Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #085 — I can hear them!The second I raised my hand I swear I could hear what they were thinking. And it got louder as soon as I stood up and asked my question. I had asked something about scaling my outreach and then all I could hear was what the other people in the room were thinking: "What a basic question!" and "His business is only there?" and "Is that all he's making?" and even "What the hell is he wearing?!?" I was so caught up in the narrative I was making up that I didn't even hear the answer to my question!And that is the miserable memory that surfaced when I encountered this quote by David Foster Wallace:"You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do."It's amazing to me how much time, effort, and energy I wasted getting wrapped up in what other people might be thinking about me, when, in reality, very few people were even paying attention. People are all wrapped up in their own story, their own experience, their own internal dialog. When I remember that, it's amazing how much more energy I have for the things that are really important to me. Not only am I getting more done, I'm also enjoying it all so much more fully!What will you do with all that extra energy?

Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, September 23, 2019

Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #085 — I can hear them!

The second I raised my hand I swear I could hear what they were thinking. And it got louder as soon as I stood up and asked my question. I had asked something about scaling my outreach and then all I could hear was what the other people in the room were thinking: “What a basic question!” and “His business is only there?” and “Is that all he’s making?” and even “What the hell is he wearing?!?” I was so caught up in the narrative I was making up that I didn’t even hear the answer to my question!

And that is the miserable memory that surfaced when I encountered this quote by David Foster Wallace:

“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”

It’s amazing to me how much time, effort, and energy I wasted getting wrapped up in what other people might be thinking about me, when, in reality, very few people were even paying attention. People are all wrapped up in their own story, their own experience, their own internal dialog. When I remember that, it’s amazing how much more energy I have for the things that are really important to me. Not only am I getting more done, I’m also enjoying it all so much more fully!

What will you do with all that extra energy?

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