Be lit from within. Remind yourself that you aren’t asking people to help you. Helping implies inequality and that’s not what this is about. This is about inviting someone to partner with you, to take a stand with you, to work side by side with you. Remind yourself why you were called to do this work and ask people to join you there. When we are in conversation with each other, only seven percent of what we take in is words. So let your inner radiance shine.
As you leave every meeting, use this technique created by one of the pioneers of integrated medicine, Dr. Rachel Remen: the SIM test. Ask yourself what Surprised you, what Inspired you, what Moved you. If you can’t answer those simple questions – then you weren’t listening. You were selling. And you missed something, I can promise you, very important.