Perfecting Pressure Points

Sep 01, 2021

Something really exciting has happened lately, my son earn the money to buy himself at seven years old, mind you, an electric guitar. And he is actually working through the School of Rock in rock band. And I'm really excited because he's playing all these great old songs that I know from my past. And, you know, we've been playing a lot of different music for him and the other day, the song under pressure came on. And that reminds me something really important, there is a power to a certain amount of pressure. And it's about perfecting the pressure points in our lives and business, that really gives us the extra energy to find solutions to problems. If you're not uncomfortable, a little bit, you'll never change, there'll be no reason to.

Sometimes we can look at ways of how are we going to avoid pressure, how are we going to avoid problems in our business, right? And yet, the more we want to push it away and run away from it and like get rid of like, let's say that terrible client, he's just giving you nothing but grief, for whatever reason. And you just you don't want to pick up the phone, you don't want to call him back, and you find yourself kind of like just trying to put it away as far away from you as possible. There's a part of that, though, that you lose, which is the opportunity to make something better. Right? Pressure tells us that there is something that is rubbing something else the wrong way, whether that's a customer or a client or whether it's even your business partner. 

When we have a sense of pressure, it's a warning signal that something is not right, something's not working. So, when we allow ourselves to really lean into the pressure and look for where it's rubbing us the wrong way, or the customer the wrong way, then we can actually do something about it. So, the great thing is, we have to find a way to perfect our pressure points; to listen to them on a whole new level, to give ourselves enough room to be objective about what might be going wrong. And take it as feedback so that we can actually perfect, what comes from that pressure point. What we can do in our service, in our setup, in our systems that will make things better?

Status quo is not always the best thing. In fact, those pressure points prove it. They prove that we can grow and expand and be better when we listen to and react to our pressure in a more systemic way. And a more concrete and creative way by digging in and asking better questions, looking for solutions based on those pressure points. So, perfecting the pressure points becomes the purpose behind listening, listening to our clients, listening to our customers, listening to the people that we interact with, so that we can be better. We can be better people, better leaders and better lights in the world. 

Remember, you are the true expert in your business and in your life. Believe in your work and how it is benefiting you and those you serve. Follow your unique life purpose and your success will fall into place. To find out more about how you can work with Oracle and me, Lia Dunlap, visit us at

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