Last week I didn’t post a blog because I didn’t have anything to say.  Not just through this written platform, but to anyone about anything.  I just wanted to be silent.  I felt recovery was necessary and silence was the antidote.

During my week of silence, a business relationship changed.  My normal reaction would have been to share my disappointment and challenges with what was happening. Instead, I remained silent.  I was upset, but I accepted their decision by LISTENING.  Instead of speaking from my frustration, I listened from my place of strength.  The truth was, this was the best outcome for both of us.  My ego wanted to speak, and speak loudly.  It was through my silence that my true power was displayed.

My silence empowered me to Reflect, Analyze, and Enjoy this roller coaster ride called LIFE.  What I learned from these three (3) things, strengthened my character and matured me as a business woman.

  1. Reflect – I received clarity in my silence

Through my silence, I gained clarity about several growth opportunities I need to accomplish in my business.   I was able to honestly assess this year, personally and professionally.  I identified areas of growth, celebrated goals I’ve accomplished, and released things that are no longer relevant in my life.

  1. Analyze – Truth was released in my silence

I was about to make a huge mistake.  This would have cost me a great business relationship and friendship.  Instead of speaking what I was thinking, I remained silent for four (4) days which allowed me to accept my truth.  What I wanted to say they weren’t DOING was more about what I NEEDED to do.  By remaining silent, I gave myself time to think about my own truth and I grew as a business woman.

  1. Enjoy – My understanding was sharpened in my silence

Being silent allowed me to focus on the great things going on in my life RIGHT NOW.  There are plenty of challenges, disappointments, and obstacles we talk about daily.  This week of silence stopped the conversation around what NEEDS TO BE DONE and allowed me to ENJOY the blessings I am experiencing RIGHT NOW.   

I challenge you to go on a talking “fast”.  You don’t have to be completely quiet, but eliminate all talking, beyond what’s absolutely necessary.

I would love to hear your stories of when silence has benefited you and/or kept you from making a major mistake.  Please share your comments below.


About the Author  

Sheri Riley

Sheri Riley
Empowerment Speaker, Life Strategist, Author

I am a wife, mother, daughter, and entrepreneur and we all know this is not easy, but I’ve discovered how to make it simple. As an Empowerment Speaker and Life Strategist, I work with busy individuals, like us, on how to and make choices that lead to more peace, less stress, and better clarity. My book, Exponential LivingStop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are (Penguin Random House) provides practical tools and serves as the guide to help high achievers to integrate our personal desires into our life without detriment to our professional achievement. It is available now for pre-order on ExponentialLiving.com and on sale February 7, 2017.

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