In today’s episode we continue our in-depth dive into the book Being of Power by Baron Baptiste. The book offers 9 practices to ignite an empowered life. Last week we talked about the principle of “Be a Yes,” and today we are focusing on the practice of “Give it Up to Get Empty.” We talk about the excess “bricks” that we carry around, that weigh us down, and that interfere with us being our authentic selves. We identify the following bricks: fear, expectations, fault/blame, stories/interpretation, control, and goal-driven, get-it-right, be-right, do-it-perfectly-or-not-at-all attitudes. We share Baptiste’s 3 step process for dropping the bricks: awareness, acceptance, and declaration. We also explore how we make space for grace in our lives.
Note: No prior reading/knowledge of this book is required to enjoy and benefit from this episode. Similarly, you do not need to have listened to the prior episodes in this series for this episode to make sense (though we definitely recommend you listen to all of them!!!).
Do try this at home:
Do an inventory and decide “What do I need to give up…right here, right now?”
Know your bricks and practice naming them.
Instead of adding something on, see what you can give up.
Use your emotions to work backwards into your bricks:
If feeling frustrated, ask if there is an expectation brick.
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