Do you ever get those days when it just all feels pointless?

Who am I kidding, of course you do. We are human and expect things to happen in the right order at the right time for us. And life just ain’t that way.

Yet, in looking the precursor to this dip, it appeared there was something in my control. I had been with people who do not understand me or help me to replenish my soul. They put me on a downer, that continued to spiral into this pit of despair. The only thing preventing me from spiraling too far was a backup plan…

I had a couple of calls with some awesome collaborators scheduled for the afternoon. I had to peel myself from the sofa, ruffle my hair and change out of the comfy sweat pants and hoody in an effort to make myself presentable on video. This was not about me, it was about them and showing up for them to be a part of their conversation.

And it turns out, this energy exchange can work in not so mysterious ways.

After those calls I was energised, enthused and I had a couple of actionable plans I could implement. It was through the conversation, thrashing and brainstorming of each other’s frustrations and obstacles, that I was able to emerge the other side of that temporary dip and get back on track.

Depletive conversations do exactly that – they take. And the more you give, the more they take.

It’s the equitable exchanges that make us people of contribution. Where we help one another and we all walk away much happier.

Now it’s your turn to tell me… here

I invite you to keep track of your conversations over the next week.

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