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Season 1, Episode 30

Leadership, Reactivity, and Drifting from Consciousness

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Have you drifted away from conscious leadership without even realizing it?

At work, we sometimes react to something and immediately regret it. But, sometimes our reactivity is more drawn out to where we don’t even realize we’re doing it. It becomes a Below the Line pattern. There are a lot of different ways that this can look, and we are going to explore those today.

When you find yourself deeply immersed in these reactive behaviors you don’t have access to the here and now and you can’t be effective. In this episode, you will learn about reactive behaviors and discover how you can shift back into presence and get back to consciousness.

You are Allowed to be a full human being who sometimes gets reactive, and you’re Allowed to learn how to shift back into presence and empowerment.



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Shift from reactive behavior to consciousness. Learn how to identify reactive patterns, understand drift moves, and make conscious choices. Explore the power of self-awareness, body shifts, and shifting consciousness to regain presence and become a conscious leader in your life. Empower yourself with practical tools to cultivate self-awareness and create transformative growth.

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2:40 You are likely drifting out of presence a lot more than you realize. It is very human but it affects our relationships and our own health and happiness.

4:42 The first step in transformative and long-form sustainable growth is self-awareness. All of us can become aware of whether or not we are being reactive in each moment or are we being conscious. Being reactive is being below the line.

6:03 Caneel walks you through an exercise to discover your go-to drift moves.

7:03 Caneel lists some big drift moves such as emailing, arguing, interrupting, proving other people wrong, blaming, body aches, getting sick, compulsive working, comparing yourself to others, cleaning, organizing, drinking, and more.

13:57 Caneel mentions the difference between using these similar things such as emailing to be in presence instead of to avoid being present. These same behaviors can be done consciously or nonconsciously.

17:00 There can be patterned behaviors and big raw spots that will make it difficult to shift out of this below the line behavior.

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