Sheri Riley: The Value of Being Present
“Time and attention are the currency of the soul.” – Sheri RIley
In today’s society we are so bombarded with technology and communication that we think our presence is enough.
Just because our bodies are there doesn’t mean that we are. There’s no way that you can build a meaningful relationship if you’re trying to do a conference call, while trying to snap chat, post on Instagram and make the actual people in the room just props.
We need to take the time to step away from everything and engage in the people we are with.
Take the time to focus on them. Learn about their feelings, and what they want. Don’t be afraid to ask what you can do for them. That simple communication can make the world of difference.
Without these relationships we can’t feel fulfilled, so make them count.
On this episode we are joined by Sheri RIley. Sheri is the author of the award winning book, Exponential Living.
Download this episode today to hear deep insights about how you can start making yourself feel complete.
“I never end a meeting without saying ‘How can I be of service to you?’” – Sheri RIley
The Cliff Notes:
Many people have great external lives but still feel empty.
Most people spend 100% of their time on 10% of who they are.
Learned to live 100% of who you are.
So many people set big goals, and don’t realize when they hit them.
When you set your goals, make sure you are achieving the real element of success.
There’s a value in presence, not just being present.
We’re so afraid of really focusing in because we wonder what we will miss.
Relationships have dwindled down to we can mark it off that we met.
In existing relationships, hone in on what the other person wants.
People don’t have a problem with giving, just don’t be a taker.
We confuse work with value.
Work drains you, but maximizing elevates and energizes you.
When you’re always working, opportunities pass you by.
Don’t work just to check things off the list.
You have to filter other people’s opinions when they don’t know your vision.
It’s easy to get caught up in what other people are doing.
Comparison will steal your joy.
Happy is a choice, joy is a lifestyle.
Money comes and goes, know what really matters.
“Relationships are not about being equal, it’s about being reciprocal.” – Sheri RIley
Show Notes: PatriceWashington.com/listen
Links: Exponential Living