It is such an amazing journey we are on – LIFE. That’s if we ‘think’ about it that way.
The study of mindset is never complete. There is so much to discover and the, the better it gets, the better it gets. Yet, on a daily basis, and in business, the power of the mind can be so underutilised.
One thing that never ceases to inspire me when working with clients, is seeing ideas come to life. Thoughts that become ideas, that become plans, that are actioned and become reality.
I had one such experience recently. 12 months ago, as a part of a client working on replacing themselves eventually in the operations of their business, we discussed finding a ‘superstar’ to fulfil a key role in the business that currently an owner was fulfilling. It is essential, that for the business to work without this client, he finds someone to train up in the integral role which he currently fills.
So we had a talk about it, jotted down some of the key attributes the person should have, and what possible tasks would be undertaken. There was no hurry, it was not a priority project but just something that we know would have to happen in order for the owner to step out of the Operations of the business.
It was left on the list and each consultation, we reviewed any progress. Within a couple of months, they had found 3 possible candidates that, without advertising, they had on the radar. Within months, through a process of meetings, discussions and trials, at our consultation last week my client announced that they had ‘contracted’ their superstar! Less than 12 months later, when back then it had seemed almost ‘impossible’ to find that perfect person.
It was amazing to think back at that day, when the thought became an idea, instead of dwelling on the impossible it was added to the possible, and slowly step by step it had been achieved.
This can also be applied to your mindset when something goes wrong. We had a minor setback at TEWAY recently. When you think about this it is so easy to let your mind focus on all the negatives – this is just my luck, I’m never going to get to the next level, now I won’t be able to have this, its going to set me back, I’ve worked so hard for nothing. Sound familiar? We can so easily disappear into a whirlpool of despair.
But instead, I kept my mind focussed on ‘what is the lesson in this’, what can I do better next time?, what do I have to do to move forward. And most importantly, ‘focus your mind on the outcome you WANT’.
Think about exactly how you want the situation to turn out This immediately puts your mind into a thought pattern of finding a better way. This allows you to start to come up with ideas and then take a step forward in a positive direction towards the outcome you want. By doing this, you are moving forward not sinking into the depths of despair where your only thoughts are doom and gloom.
What a difference it makes! Give your mind something positive to work with, not the negatives. It can take practice but once you master this your life and business will never be the same.
You’ll be amazed and astounded as to where you and your business will be in 5 years time, if you apply this process consistently to move forward with your business.
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