For quite some time, I’ve used the statement “create a business + life that turns you on from the boardroom to the bedroom” as a headline or subtitle on my website and social media descriptions. However, in this day and age of political correctness, I’ve wondered if this statement may be considered offensive to some. I wanted to explore this idea with you all.
What Does it Mean?
First, let’s dive into what being “turned on” means. To me, being turned on in business means being engaged, happy, productive, and contributing to building a business as a great leader, regardless of the “title” assigned to you. It can also mean being awake, present, and loving every minute of the day, appreciating the small things in life, and feeling gratitude for what you have. It has nothing to do with sex.
Being “turned on” in the bedroom involves the obvious, experiencing intimacy and passion with your partner. It’s an area where it’s even more important to talk to each other about what works and what doesn’t. In my years of coaching and advising, I’ve found that many are missing the connection that intimacy brings and don’t talk about it, and when that’s the case, the frustration spills over into other areas of life.
Why it’s important
Life flows when you’re having fun, meeting great people, and attracting opportunities; you’re present and enjoying every minute. I’m sure you’ve been in that flow state when you have peace of mind, feeling joyful and loving, and creating a reality that continually “turns you on,” you live life to the fullest and make the most of every moment.
On the other hand, living a life that turns you off can lead to feelings of boredom, dissatisfaction, and unhappiness. Look at the engagement statistics of the workforce, and you’ll find that many are unhappy or unengaged in their workplace. How much does that impact the productivity, revenue, fun factor, and ultimately cost your business?
The Key to a Fulfilling Life
As with everything else in life, being turned on starts with yourself. Many are so focused on giving to others before themselves or working too hard that there’s no energy left to contribute to themselves first, let alone the people around them. I know that one too well; been there.
To live a fulfilling life, you must prioritize your needs and desires first. What actions are you taking to care for your physical, mental, and emotional health, and do things that make you happy?
Awakening Your Inner Greatness
Discovering and embracing your greatness is at the heart of being turned on. It means understanding, seeing, and experiencing the value you bring to others just by being yourself. When you recognize your strengths, talents, and unique qualities and share them with the world, your perspectives change, and your life transforms. You’ll be more confident, fulfilled, and passionate about life when you awaken your inner greatness.
The Impact on Your Relationships and Career
You attract positive people when you’re on and engaged, and opportunities come with less effort. You become a more effective leader, a better employee, and a more loving partner. Your enthusiasm and passion for life will inspire those around you and create a ripple effect of positivity. Turning on or choosing to distract yourself and tune out impacts your personal life, relationships, and career.
Embracing the Beauty in All Areas of Life
I encourage you to ask yourself: are you living a life that turns you on? If not, take some time to reflect on what you genuinely want, step into the vision of what it would look like for you, take steps toward that vision, and prioritize your happiness and well-being. Once you do, you’ll find that people around you will show up differently or that you will attract new people and business opportunities into your life. Remember, you deserve to live a life that turns you on and engages you! It’s about being present, living in the moment, and embracing your greatness.