Be quiet and listen to your little voice

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by Helen Dugdale

Nov 2015

Take time to listen to your little voice

Don't you ever feel that the world is just too noisy. When I'm working I have the radio on, I have Twitter open, Facebook open and my phone is in arms reach. And with all that going on I'll be trying to write something, work something out or create something.

Most of the time it works and I just get on with the day's to-do list without even realising.

But then there's the other days.

When music has too much guitar in it. The DJ has too much personality for the speakers. Twitter is making me realise all things that I'm not doing, but want too and Facebook is irritating the pants off me because people are filling my world with insane nonsense.

So what affect does me being overwhelmed with noise have on my business.

Well here's what I've figured out:

Your focus is pulled in seven different directions and not one of those is the job in hand. The thing that you really want to achieve and the goals that are swinging in front of your eyes like mischievious monkeys, get ignored. The little voice that sits at the pit of your stomach, that pinches you from inside when you see something or read something about what someone else doing, which you really want to do, go unnoticed.

Instead you listen to the big booming voice that's coming in from external sources, that filters into your brain and you start to listen to those messages, instead of your own. Well after this week, no more.

A close friend said he was trying to live by the phrase 'do the opposite of what you feel like doing'. Which means, if you feel like eating a chip butty in your joggers, then put on your trainers and go for a run. If you're feeling shy and don't want to make that call. Stand up, grab the phone and call them.

Being tuned in all the time to rest of the world means that you're not tuning in yourself and there is nothing more important than that.