8 Ways to Cultivate Your Inner Strength

Whether things are going well or going poorly, the stronger you are inside, the more you accomplish outside. These 8 tips will make you powerful.

Many people are aware of the need for ongoing self-improvement. But often the emphasis is placed on external factors: physical fitness, acquiring skills to make yourself a stronger leader, or executive acumen.

However, none of that will get you where you truly want to go without support from a strong inner core. Few understand this better than myself, Hi I'm Jenn Colmenares, Owner, CEO, and Co-Founder of Eden "Entrepreneurship Simplified", With a background in holistic health, bodywork, sales & marketing, and Wall Street finance, I advocate that both the physical and mental core needs regular workouts.

A Serial Entrepreneur, with 20 + years of success running companies, and is a business growth expert. I have collaborated with hundreds of businesses and organizations assisting them to start, grow or expand.

The key to building external success comes from the inside. Here are my tips to building up your inner strength.

1. Ask yourself "Why?" Then find your answer.

"I have a favorite quote from Shakespeare: 'The meaning of life is to find your gift.' When you have a purpose you do your best work, you find your deepest strength. That's when the desire for SOMETHING can transcend the desire for safety. Needing to make a difference overcomes the fear of failing." Greater focus on purpose cultivates the strength and motivation to tackle setbacks.

2. Put yourself first.

I firmly believe that actual work/life balance doesn't exist. Making your well-being your top priority will help you find the life flow that you can control and maintain. It's like filling your own well or putting on your own oxygen mask before trying to help someone else. "Strength comes from knowing you have the tools, tenacity, and tactics to handle life's challenges". "Give yourself time to build that equipment and procure the tools to direct the life you want to lead. I argue that being soul centric makes you a stronger contributor to your own goals, which ultimately provides a positive outcome for those in your sphere of influence who rely on your strength for progress."

3. Train your mental and emotional body, as well as your physical self. "Strong in life. Strong at life." Your body is stronger than you think and it WILL give you what you need when you need it IF you feed it the right mindset. That's as important as the right nutrients. A positive mindset and an even pace (consistency) will get you through even the roughest of times. My greatest successes have come when I used my inner power to make the most of the good times. And when times were rough, ultimately it was a strong inner core that got me through the worst. You can tune up your inner strength with a few key exercises, just as you would your body.

4. Decide, commit, and act.

Being strong relies on the efficient use of energy, Indecision zaps energy and promotes your failure to act, so learn to be decisive. Consider this a gift you give to yourself and others. Insecurity and indecision in an inner-strength killer. Your personality is the foundation of power. Get to know it well. Use tools to understand who you are and how you function best. Then work on getting comfortable in your own skin. The happier you are with yourself, the less the outside world can do damage, and the more you can find peace.

5. Don't let fear factor into your decision-making.

I hate to see people reject opportunities because of the fear that they can't do it or something might go wrong. "I understand the need to consider the pros and cons of our decisions, but be self-aware, too. Are you identifying risks or being just plain fearful? If fear is keeping you from the next step/adventure/challenge, then you are allowing it to defeat you. It makes you your own worst enemy, derailing your growth and development. Hanging out with the wrong people can deplete your decision-making, and others' inner weaknesses can suck the life from your inner core. Build your world with others who are strong inside. Keep company with those who celebrate you and feed positive energy into your life.

6. Embrace what scares you.

Life can be a constant struggle between what you don't think you can do (and remain in the status quo) and what you absolutely can do (progress). Strength comes from doing what you thought you couldn't do. When you swap out comfort for a challenge, change happens and the result is a better, stronger you. It is exhilarating and memorable. It's tough to feel strong inside if you are unhealthy outside. Make a strong effort to be fit and attractive. Eat well, exercise, and dress in a way that makes you feel good about yourself. Be proactive about tough decisions and you'll feel powerful.

7. De-clutter your mind.

Even as little as 10 minutes of meditation a day removes the mental junk that depletes your energy. It restores focus and clarity. "The people I know who meditate are one step ahead of others. Their minds move faster, they are mentally clear and much more decisive. They are a force to be reckoned with." Regardless of your religion, you can gain inner strength by connecting with your spiritual source. Through prayer, meditation, or simply deep thought, you can center yourself in the universe and understand your role in something bigger and worthy. Connect your core with the world around you, and greatly amplify your inner strength.

8. Become your own best friend.

I never mind spending time alone: "When I exercise or prep for a tough assignment, I feel like I am spending time with my best friend. I love the joy of watching that person make noticeable progress and, even better, breakthroughs. This time spent with my striving self is mentally nourishing and gives me the strength to do it again and again. I like that person and want to see her often." Calm, controlled perseverance, will help you achieve whatever you've set out to do.

When you are ready to "EMBRACE YOUR POWER"

I'm here to help, You will take what you learn with me and be ready to be able to ROCK your LIFE and career without losing your mind, energy, or money, any longer, sound good?

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