Who's Your Boss?
I have this theory that we each have dozens of little bosses in our everyday lives.
Bosses like the same types of bosses you have at work.
Bosses that tell you what to do, make you feel a certain way, give you a certain attitude, and encourage specific behaviors.
Your bosses in your life are things like what you listen to, what you read, what you see, what you eat, the routines you have and actions you take daily. Each of those things is the boss of you in some way. Each of those things, in a way, tells you what to do, how to behave, and each one gives way to certain attitudes and moods.
If you read the news and listen to political debates on talk radio, isn’t your mood going to be different than if you read a light-hearted story and listened to an emotional, motivating speech?
If you eat a grease-dripping burger with a side of way-too-delicious garlic fries, aren’t you going to feel different than if you ate a fresh, crisp poke bowl with a splash of lemonade?
And if your routine is to mindlessly be carried from home to work to home again, don’t you think you’d feel differently if it were, instead, to actively and happily be engaged in each process of going and being throughout your day?
What you read, what you eat, what you do: those things are the bosses of you.
And here’s the thing: you get to pick your boss!
You get to choose what you want to be in charge of you. You get to choose what influences you, encourages you, and tells you what, who & how to be.
If you’re not seeing the results you want from your life, if you're not performing the way you want to be performing, look what’s bossing you around.