to rise up from any negative emotion involving others.

If you missed parts one and two, I highly suggest you read them at Setting Intentions and The Emotional Scale. They lay the foundation for what’s being presented here.

As with all Brand Builders TV article series, this one has been taken from a Brand Builders TV episode. If you prefer to watch, listen and learn, simply hit play on the video below (From Grief to Gratitude Part 2, How to Move up the Emotional Scale). Apart from that, just keep on reading!

Get to know Philippa Bennett

Whenever someone mentions a life and mindfulness coach who uses heavy metal music to increase confidence and joy, your mind should turn to Philippa Bennett. Through her platform, The Mindfulness Moshpit, Philippa is working with people to increase motivation, turn pain into positivity and find happiness.

Brand Builders TV Stages of Grief Philippa Bennett

Now, let’s read what she has to say about the stages of grief, in her own words.

Learn it, model it and get shit done. Let’s go!

The Five Stages of Grief

Most people have heard about the five stages of grief.

1.  Denial

Denial, the first stage, is not on the emotional scale. When you first get the news, you may feel unable to comprehend what’s happened.

2.  Anger

Anger is number 17 on the emotional scale. That’s fairly low down, but not at the bottom.

3. Bargaining

This is the most vulnerable stage of grief. If you’ve lost a relationship, you might be begging and promising to change. You might think about what-ifs and wonder what you could have done differently.

After my father committed suicide, I said, “If only I’d seen the signs. If only I’d done something or said something.” This is a very tough stage, but it’s important to know that you have no control over anyone else’s life or emotions.

4.  Depression

This one is at the bottom of the emotional scale. You may be surprised to learn that as you move through the stages of grief, you’re moving down the emotional scale. You might expect that time heals and you’d move up. But that’s not how it works…and actually, time doesn’t heal—but energy work does.

5.  Acceptance

I don’t think acceptance is the best word for describing the final stage of grief. I think a better word might be resignation because you believe there’s nothing more you can do. That doesn’t mean you come out of the grief process. Instead, it’s where you start to do the work to clear that grief. If you don’t do that work and move up the emotional scale, you may end up a jilted, angry person.

Past Trauma and Grief

There are four areas of life that people tend to struggle with. Those areas are Health, Relationships, Livelihood and Finance. Trouble in any of these areas could be related to past trauma or grief that’s not been dealt with. It could also be due to the fact that regular energy work is not being done.

Brand Builders TV Stages of Grief Philippa Bennett

In my first Brand Builders TV episode, I asked people to rate themselves in each area, on a scale of 1 to 10. Some people rated themselves as a 9 for health, which is really great. In the Livelihood and Finance areas, most people rated themselves about a 6, which is kind of middle-of-the-road and fairly low, really (We’d all like a bit more money, I think).

Now, if you’d like to choose an area of your life that you think could use some energetic work, please do so. Maybe it’s your financial situation. Maybe a relationship with a co-worker, spouse or parent is causing you trouble Maybe they’re not behaving in a way that you’d like them to.

Now really think about that situation and how you feel. Whose fault is it about the way you feel? Who is to blame for the way you feel about it?

Maybe you’re feeling angry or frustrated. Whose fault is that?

Is it your fault for having that feeling or not doing the energy work? Do you think it’s the other person’s fault, because they’re making you feel those negative emotions?

Just have a think about that, how you feel, and whom you blame for the way you’re feeling. If there is a negative emotion at play, we usually think there’s someone to blame (even if it’s ourselves). There’s usually a reason we think it’s happening to us.

Who’s Fault is it? An Exercise

Now for that exercise. You’ve got that person whom you think is to blame (yourself or someone else). Now sit quietly, where you know you won’t be disturbed. Take some deep breaths to settle the mind. Allow your mind to calm. Take a few more deep breaths until you feel relaxed and comfortable.

Brand Builders TV Philippa Bennett Stages of Grief


In your mind’s eye, think about someone who brings up feelings of love. It could be a friend, a pet, a celebrity…even a material object.

Mind that feeling of love for a minute. This will raise your vibration. Sit with that for a bit.

Very quickly, change the person in your mind’s eye to the person you’re blaming. And with all that love you’ve still got inside you, blast the person you’re blaming with those loving feelings. With that blamed person in your mind’s eye, say, “I forgive you.”

This can be tricky for some people. In fact, the first time you try it, you might be feeling a bit of resentment—not too positive about it. But I guarantee if you practice it on a regular basis—it might take five times, or five times a day for a month—you will start to feel a shift in energy toward this person.

Moving Through the Stages of Grief

We can’t move up the emotional scale until we feel forgiveness for the things we think people have made us feel. Because feelings, energy and emotions come from within us, not from outside us. It can be difficult to forgive, and to get over the hump where we’re saying they’re not worthy of our love and then giving them unconditional love anyway. That’s really what going to take us from the bottom of the emotional scale to the top (eventually).

Once you’ve completed that exercise, ask yourself if it has improved your feelings for the person you blame (again, yourself or someone else). Remember it can be very difficult to do, but I suggest you repeat as many times as necessary to feel love for the person you blame.

I have had trouble taking myself through this exercise, particularly in the area of past relationships that hadn’t worked out as I’d wished they would. But it really does work. When you go through that exercise, you should feel your energy moving up the emotional scale.

A Better Understanding of the Stages of Grief

Do you have a better grasp on the stages of grief? Why they’re important and how to move up the emotional scale to get through them?

This article series from Philippa Bennett will undoubtedly prove invaluable to people who are struggling to free themselves from grief and sadness. If you know someone who’s having a tough time right now, maybe forward the links to them—it could be just what they need to feel joy again.

And speaking of helping people, have you ever thought about how you could change the world, just by being the person you are right now? That’s the foundational concept of the One Drop Movement and RippleFest Quest. Click on those links now, to get an idea of how the world can be different if you stand up and contribute your One Drop.

The Emotional Scale, with Philippa Bennett

Brand Builders TV Philippa Bennett Emotional Scale

Hello, and welcome to part two in this series—all about moving up the emotional scale. In the first instalment, Setting Intentions, Philippa Bennett taught us about the difference between setting goals and setting intentions.

Setting intention is a more energetic exercise, and provides the vibrational shift necessary for moving up the emotional scale, toward Joy and Love.

Now, she’s going to show us what the emotional scale looks like, so we can have a visual to guide us on our climb.

This entire article series has been taken from the Philippa’s Brand Builders TV episode, From Grief to Gratitude Part 2, How to Move up the Emotional Scale.

You may choose to watch that entire recording here, or just skip over the video to get to article number two.

Let’s learn it, model it and get shit done!

More About Philippa Bennett

Brand Builders TV Emotional Scale Philippa Bennett

Philippa Bennett, a life and mindfulness coach, can be found working with people to increase their confidence by channeling their inner rock gods. If you’re a metal head, you’ll want to check out The Mindfulness Moshpit, where Philippa is helping people to change pain into positivity, get motivated and find happiness.

If you’re not a metal head, keep reading—because the wisdom Philippa has to share applies to every life.

No let’s hear from Philippa in her own words.


The 22 Levels on the Emotional Scale

Today, we’re talking about moving up the emotional scale. Have you heard of the emotional scale?

There are 22 items on the emotional scale. They are:

  1. Joy / Appreciation / Empowerment / Freedom / Love
  2. Passion
  3. Enthusiasm / Eagerness / Happiness
  4. Positive Expectations / Belief
  5. Optimism
  6. Hopefulness
  7. Contentment
  8. Boredom
  9. Pessimism
  10. Frustration / Irritation / Impotence
  11. Overwhelm
  12. Disappointment
  13. Doubt
  14. Worry
  15. Blame / Shame / Guilt
  16. Discouragement
  17. Anger
  18. Revenge
  19. Hatred / Rage
  20. Jealousy
  21. Insecurity / Guilt / Unworthiness
  22. Fear / Grief / Depression / Despair / Powerlessness

At the bottom of the scale, we have the really low-vibration emotions that we quite often go through in life. That could be because an event has triggered grief, or because you’re suffering from depression. Or, maybe you’re in a situation you can’t get out of and you’re experiencing feelings of despair and hopelessness.

At the top of the emotional scale is what we’re aiming for in our daily lives. For some people, that might be very difficult to feel love and appreciation. One thing to note is that it doesn’t matter if you’re at the bottom of the emotional scale, in depression, fear and grief, you can’t get up to the top just like that.

The Top of the Emotional Scale


What do Freedom and Love mean for you? Is it a feeling? Or something you associate with a specific situation?

Brand Builders TV Philippa Bennett Emotional Scale

For me, I’m an animal lover and any time I see an animal I get lovely, warm feelings of love. I can identify that chemical feeling as love. I also have that for my partner, mum, family members, a few friends…and I really get that feeling of love coming up in certain situations and with certain people. It can even happen with a pet or a celebrity.

The Bottom of the Emotional Scale

Brand Builders TV Philippa Bennett Emotional Scale


If you’re feeling down and depressed, or not feeling good about a situation, what do you do to lift your spirits or make yourself feel better?

I have never suffered from depression, but what I normally do is when I’m feeling down, I dig a hole in the garden because that’s my therapy. If I’m doing something productive, with dirt on my hands and close to nature, that uplifts me.

Even the clothing you wear can have a positive effect. Wearing the right colours and style for you can really boost your confidence and energy.

Unfortunately, a lot of people turn to food, alcohol or drugs. In fact, I did that. I tried to drink away my grief, and it didn’t help at all. That’s not a valid way to move up the emotional scale.

An Emotional-Scale Case Study

I’ve got a real-life case study about why this emotional and energy work is so important. In my last series, I talked about the concept of creating your own reality. For some people, that can be a tricky concept to wrap their head around.

The person in question had come onto the live broadcast of my first Brand Builders TV episode and made some nasty comments. It turns out that person was an ex-partner of mine. That person has since been banned from the page.

This person was still feeling the loss of our relationship. It might have seemed to anyone who didn’t know us, him or me that this event happened fairly recently. When in fact, the relationships had ended 20 years ago.

The grief associated with the loss of the relationship is still making this person very bitter and angry to the point of deciding to attack on that public platform.

This is a great example of why energy work is so important. I have to be grateful to this person for offering a live example of how important this work is. It's not something you can enter into when grief and depression are fresh. If someone is in the early stages of grief, telling them to create their own reality is not going to help them.

In Conclusion

Thank you, Philippa.

Were you aware of the Emotional Scale before reading this article? I had heard of it, but hadn’t explored it in such detail.

I hope this has given you some insight into how you can determine where you sit on the emotional scale, as well as some things you can do to start raising your vibration and your level.

Next, it’s on to the final instalment in this article series, called The Stages of Grief and an Exercise, with Philippa Bennett. In it, Philippa will review the stages of grief, talk about some things she would change about it, and then give you an exercise that will help you pull yourself up from ill feelings like jealousy, anger, depression…and of course, grief.

If you’ve been enjoying the Brand Builders TV episodes, might I suggest that you subscribe to the Brand Builders TV YouTube channel? There, you will find an extensive library of episodes recorded on a vast array of subjects by members of the Brand Builders Club. Plus, if you’d like to be part of the conversation and know about new episodes as they’re recorded, Like and Follow the Brand Builders TV Facebook page.

Hope to see you around the brand-building, ripple-making world!

Setting Intentions, with Philippa Bennett

Brand Builders TV Setting Intentions Philippa Bennett

Welcome to Brand Builders TV! Deep-dive topics, tools and resources brought to you by global thought leaders from within the Brand Builders Club. This series gives you access to the strategies you can use to move forward in every area of your life and business.

In this series, Philippa is diving deep into how to move up the emotional scale. After identifying the starting point, and how you feel about the four main areas of your life, it’s time to now learn some techniques and strategies to move up.

Grief keeps us stuck down at the low end of the scale. While we can still experience feelings of joy and happiness, if we don’t learn the strategies to move up from grief and start to transform it, they can be little more than fleeting moments before we’re dragged back down again.

All of the articles in this series have been derived from Philippa’s Brand Builders TV episode, From Grief to Gratitude Part 2, How to Move up the Emotional Scale. If you’re a digital learner, then please, view the entire episode below. Otherwise, just keep on reading!

Enjoy this series. Learn it, model it and get shit done. Let’s go!

Meet Philippa Bennett

Phillipa Bennett is curator of The Mindfulness Moshpit, where she’s helping people to find happiness, pivot pain to positivity and get motivated…all within the realm of heavy metal music. With her guidance, you can learn to channel your inner rock god to be confident in any situation.

Brand Builders TV Setting Intentions Philippa Bennett

Philippa Bennett is a life coach who’s taking an alternative look at mental health, to reach more people and to make a bigger difference.

Now, without further ado, let’s hear what Philippa has to say about setting intentions, in her own words.

About Setting Intentions

Hello again! My name is Philippa Bennett, and this is my second article series with Brand Builders Club. All of these articles are taken from my Brand Builders TV episodes.

In the first series, I talked about the questions What Is Happiness? and What Is Grief? Then we looked at four important aspects of life: Relationships, Health, Livelihood and Finance. And we had a quick look at where you are on a scale of one to ten in those areas.

Of course, there are other parts of life to look at, but those were the four we covered.

In this three-article series, we’re going to be looking at how to move up the emotional scale. Before we get into how to do that, I want to talk to you very quickly about setting intentions.

What Setting Intentions Means

You might be thinking, setting intentions is just aiming to do something—but that’s actually quite different. That’s goal setting. Goal setting looks like, Today I’m going to mow the lawn, This week I’m going to get this piece of work done or I’m going to make sure I win the lottery on Saturday. Those are goals.

Intentions are more energetic and have more to do with what you’re going to get out of a situation. Before going into any activity, especially when we’re talking about emotions and things like moving up the emotional scale, we need to set a good intention.

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For example, an intention might be, Today I choose to see the good in everything I do. Or, It’s my intention today to have good interactions with everyone I meet. If you’re going to do some energy work, it can be, My intention is to get the best out of this work or situation.

So that’s the difference between setting goals and setting intentions. Setting intentions is about what you want to get out of a situation on an emotional level.

Let's Start Setting Intentions

Thanks to Philippa, we now have a good handle on what it means to set intentions. No matter what intention you’re planning to set today, moving onto the second part of this series will help you to fulfill that.

In The Emotional Scale, Phillipa Bennett is going to introduce us to the 22 levels on the emotional scale. They go from Fear / Grief / Depression / Despair / Powerlessness at the bottom, all the way to Joy / Appreciation / Empowerment / Freedom / Love at the top. You’ll learn more about what’s in between, as well as some tips for moving up.

Setting intentions is one way to increase your energetic vibration, to move up that emotional scale. So let’s get on with setting those intentions…and to the second instalment in this series.

Have you been struggling to find people who act as good examples of positive, high-vibration energy? Do you want to raise the quality of your circle, so you can raise your personal and professional performance?

Then the Brand Builders Club is for you. So many people agree: It’s just what they needed to achieve their next level.

And you don’t even have to make a long-term commitment. You can quit at any time, with no further obligation. Learn more by clicking the link above and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I see you in the club!

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