Hi, love. Thank you so much for stopping by. Are you struggling with leadership? Do you know that you can unlock the good leadership in you?
Let’s face it — leadership is very challenging, and many people are still struggling with healthy leadership even after years in a leadership role. If you’re one of them, or you want to enhance your leadership skills, then this episode is perfect for you.
Being a leader is not an easy task. It takes skills, patience, and more than anything else, self-reflection and balancing your energy centers. Learning about the chakras and how they affect your life may help you to become a better leader, allowing you to lead with more confidence. It will also enable you to set an empowering tone for those around you. Every journey towards good leadership starts with self-reflection.
Love, this episode is so special because this time, I’m the guest of Brendon Burchard’s GrowthDay personal growth platform. Brendon is a 3-time New York Times bestselling author and a highly respected performance coach and personal development trainer with more than 10 million followers across his brands. He’s also a podcast host, and this episode is available to GrowthDay premium subscribers, but I’m so happy that Brendon let me share our conversation here at the Get Loved Up podcast.
Improved Leadership Throughs Self-Reflection and Balancing the Energy Centers
To excel in leadership, it is important for a leader to be in balance and in tune with the energy centers of the body. These energy centers, sometimes called chakras, correspond with different aspects of your personality or lifestyle. By balancing these energies, you can achieve greater levels of wellbeing, as well as increased success professionally and personally.
Through my studies, I’ve come to understand that our bodies communicate with us through these energy centers. Also, not only have I learned how to listen to this beautiful way our bodies communicate with us at all times, but I’ve also been able to teach others how to self-reflect on what the body is telling us so we can improve ourselves and become better leaders.
You have to make sure that these chakras are balanced so they can work together as a whole system. For example, if someone has an imbalance between the sacral and solar plexus chakras, then they may have difficulty with self-esteem or power issues. It’s important for us to take care of ourselves first before taking on leadership roles because it will be harder for us to lead others when our own energy is not properly aligned! So, let’s dive deeper into these energy centers — the seven major chakras that represent the key points in the body.
The 7 Major Chakras:
- Root Chakra
- Sacral Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra
- Heart Chakra
- Throat Chakra
- Third Eye Chakra
- Crown Chakra
The 7 major chakras are the energy centers of your body. You have a physical, emotional, and spiritual core that is located in each of these points. Your root chakra is all about safety and security. The sacral chakra is about expression. The solar plexus is about your power. The heart is about giving and receiving love. The throat is about speaking the truth. The third eye, located at the center of your forehead, is about intuition, and your crown is about divine alignment. Your line of chakras starts from the base of the spine and goes all the way up. We’ll discuss each one of them in more detail.
#1 Root Chakra
The first energy center is the root chakra, which is located at the base of your spine, or the tailbone. This energy center is the foundation of our existence and connects to our ancestral lineage.
When this chakra is balanced, it will help you feel grounded and secure in your life. But when this energy center isn’t balanced, or it’s blocked, it can affect how you lead others and yourself. You may also experience negative feelings such as anger, frustration, or fear. Also, if you are out of focus and you’re doing negative self-talk, your root chakra could be blocked and may require an alignment.
There are things you can do to balance your root chakra. One of them is to clean and organize the house. Is your house messy and untidy? Maybe it’s time to organize things by cleaning the house and decluttering. It’s not about perfection. Instead, it’s about making progress and creating balance.
Another way to balance your root chakra is to spend time in a healthy environment. So whether that’s going outside, taking a short trip or a staycation, or arranging a house swap with a neighbor or a friend in another place, these things can help your root chakra because they really challenge you to feel safe even in another environment that is not your own.
#2 Sacral Chakra
The second one is called the sacral chakra, which is located around the navel and represents all aspects related to sexuality, passion, creativity, pleasure, and expression.
Do you have a place in your life where you don’t feel fully expressed? Or maybe you have a secret and it’s something that you’d really like to do, but you feel like if you do it, you’ll be laughed at or ridiculed? These feelings have to do with the sacral chakra, and if you’ve been a part of any type of abuse, sometimes that can affect your expression, as well.
The sacral chakra is the second of seven energy centers in the body. It is associated with our sense of personal power. The sacral chakra becomes depleted when we are feeling powerless or too responsible for everything that happens to us. This can lead to feelings of victimization and anger which may manifest as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors if left unchecked. Balancing this energy center will improve leadership skills by creating a healthier environment for both ourselves and others around us.
To balance your sacral chakra, you need to stop taking responsibility for other people’s problems, take ownership over what you want from life, and do things you are passionate about.
#3 Solar Plexus Chakra
The third one is called the solar plexus, located at the rib cage. This energy deals with power, confidence, and self-respect. The solar plexus is the energy center that is directly aligned with leadership.
Are you able to laugh easily in different circumstances? Or are there hesitations to laugh out loud? I remember the time when my self-confidence was low — I was afraid to laugh because I didn’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. And do you know how I fez? — I feel like I can’t be myself when I’m afraid to laugh. Experiences like this are signs that there is an imbalance within the solar plexus, resulting in the feeling like you can’t truly be yourself.
On the other hand, if you feel like you’re in the right career, you have healthy boundaries, you do things to completion, and you can laugh and feel confident in different situations, then there is balance in the solar plexus, and you are going to be a great leader.
#4 Heart Chakra
The fourth one is known as the heart chakra, which is located at the chest, where love resides. This center helps us connect both physically and emotionally with others, so this is about giving and receiving love.
The heart chakra is often thought of as the most important energy center in our body. It is also called an emotional and spiritual powerhouse that controls how we feel emotionally, what we think, and how much love we give to others.
When a person’s heart chakra isn’t functioning properly, they may experience a variety of symptoms such as feeling empty or lonely, being unkind to themselves or others, difficulty with decision-making, and lack of motivation or willpower. To balance the heart chakra, spread love and practice gratitude, kindness, and positive affirmations.
#5 Throat Chakra
The fifth chakra is the throat, where communication, self-expression, and our creative energies are governed. This chakra deals with issues such as speaking up for yourself or being able to let go of those things that don’t serve you anymore. All our thoughts and internal dialogue go through the throat chakra, which means that it directly impacts how we think about ourselves and others.
The throat chakra also controls how we communicate with others, such as our choices for words and the way we speak. To be an effective leader, you need to communicate effectively, and balancing the throat chakra significantly affects our communication skills.
#6 Third Eye Chakra
The sixth chakra is the third eye, which is at the center of your forehead. The third eye chakra is the center of intuition, wisdom, and insight. This chakra regulates what comes into your mind from various sources, including people, places, thoughts, and emotions.
When this chakra becomes imbalanced or blocked, there can be a disconnection from reality because you cannot see things clearly. You will also feel nervous, anxious, and stressed. To balance the third eye chakra, practice meditation, guided visualization, yoga, positive affirmations, journaling or having a dream book, and observing a healthy diet.
#7 Crown Chakra
The seventh chakra is above the head and is known as the crown chakra, the energy center of the divine alignment that stimulates our spiritual awareness. This chakra is all about divine guidance and channeling good energy from higher realms into this world.
Do you regularly meditate or make time for self-reflection? It’s essential to make time for self-reflection because it enhances your spirituality. Religion and spirituality are two different things. Spirituality is knowing that there is energy that governs the world, and there is energy in our body that makes everything flow. So, by tapping on this energy center through meditation and relaxation techniques, you are creating balance in the crown chakra.
The crown chakra governs who we are and what we believe to be true about ourselves. When you feel like your life has lost meaning or that there is no more hope for a better future, your crown chakra may need balancing.
To balance your crown chakra, practice meditation or relaxation daily, even if it’s only for a couple of minutes. This can already help quiet the mind and make the connection to your spirituality more accessible.
Let Go of Your Fears and Become a Good Leader
Love, I hope that you find this episode helpful. Taking time for self-reflection every day can provide balance and harmony in your energy centers or chakras. This also helps improve your leadership skills.
If you want to go even deeper, check out Brendon’s GrowthDay app. He’s got plenty of life-changing courses that many of his customers call “The Netflix of personal development.” He’s offering a 14-day trial to give you an experience of what it feels like inside his powerful personal development platform, so check it out and sign-up for free.
To conclude our conversation, Brendon asked me for my parting words:
“My parting message is that I love you all. When it comes to leadership, daily self-reflection makes the most powerful leader. So when we’re able to look at ourselves daily and go through our energy centers, we ask ourselves: Are we divinely aligned? Are we following our intuition? Are we speaking our truth? Are we opening our hearts to give and receive love? Are we standing in our power? Are we fully expressing ourselves? And do we feel safe and secure? When we’re checking in on these questions every single day, we become a phenomenal leader.” – Koya Webb
Let me know how this episode made an impact on you. You can tag Brendon Burchard, @brendonburchard, and me, @koyawebb, on Instagram and let me know how it went. Thank you so much for joining me today. Don’t forget to love yourself, love others, and love the world.
Until next time,