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I recently read a gorgeous blog post about the impact we have on the people and world around us. How our deeds, words and responses not only impact ourselves and our mental wellbeing. But how they impact others, their place in the world and their state of mind.

For me that is no different working within an industry. Especially a creative industry. Is it a case of you get out what you put in, or what goes around comes around?

Creating and leading the Hampshire Wedding Club has made me very aware of this. Sometimes painfully aware. I take note and hold a place for how my every thought, deed and action has a far bigger and wider reaching impact.

To be aware of this is to be conscious of our impact on the people in our lives. To be aware of this defines the kind of person you are in your industry.

I appreciate sometimes we only want to do what we what, and what is right for us in that second. Sometimes, we say something in the heat of the moment. Sometimes when we are rushing, we pay no attention to a colleague in need. The last thing we hold ourselves accountable for are ramifications. The ongoing results of our deeds, dismissals, actions, words and judgements.

I have realised recently that when you stand on your own leading something new, it can be a very lonely place. I am learning to take solace in the fact that this feeling is also an important part of my personal growth and journey. Especially when you know in your soul what you are doing is the right thing. I add a caveat, this realisation makes it no easier, and has not turned me into a strong person overnight.

I understand now that being more conscious requires effort. Yet once we make it a habit, it becomes second nature. Does that mean the more we practice an awareness and consideration of others. The more we will find ourselves connected to our integrity. Does that mean good things, in turn, will happen?

Our thoughts are an important place to begin. Thoughtfulness is something I was raised to believe is a natural human instinct. Yet I have learned that is not always the case. As a result, I try to be mindful of everything I say and every action I take. Until recently, taking myself into consideration was optional. Being mindful of my thoughts and the ramifications of them was very much optional. That part of my education growing up was missing. I am in my forties having to learn all about positive personal thought, and the important impact it has.

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The article I read said this

“It is not necessary or beneficial to watch all our thoughts. We can choose one thought or action per day. We can choose to notice if we are in alignment with integrity for example”.

With regard to our actions, we may have something difficult to express to someone. We may be asked for an opinion or an observation. Take a moment to consider how we would feel if we were in his or her shoes receiving the critique or the commentary. Would taking that moment, being more aware enable us to communicate more sensitively?

When we change our approach by taking someone else’s feelings into account. We not only benefit the other person, we benefit ourselves as well. The more we do this, the more we reaffirm our integrity and the integrity of our relationship to the world, our peers and our industry.

Can you take a moment to think about the ramifications of our deeds, dismissals, actions, words and judgements?

I have a lot more work to do, but I am loving finding out about myself doing it.

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I recently read a gorgeous blog post about the impact we have on the people and world around us. How our deeds, words and responses not only impact ourselves and our mental wellbeing. But how they impact others, their place in the world and their state of mind.

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