Have you ever seen a person show up to an event that is completely distracted? You gently observe them and know the person doesn’t want to be here. The person can’t make eye contact. They can’t wait to leave. Their mind wanders in conversations and doesn’t engage. They are physically present yet their mind is somewhere else. This happens at work meetings, parties, and even family dinners.


This is the Walking Zombie Effect.


Too many people go through life going from one thing to the next without any purpose, no heart, no meaning. They’re physically present but mentally they are far from present. 


Let’s take a deeper look. Pull out a journal and answer these two important questions.


What kindles your spirit that makes you come alive?


What can you talk about forever?


Tip #1: Live from heart-centered purpose

When you choose to engage in an event, come with a full-heart or don’t come at all. Know why you’re going. Bring the enthusiasm that gets others even more excited about what you’re doing or what you’re talking about. Living from a heart-centered purpose is contagious.




Sheila approached Kathy to bake brownies for the church fundraiser. Kathy was the go-to person who helped everyone with everything. Sheila knew she could easily get help from Kathy. She always said yes.


Yet, this time was different. Kathy said, no. Kathy told Sheila, she’s taken a hard look at all her commitments. She tallied up that she volunteers more hours than she works in a week and still takes care of her family. Kathy, slightly floored, acknowledged Kathy’s prior assistance.


Tip #2: Stop overcommitting

When you become depleted and exhausted from saying yes, too much, you are actually saying no to your own health and well-being. People respect you more for setting your own boundaries. This allows you to go more in-depth on a few things.


What are two events that you can say “no” to this week?


“Most people fail not because of a lack of desire but because of a lack of commitment.” Vince Lombardi


What’s your level of commitment to your dreams? 


Full commitment comes from knowing what lights up your soul and acting upon it daily. 


Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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