Taking Your Authentic Self Abroad

I was in Belgium and it was my first time in Europe. Here I was, making my way up the escalator to a room full of women waiting to hear my keynote address. It was amazing to think I was halfway across the world to address a group of high-powered professional women from not just a different country, but a different continent. Suddenly, I was filled with doubt. What if what I had to say wasn’t “enough?” In the U.S., I was known as an experienced speaker who has garnered an impressive number of awards for my communications work, but here…?  Surely I couldn’t be doubting myself now!

Then I took a deep breath and decided to just put my secret weapon to work…you know, the one that both you and I have at the ready in moments of doubt. Our authentic self.

Back in the U.S., people usually embrace me or write me off for my optimism, enthusiasm and ability to turn my dreams into reality. Those who embrace me become my friends and colleagues and together we share wonderful adventures and opportunities. Those who do not usually part ways with me.

Years ago, I was given the advice by someone that I should keep all my enthusiasm and passion tucked away so that I could be all things to all people. The whole idea seemed incredibly ingenuous. Why couldn’t I be myself and show my passion for what I did? Then, a trusted mentor of mine confirmed my feelings and told me not to change a thing. I was who I was and that made me unique. Letting my passion show let people know I cared and people needed to know that. If they didn’t like it, I probably wouldn’t do well working with them.

So there, for that international audience, I took those words to heart.  I was my vibrant, upbeat, driven, authentic self, set on motivating others in the audience like me to take a chance on their dreams and to never say die.

The international experience was incredible and because of it, I came to some unique conclusions.

Authenticity is Fashionable All Over the World.

In Belgium, on that day, I felt embraced. I wore my authentic self well and my audience approved. I’m convinced that you can never go wrong being your authentic self whether you’re in America, Europe or the North Pole.

Inspiration and Vulnerability Transcends Barriers.

The plain truth is that we are more alike than we are different. No matter where we are from we look for inspiration and we respond to the vulnerability of the exposed authentic self. It’s hard to be the one showing the vulnerability but if you do it, people will respond.

Visionaries Need a Protective Space.

As wonderful as it was to be among my new friends, it was just as wonderful to return to the cocoon of meditation and rest to recharge my energy for the next day. It’s here that I can commune with my authentic self so it’s ready to be unleashed at the next opportunity. It’s here I learn more about who I am and what I care about most.

Far and wide, know that your authentic self is a welcome guest at any party. I’ll be back “across the pond” for another upcoming speaking engagement in Amsterdam and in 2019, a book launch for the first European edition of Today’s Inspired Latina. I’m excited for the future and know wherever I go, as long as I pack my authentic self, I’ll have everything I need to get the job done.

 

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz is the CEO of JJR Marketing (www.jjrmarketing.com) and Fig Factor Media LLC international book publishing company (www.figfactormedia.com), founder of The Fig Factor Foundation (www.thefigfactor.org), creator of Today’s Inspired Latina book series and international movement (www.todayslatina.com), author of eleven books (www.jackiecamacho.com), international speaker, and pilot.  Jacqueline speaks to hundreds of audiences about marketing, servant leadership, finding your passion, and achieving success in business. She has addressed the United States Army, BP International, United Airlines, Allstate, and Farmers Insurance among other corporations to share her inspiration.

If you or an organization you know needs as speaker, please get in touch with us at http://www.jackiecamacho.com/contact.

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Never Stop Dreaming!

We just completed the official book launch of Today’s Inspired Latina, Volume 4, a dream turned reality from a little Latina who never stops dreaming!  As always it was a magical, surreal night, bringing the 27 authors together under one roof and watching them have their moment in the sun as they were introduced and took the stage to address their peers, fellow authors, family and friends. It’s always an amazing thing to see…but this year, the anticipation, joy and afterglow lasted so much longer.

This year, we had authors and friends in from all over the country (including New York, Texas and D.C.) and also from all over the world, including guests from Mexico and Belgium. For the authors who traveled far and wide, I had the delight of hosting them at my home for several days before and after the event. We enjoyed wonderful meals followed by impromptu dance parties, deep conversations and lively times together. We shared experiences, we laughed, and it was a wonderful time.

I had anticipated the joy, but I wanted to give those authors even more. I wanted to create a memory and make some magic for them. I also wanted to bring them into my world, and share the culmination of one of my dreams—to become a pilot.

Karen O’Donnell was one of the authors in Today’s Inspired Latina  who was in town for the book launch and she is also a co-founder of Crazy Ventures, a company that takes entrepreneurs who are  crazy good at business on amazing expeditions to get inspired, pursue their dreams and dare to venture towards a bigger, bolder, unexpected life. I thought maybe a flight in a sports plane, seeing the world from a different perspective and doing something (for some of the authors) for the first time might just qualify as a “crazy venture.” Karen was thrilled with the idea! We began planning the big surprise for the authors.

If you’ve ever seen a sport plane, you were probably impressed. Their gleaming white, doorless frames have a quiet beauty yet the power behind them takes you somewhere unimaginable! The day after the book launch, the aircraft were all there for us, waiting at the airport where I had learned to fly. I had rented out the entire fleet of airplanes secured pilots to fly the other three planes too.

As we drove up, I could feel the excitement building within me as the adventure of it all began to dawn on the authors. They were going on a crazy venture in a sport plane!

The aircraft beckoned us invitingly as we piled into them for a short flight to the airport in nearby Rochelle, Illinois. As we joined the sky and the earth below became smaller and smaller, those on this flight adventure would now take a little piece of my heart back home with them having enjoyed one of my favorite pleasures in life.

We arrived at the Flight Deck restaurant at the Rochelle airport, which is a true pilot’s destination for a good meal because it’s also attached to a skydiving center for great spectating!

The consensus? For some of the authors, this was something they had always wanted to do. For others, it was an amazing, unexpected adventure they would never forget. For others, it may have even planted a seed to become a pilot themselves, because often, dreams beget dreams. And to stay focused on those dreams, I recommend these five things which help me keep life magical.

  1. Intensify gratitude in the face of adversity.  This is as hard to do as it sounds! When we are down we are angry, sad, frustrated. But it’s at those moments that we have to take stock in what we HAVE. We are given SOMETHING. How can we take that something to the next level and move beyond the challenge?
  2. Keep a gratitude journal. If you know me, you know that gratitude is one of my major values and my gratitude journal is never far from me. By committing your thankfulness to paper, you will be able to call it to mind when you need it most.
  3. Be happy because of what you are, not what you have. There will always be something else to chase whether it is a material possession, an experience, a relationship, etc. That’s ok. But if you are not happy with who you are, you will always be unhappy. Be happy with yourself first and then whether or not you catch those things that always seem just out of reach, you will remain happy.
  4. Commit to your dreams. My dream was to become a pilot and it took time, energy and resources to make it happen. Most dreams require sacrifice or they would be an everyday occurrence. The trick is to never give up until you see the physical manifestation of your dream. Yes, it will take time and resources as you make progress, but the only way to make that dream come true is to commit to it.
  5. Capture divine downloads. “Divine downloads” is the nickname I give to inspirations so strong that I feel they were placed in front of me and I just had to emotionally download them to make it happen. Usually my “divine downloads” are intensively creative and bring vast opportunity and happiness to the lives of others. When you feel a special urge to do something good, whether it’s as small as start a conversation with someone to starting a non-profit, consider that you may be responding to a higher power and don’t turn your back on the opportunity to do something great!

That day at the airport, I shared my dream with my fellow authors. I hope I succeeded in adding value to their lives that day.  <link to How to Increase Your Value to Others/May2017> and giving them a magical memory to take home. I encourage you to do the same in your own way, sharing your own dreams with others.

So how can you add a little magic to your next special meeting?  Be creative, and let it start with your dreams. Dream for yourself, dream for others and do it like a 4-year-old because it’s the ones that we think can’t come true that will move us forward.  And it’s those same dreams that help us bring magic to other people’s lives too.

 

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz is the CEO of JJR Marketing (www.jjrmarketing.com) and Fig Factor Media LLC (www.todayslatina.com), founder of The Fig Factor Foundation (www.thefigfactor.org), author of eleven books (www.jackiecamacho.com), international speaker, and pilot.  Jacqueline speaks to hundreds of audiences about marketing, servant leadership, finding your passion, and achieving success in business. She has addressed the United States Army, BP International, United Airlines, Allstate, and Farmers Insurance among other corporations to share her inspiration. If you or an organization you know needs as speaker, please get in touch with us at http://www.jackiecamacho.com/contact.

Nostalgia

Nostalgia. A memory trigger that can be a faint perception that makes you smirk, or an overwhelming sensation that shakes you to your core. Either way, it always sneaks up on you when you least expect it.

Having lived an exciting life, the dynamic nature of my activities often conjures up memories of moments, sounds or feelings from my past. The smell of flowers reminds me of experiences I have had with nature. A special apple salad my mom makes fills me with sweet and loving memories of spending Christmas with my family in Mexico. Though I have experienced it before, the hardest nostalgia has ever hit me was when I bit into my first Kanelbulle.

You see, I was travelling in Sweden. Whenever I have the pleasure to experience a new city I push myself to embrace the culture by eating the food, listening to the music and conversing with the locals. As I perused the mouth-watering deserts at a Swedish bakery, the Kanelbulle, or Swedish cinnamon roll, caught my eye. It seemed like any ordinary pastry. But as I bit into the sweet and flaky delicacy, I tasted the distinct flavor of cardamom. Then it hit me. Nostalgia, and not the delicate kind. The particular flavor in the dessert brought a staggering wave of emotion that instantly brought tears of gratitude and joy to my eyes.

Eleven years prior to my experience with the Kanelbulle in Sweden, I was in an Indian restaurant meeting with a client. While Indian food did not necessarily tickle my fancy, an array of spices intrigued me as I was leaving. After I was told this particular spice, called cardamom, was used as a palette cleanser, I popped one in my mouth in my efforts to grasp this aspect of Indian culture. By the time I arrived home I had been hit by a sickness so intense it had me on the floor moaning in misery. Assuming it was an allergic reaction, I went to the hospital. After much time had passed and questions remained unanswered, the doctors informed me that when I ingested the cardamom, it caused a cyst I had to swell up and block the bile duct between my gall bladder and liver. For those of you who do not know what that means, I will keep it simple: it was not good news. The sickness was called Extrahepatic Choledochal Cyst Type II, a disease so rare that only one out of every 150,000 people in this part of the world have it. Type II is only 2% of the cases found in this part of the hemisphere.

This information made me think about my newborn daughter, my soon-to-be-finished college education and the rest of my life I had yet to live. All of these things gave me purpose, or as my daughter says, made my heart “beep.”

So I kept on. I proceeded to raise my son to have the same optimistic outlook on life as I did. I continued my life as if I did not have a bag attached to my side draining bile from my digestive system while doing my finals in college. And I looked to my future as if there was no end in sight.

After much worrying I received more news. Good news. The positive outlook on life I have maintained throughout my years, and during this terrifyingly uncertain time is what saved my life. Those are not my words; they are the doctor’s.

“Your positive attitude saved you.”

Those words will forever resonate in my head.

Had I not eaten the cardamom in the Indian restaurant, the cyst might have been left untreated and eventually kill me. Had I not immersed myself into other cultures, I would not have experienced a nostalgia so intense. Had I not been blessed with the trait of curiosity and positivity when facing unfamiliarity, I am not sure I would be writing this today.

Nostalgia. A taste of personal history. A guide that teaches you traits about yourself that you never knew. A light that shines on special moments, hidden parts of yourself and life’s treasures.

 

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz is the CEO of JJR Marketing (www.jjrmarketing.com) and Fig Factor Media LLC (www.todayslatina.com), founder of The Fig Factor Foundation (www.thefigfactor.org), author of 11 books (www.jackiecamacho.com), international speaker, and pilot. Jacqueline speaks to hundreds of audiences about marketing, servant leadership, finding your passion, and achieving success in business. She has addressed the United States Army, BP International, Edward Jones, United Airlines, Allstate, and Farmers Insurance among other corporations to share her inspiration.

If you or an organization you know needs as speaker, please get in touch with us at http://www.jackiecamacho.com/contact.

4 Things Being A “Pilotina” Has Taught Me About Life

The sky seems limitless while you’re standing with both feet on solid ground, but the minute you start venturing into that uncharted space it becomes a space that needs strategizing to conquer. It has been 2 years since I did my first solo flight, and during that time the sky has both become more magical and less of a mystery. I’ve learned just how much prep goes into a successful journey and how being able to enjoy the process comes down to having all the right tools for the voyage.

Flight prep is based on lists. Each list is geared towards ensuring that everything from your safety to your level of enjoyment are not tarnished. The venn diagram where the controlled factors and the uncontrolled factors meet is where some of my most relevant lessons have been learned. Once back on the ground after a successful flight, I’ve still made it a point to walk with those lessons on my heart and on my mind as I interact with my employees, clients, or even my family.

These are four key lessons that being a pilot has taught me and how I apply them to my life and career.

Prioritize Planning

Planning can seem tedious, especially when you’ve flown many times. The same can be said about the notion of having to prep for a job that you have done repeatedly. The process can seem insulting, that is until you realize how chaotic the process becomes without the lists. As a pilot, I’m required to check my way through lists pre-flight. I have to ensure that everything from the wind speeds to the fuel tank meet the needed requirements before I ever sit in the cockpit.

The motions of going through my pre-flight checklist have helped me land on two important questions that I’ve now weaved into my day to day life:

  • Where are the winds coming from?
  • How far do I need to go?

Being aware of what you’re up against, whether at work or in your family life, helps ensure that your reaction is inline with the push of factors. Ultimately, knowing where the winds are coming from means that you can act accordingly and push through for a successful outcome.

There’s nothing worse than running out of gas, or momentum, halfway through your journey. Running out of fuel half way through a flight is not an acceptable scenario — it risks life all because stubbornness led to resistance when it came to prepping accordingly. The same lesson can be applied to your own work-life balance — are you fueling your work with a half empty tank because somewhere along the way you’ve forgotten to pour into yourself?  

Be Patient

After your very first flight you learn that no matter how well you plan you are still at the mercy of the weather. By the same hand, you also learn that tapping into patience so that you can listen to your inner voice is the key to maneuvering out of the most unpredictable of situations. While I learned this in a structured environment when taking pilot lessons, it’s also a lesson that I have had to learn and use while on my feet as I built JJR Marketing with my husband.

The only constant in entrepreneurship is that it ebbs and flows with regularity. Your ability to sit in the quiet and be patient as you think through multiple viable best case scenarios is ultimately what will you close the best deals of your career.

Be Objective

Regardless of your career path the ability to have perspective and a grounded level of awareness is key if your goal is longevity. Any time that I need some time to breathe, I choose to take a flying break. During these breaks I’m able to tap back into my own inner voice as I see the world grow smaller and smaller from the air. Suddenly the big work problem I had been stressing about or the family hiccup that I couldn’t move past, became both clear and manageable to me.

Taking a step back from our own environments can help add perspective to the way we’re seeing our problems and allow us to come back with game-winning solutions. 

Trust Your Gut

Whether it’s the noise of the wind or the noise of the voices in your boardroom, flying has taught me that the most important anchor is your own inner voice. You want to be able to trust your gut during turbulent times because sometimes it’s the only compass at hand. I’ve had moments where landing wasn’t a possibility and having to navigate around winds and turbulence was my only option. Learning how to pilot myself through those moments has made all of the difference when I’m asked to make quick, on-my-feet decisions at work.

My advice to you is that regardless of your area of expertise or passion, that you take time to invest in skill sets that will be transferable across all of your life’s pursuits. The short term investment may seem labor, or time, intensive, but in the long run it may be the factor you refer back to as the reason you succeed. Lists can get you far, actually embracing the process behind them will get you where you want to go.

 

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz is the CEO of JJR Marketing (www.jjrmarketing.com) and Fig Factor Media LLC (www.todayslatina.com), founder of The Fig Factor Foundation (www.thefigfactor.org), author of eight books (www.jackiecamacho.com), international speaker, and pilot. Jacqueline speaks to hundreds of audiences about marketing, servant leadership, finding your passion, and achieving success in business. She has addressed the United States Army, BP International, Edward Jones, United Airlines, Allstate, and Farmers Insurance among other corporations to share her inspiration.

If you or an organization you know needs as speaker, please get in touch with us at http://www.jackiecamacho.com/contact.

How the Power of Gratitude Elevates Others to Achieve More

Appreciating others is something we are born to do. You’ve heard of thinking big? Sometimes “thanking big” is just as important to your self-growth.

Not only does appreciating wonderful things others do for another person, it helps ourselves as well. We’re raised to thank people, orally and in writing, whenever they do something for us. For example, in my first few years of business I wrote over 2,000 thank you notes to people I met and worked with, whether or not they turned into a paying client or significant strategic vendor. Not only did it make an impression on them, but it made me feel good too. As humans, gratitude is instinctive. Maybe that’s why there are so many holidays built into the calendar year where we can show those (like our mothers, fathers, veterans and leaders) just how much we love, respect and thank them for all they’ve done for us!

People we appreciate come into our lives every day, and sometimes when you least expect it. For example, Ashley. Ashley was just a senior marketing major at Aurora University when she became my first intern. She was a calm, mild-mannered, introverted marketing major desperately looking for some experience in the field. Although I am quite different in personality (nobody would ever describe me as an introvert), we clicked instantly. She was highly recommended to me by one of the professors at Aurora and introduced herself at a college fair. Soon she joined me and my husband Juan Pablo (JP) in running our scrappy little marketing firm in our early days.

JJR Marketing, had been growing steadily for the past few years but was now beginning to pick up steam quickly. So much, in fact, that we had moved out of our home into an artsy little office, decorated cheerfully in lively purple accents and our corporate logo, just steps from our home at the time. Ashley, JP and I all had our own space in the office. I was like the mother bird, flying from the nest each morning to attend meetings and business development opportunities to bring new clients to my team!

At first Ashley worked with us, as most college interns do, around her class schedule. From winter through spring of 2013, she was at the office whenever her schedule allowed. She answered the phones and helped with project management, always being cheerful, dependable and invested in the success of the company.

Managers, in particular, have to take care to always be appreciating others, so from day one I expressed gratitude to Ashley for her contributions to the company and thanked her for helping JP and I fulfill our dreams. Quickly, she began to visibly flourish at JJR. She was using her talent for organization, teamwork, creativity and communication in every aspect of her job, from her work with us to clients, vendors, new employees, etc. As we became more and more successful and Ashley graduated, she became our first full-time employee. She kept up with our rapid expansion and as her responsibilities increased, so did our gratitude.

With Ashley on board, I was freed up to bring in more business and expand our team. We were able to grow our team from four to twelve in one year. It was time to implement a project management system to keep track of our rapidly growing client base. Ashley stepped up to the challenge and researched and onboarded an easy-to-use, customizable, scalable system that serves us just as well today, even as our staff and projects continue to increase.

JP and I discussed what we could do for Ashley, and what would be the best way to show her our trust and appreciation for all she had done for the company, as well as our hope that she would keep doing it! After all, what is the most important way of appreciating others? In my mind, it is showing how you believe in them and respect their contribution to your life. It’s also about showing encouragement to bring them wholeheartedly into your mission, even if it wasn’t necessarily the original plan to do so.

As we considered our vision for Ashley with our company, we realized she was already functioning as more than just a teammate; she was more of a partner. So, we decided to make it official. In 2017, we asked Ashley to become a minority partner in JJR Marketing, Inc. She was as surprised as we were. It was never our grand plan to have another partner in our business but we felt it was the right thing to do. It was our way of “thanking big.” After all, if you’re going to show your appreciation for someone why not do it in a big way? The opportunity to “thank big” is just another thing to be grateful for!

 

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz is the CEO of JJR Marketing (www.jjrmarketing.com) and Fig Factor Media LLC (www.todayslatina.com), founder of The Fig Factor Foundation (www.thefigfactor.org), author of eight books (www.jackiecamacho.com), international speaker, and pilot. Jacqueline speaks to hundreds of audiences about marketing, servant leadership, finding your passion, and achieving success in business. She has addressed the United States Army, BP International, United Airlines, Allstate, and Farmers Insurance among other corporations to share her inspiration.

If you or an organization you know needs as speaker, please get in touch with us at http://www.jackiecamacho.com/contact.

Thought Leadership and its Correlation to the 10,000-Hour Rule

I was recently asked to participate as a contributor to the book Design Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths by John K Coyle, an Olympic silver medalist, and innovation professor at Stanford and Kellogg Graduate Schools who is known for his thought leadership. As I was becoming familiar with the book, one of the chapters really resonated with me as I analyze my own journey in marketing over the last 15 years. You see, I have been doing marketing for almost half of my life and been an entrepreneur for a third of it.

The 10,000-hour rule states that you must invest at least 10,000 hours in an area of interest in order to become an expert. As I was analyzing my career and the passion that I have to help others through marketing, I could not help but start doing the math. I was shocked. With a simple match equation, I was able to come up with 33,280 hours that I have invested in my field of marketing. Wow!

Since 2010, I have published 11 books, written over 100 articles and recorded over 70 videos both in Spanish and English, published over 80 podcasts/radio shows, and produced over 20 TV show segments, created two electronic guides for authors and speakers, created three decks of cards for marketing, journaling and authors, created a productivity journal, came up with three products, co-designed a board game and had more than150 media interviews for print and national TV and radio.

Then, I realized one thing…

…Why have I been producing content in multiple ways for as long as I can remember?

There is one simple reason: my passion for my career and my industry.

You see, producing content is easy, especially now with the access to the world through the internet. Now anyone can become a media outlet by simply logging into their social media account and broadcasting their message. It is access to the world that must be used carefully. It is an awesome responsibility to share what you are passionate about while elevating others through your message and ideas at the same time. The ability to align your passion and your knowledge to create a service for others, coupled with relentless commitment and focus, will ensure that you become known for your thought leadership.

To recap, to become known for your thought leadership you must:

  • Align with your passion
  • Invest focused time on that passion
  • Commit to the distribution of knowledge year in and year out
  • Create tools for others to accelerate their learning
  • Inventory your knowledge
  • Share the knowledge with others
  • Invest at least 10,000 hours

Start becoming a thought leader today!

 

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz is the CEO of JJR Marketing (www.jjrmarketing.com) and Fig Factor Media LLC (www.todayslatina.com), founder of The Fig Factor Foundation (www.thefigfactor.org), author of 10 books (www.jackiecamacho.com), international speaker, and pilot. Jacqueline speaks to hundreds of audiences about marketing, servant leadership, finding your passion, and achieving success in business. She has addressed the United States Army, BP International, United Airlines, Allstate, and Farmers Insurance among other corporations to share her inspiration.

If you or an organization you know needs as speaker, please get in touch with us at http://www.jackiecamacho.com/contact.

Positive Energy: The Key to Making Things Happen

When someone has positive energy, it’s obvious. Aside from getting a lot of things done in a short amount of time, there is something special about them. There is a glow, an almost cosmic force that appears to be driving them forward. People like this hear wonderful compliments like:

“Everything you touch turns to gold.”

“You’re an angel in my life.”

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.”

These words of praise are spurred by someone who truly understands what they have to give, and then gives it freely. More than likely, these words are also received by someone with a great deal of happiness in their life.

High-energy people have a lot of things in common….

Flow.

Recently, one of our clients, Olympic silver medal speed skater John K. Coyle, explained the concept of “flow” which is a phenomena that occurs when your heart’s desire and your thinking align in a special way towards a mission. You’ve probably experienced periods of “flow,” when you are so happily engaged in what you are doing that time flies. You look up at the clock and can’t believe how quickly time has passed. Or, time figuratively sits still because you are so “in the moment. You feel like you don’t need anything else. It’s how he feels when he is practicing his sport, and how he felt when he realized he had won the 5000 meter relay competition at the Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

Positivity.

High-energy people are positive. It is what moves them forward and enables them to help and motivate others. When it comes to energy, positivity is like gas in the engine. It helps make things roll for you and other people around you. Giving it away starts someone else’s motor running! I’ve had firsthand experience with this, especially the time I met an Ecuadorian couple who was having trouble with their fear of failure. Since my own experience succeeding as a newcomer in the country was so positive, I was able to bring that positivity to them. The next time we met, I barely recognized them. They looked and acted differently because they had adapted an attitude of gratitude  to fuel their passions.

Clarity.

As you may know, I recently became a sports airplane pilot, and one thing I will now forever be keenly aware of is the weather. They say that bad pilots go to hell where it is constantly foggy. That’s because you can plan the perfect flight, know that the wind is optimal and that 5,000 feet above, the skies are clear. But if you get to the airport and you see fog on the runway, you are grounded! No take off, no landing.

For some people, negativity is their “fog.” Because they cannot see through it, they stay on the ground going nowhere. A high-energy person, on the other hand, isn’t clouded by the fog of negativity. They see and achieve a straighter, clearer path to their goals because they don’t see the obstacles…just the potential.

Opportunity.

Energy is attractive, magnetic. Think about it. If you walk into a room of static displays but in the corner you see one with moving pieces, won’t you consider walking over to it first? People with this perceived energy actually attract opportunities to them, whether it’s the next prospective business deal, friend, or possible mate. Opportunities seem to magically, inexplicably come their way, simply because of the receptivity and positive energy they exude to the world.

Are you a high-energy person? Yes you are. Our energy lies deep within us; we all have it. The key is to release it into the world and let it work for us. Take time to think through your gratitude and positivity. It is undoubtedly, it is proportional to the amount of positive energy you are releasing to the world!

 

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz is the CEO of JJR Marketing (www.jjrmarketing.com) and Fig Factor Media LLC (www.todayslatina.com), founder of The Fig Factor Foundation (www.thefigfactor.org), author of eight books (www.jackiecamacho.com), international speaker, and pilot. Jacqueline speaks to hundreds of audiences about marketing, servant leadership, finding your passion, and achieving success in business. She has addressed the United States Army, BP International, United Airlines, Allstate, and Farmers Insurance among other corporations to share her inspiration.

If you or an organization you know needs as speaker, please get in touch with us at http://www.jackiecamacho.com/contact.