Have you ever been unpredictable?
And what does releasing energy have to do with it?
“Humans are creatures of habit with an insatiable need to see familiarity in other people’s actions. Your predictability gives them a sense of control. Turn the tables: Be deliberately unpredictable. Behavior that seems to have not consistency or purpose will keep them off-balance, and they will wear themselves out trying to explain your moves. Taken to an extreme, this strategy can intimidate and terrorize.” (Law 17, 48 Laws of Power)
In my business I am telling stories to get followers.
Did you know there an unpredictable way to tell stories?
How do you focus your energy and break the predictable ending?
“Don’t just look for your next move, but look for the move that will disturb the one you are playing against.” You will win every time. That is where you focus your energy and realize that is when your break through happens.”
When you go somewhere, it can be anywhere; you have a sense of knowledge of what you need to do. Right? Or what you are going to receive. You go to a meeting; you find a chair, pull out your note pad and are quiet for the presenter to present.
Other examples are driving the same way to your destination, having dinner on the table at the same time every day. I bet I have you thinking of a few of your own. Give me some examples in the comment section.
But, what would happen if you changed your routine, did something that no one expected? Would they say you were crazy, or wonder what got into you? How about asking “why in the world would you do that”? Just try it once and see what kind of reactions you get.
The Air of Unpredictability
People are always trying to read the motives behind your actions and to use your predictability against you. Throw in a completely inexplicable move and you put them on the defensive. Because they do not understand you, they are unnerved, and in such a state you can easily intimidate them.
Unpredictability is not only a weapon of terror: Scrambling your patterns on a day-to-day basis will cause a stir around you and stimulate interest. People will start to talk about you, they will spread rumors about you, they will try to explain what you are doing, yet their explanations are far from the truth. But, they will keep you constantly in their minds. The more capricious you appear, the more respect you will garner.
Cultivating Your Air
The true trick to cultivating your air of unpredictability is to balance it out. Get others to know what you do and to start seeing that you can be relied upon, or predictable, and then at a turn of the tables do something completely unpredictable. That will get you noticed even more. It will unsettle your opponent so deeply they will fall in front of you.
Story telling can be a great example of getting people’s attention. But did you know there is an art to it. To be a good story-teller you need to keep the audience intrigued. You need to keep them on the edge of their chair, so they wonder what is next. Being unpredictable and starting a story only to move to another one without them knowing, do they know what happened.
Blogging is a business of telling stories, and bringing others in to tell theirs. But to really get the art for that you need to learn the right way to do it. Check out my other post.
If you think you know someone so well that you can know what their next move is, then you have an advantage to overcome them.
Now I want to talk about releasing your energy to tie it in to your motives.
Did you know that your whole body releases energy in a different way? In order to be in power and really learn how to express yourself, you need to have your whole body working together. It will awaken your authentic power.
Learn how to bring your mind and body in sync with your actions.