Susan Wehrley is the author of recently published Yogi Executive, 7 Principles to Improve Your Gut Intelligence and Become a More Clear, Calm and Confident Leader. During our conscious leadership conversation, Susan talked about the yogi executive as somebody who’s practicing groundedness and awareness. We get grounded through our breath, through the practices of meditation and mindfulness. Also a commitment to awareness; awareness of what is going on around you and within you so that you’re showing up as your best self.
Being a yogi executive doesn’t mean you have to be an executive in a company, but it’s using that executive functioning part of your brain. So everybody’s a yoga executive when they’re doing that. They’re creating that alignment. Susan went on to say, my gut is a brain.
When we get that ping in the gut that says something’s not right or something’s not congruent, we’ve got to listen to our heart. A heart that says, am I willing to really look at the truth? And that could be anything from, oh my gosh my child is starting to make choices that I would deem undesirable or dangerous, or my relationship is starting to fall apart, or this job that I thought would bring me happiness and security no longer is. Whatever it is, we may need to square with that, look at the truth and make some changes. Oftentimes we might not want to feel all that fear, disappointment, or anger that might be associated with that emotion. There’s a lot of associated emotions that we don’t want to deal with.
To view the Conscious Leadership in Action video conversation with Susan Wehrley, go to: https://youtu.be/3cjFcwczDXA