Research has confirmed that individuals are perceived as “positive energizers” or “negative energizers”.
“Positive energisers create and support vitality in others. They uplift and boost people. Interacting with positive energisers leaves others feeling lively and motivated. They build energy in people.”
And their approach, makes a huge difference in their performance, relationships, well-being and lives, and the work and lives others. Energizers are great leaders.
“They encourage ideas and creation of answers so that they’re not getting stuck into ruts with problems and issues. They make things happen because of the richness of the relationships they have that increase the discretionary effort those around them put in. They know enough about what’s going on around them that if they don’t know the answer, they can direct people to the right place. They help calm situations where tensions may be fraying and possible friction exists.” Sukh Pabial
Who does that for you? Is their someone at work? In your family? Your friends?
Where do you fall on the positive energizing spectrum; how often do you share positive energy?
Where do you want to be on the spectrum?
The good news is anyone can learn to be a positive energizer. It’s not a personality trait. It doesn’t matter if you are extroverted or introverted. It’s not about being outgoing. It’s about how you act and interact with people.
Quick tips for positively energizing your life. They’re free and easy:
- Smile more.
- Give credit to others.
- Let co-workers, staff, and family know you appreciate what they do.
- Respond more often with “Hmm. I don’t know. What do you think?”
- Create a culture of caring and kindness – lead the way!
Don’t limit yourself, your team, your family, or your life. Energize them!