The biggest threat to any business is our status quo thinking and behaviors.
Highly successful professionals move beyond this mindware, shaking up their
perspectives to drive breakout results.
You can too.
4 Ways to Shake up Your Mind
Every human on this planet is driven by our unconscious mindware. When we
step out of the way we’ve always seen, heard, felt, thought about and done
it – we step into a new level of vision, performance and results.
So how we do we get out of our programmed, automated responses and into
always-conscious decision making and action? Here are 4 tools that will move
your mind and shake up your thinking.
Consciously seek a different way. We humans are innately wired to find a way
that works and then repeat, repeat, repeat. Yes, we will slightly adapt the
original way as we learn new things. But we are not fundamentally wired to
look for the ... (more)
We spend the majority of our time focusing on our products, services,
customers and markets. That’s what drives our bottom line results, right?
Compare this time to the commitments we make to our most important business
asset – our human workforce.
Out of balance, isn’t it?
Market Leaders Know the Truth
Yes, our products, services, customers and markets are critical to our
success. We must focus there.
Yet our employees, the human workforce who drives our products and services,
who serves our customers, who imprints the perception of our organization in
our markets – are just a... (more)
It’s impossible to separate our human beliefs from our business. Our
beliefs about everything from our breakout success to our abject failure are
pre-programmed by our human experiences. Our beliefs from our personal
lives also impact our business thinking and behaviors. You can’t simply
leave behind the human mind when we step into our office.
What’s really interesting is how many of our business beliefs aren’t even
B School and Beyond
So many of our beliefs about business were programmed into us by others.
First there were the lessons we learned from our parents, tea... (more)
In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray repeats the same day over and over,
until he finds the key to change his thinking and behaviors.
We all live in a form of Groundhog Day, with recurring themes throughout our
Maybe it’s the series of bosses who demands more from you than is fair,
even as they let others around you slide. Or perhaps it’s the parade of
clients who don’t pay you what you’re worth, even as they demand more
than agreed. It could be the problem neighbors or club members or soccer moms
who seem to always slack off and leave you to clean up the mess.
Even whe... (more)
new year. The rush is on to create our 2014 plan. Just like every January.
I know you want to reach for last year’s plan(s). It’s a great template
to get started. If you want to play last year’s game.
Your market changed significantly in the last year, as did your buyers and
competitors. So why begin with a year old perspective?
Innovate Instead of Update
We humans dislike a blank anything. It’s so much easier to update than
innovate. Which is why we like pulling that plan out of the drawer. That... (more)