Improving Your Energy Levels

by Joncara Marshall, Esquire Coaching

As a lawyer, there is a lot of pressure to be on top of your game.  We have to meet deadlines, deal with client demands, and above all provide excellent legal representation.  Keeping up with the pressure and stress can impact our energy level.  Naturally, when you have lower energy, you don’t think as clearly, may lack motivation, and lack creativity.

In a recent Esquire Coaching Radio broadcast, Nilda M. Carraquillo, an Esquire Coach who uses scientific applications of energy and consciousness, offers her advice on how to achieve success by shifting your energy. Energy is connected to your positive and negative emotions. To navigate from negative energies that are caused by emotions, you need a sense of Consciousness, or a self-awareness of what you are feeling and how to change them. By doing so, you can find a balance in your professional and personal life. Here are some key points from the broadcast:

·      There are 7 levels of energy:

1.     Victim

2.     Conflict

3.     Responsibility

4.     Concern

5.     Reconciliation

6.     Synthesis, and

7.     Nonjudgment.

The first two levels are described as negative energies and can hold you back from doing what you really want to do. As you go higher in the level of energies, you start moving forward with your life.  You are more productive, less reactionary, and have greater clarity.

·      Gremlins, Assumptions, Interpretations, and Limiting beliefs, or G.A.I.L.s, are blocks that keep you from success.

o   Gremlins are self-sabotaging thoughts that have a consistent stronghold on you (e.g., “I am not good enough,” “I am not intelligent enough,” etc.).”

o   Assumptions are statements or beliefs that we take for granted as the truth without challenging it.

o   Interpretations are a judgment based on your perspective.

o   Limiting belief is a belief that is outside (cultural, religious) of yourself that  you believe as true

Avoid the G.A.I.L.s at all cost.  The first step is to become aware when they are present, then question or find a way to refute them.

·      When you are feeling sad because of failure, try to think of a time of success and remember how you felt at that moment.  Reliving a powerful positive experience can quickly boost your energy.

Nilda also has additional tips for increasing your energy:

·      Get excited.

·      De-clutter your physical environment and your heart.

·      Don’t be judgmental about yourself.

·      Relish in your success.

·      Be in the present.

To hear the radio broadcast, as well as past broadcasts, click here. You can also listen to live broadcasts on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m-6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We want to hear from you.  What drains your energy?  Is it meeting billable hours?  Is it the demands of your home life?  Share your challenges by emailing us at and we will write a post with specific tips for increasing your energy and productivity.


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