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We've probably all fallen prey to going the quick-and-dirty route to re-charging ourselves: caffeine, sugar, Red Bull or other energy drinks...While we may enjoy a brief surge of apparent energy, the crash tends to be ugly.


Fortunately, there are non-chemical energy boosters you can use to rev yourself up when you're slowing down.


One of them is physical activity.  Unfortunately, I'd be lying through my teeth if I claimed that aerobic exercise is something I rely on to keep my energy high.  I have to admit that I'm much more likely to turn to mental exercise for a boost.


If it turns out that you have some similar slug-like tendencies, you'll appreciate the following ideas for getting a second wind without breaking a sweat.

Tip of the Week
Stop "should"ing on yourself.

This is a wonderfully effective way to recover lost energy.

When you keep insisting you should do this or that, you're basically beating yourself up for not having already completed a task.  That's a huge energy robber; it's hard to feel excited about moving forward if you're busy calling yourself some sort of loser.
Rather than should on yourself, experiment with using the word "could", instead.  Just this simple change  puts you in a position of power and choice - and that's better than a chemical boost any day.
A Really Good Resource

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Music is a powerful way to gear back up. Sometimes I go for head-banging rock, sometimes a song by Garth Brooks.  It just depends on my mood.
However, one piece of music I listen to every single day is a song called Praan.  If you've ever enjoyed the YouTube video called, "Where the hell is Matt?", you know the one I'm talking about.
Composed by Garry Schyman, this song never fails to uplift me and make me feel expansive and powerful.  Buying the MP3 of it was the best $0.99 I ever spent.
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KickButt Sales Training


Sometimes the best way to re-charge is to slow down.  My friend, Pat Schuler of KickButt Sales Training, is a case in point.


As might be expected of a company's Chief Butt Kicker, Pat's used to working in over-drive.  However, over the last couple of years, she's discovered that she's actually more productive, more creative, and less stressed if she intentionally paces herself and lets go of the adrenaline rush of overly crowded schedules.

Thanks to my friend Flickr.


Here are this week's heroes who graciously allowed me to use their images, posted in the Creative Commons area of Flickr, in this issue of Networking Nuggets
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When you're responsible for creating results in your business, your energy is a precious resource that must be managed wisely.  As you settle into this new year, consider ways to improve the care and feeding of the most critical business resource of all: yourself.

Wishing you mega amounts of energy for both work and play...

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