Tuesday 19th April 2011
Becoming More Aware of the Power of Self Through Daily Introspection
I find it interesting that great leaders of modern times all have one thing in common. This universal element is taking time out to catch up with self, and review recent and impending events in moments of quiet contemplation. Winston Churchill used to do this sitting in a deep bath with a good cigar, and a glass of first-rate whisky too. American Presidents go off to private zones from time to time. Protocol shields us from the details, although I do know that Obama enjoys a game of golf, and that Roosevelt loved going sailing.
These quiet moments are undoubtedly places where opportunities arise to review the world, and the role of identity within it. Some call these moments re-charging batteries, and other catching up with self. Evidence confirms that people that do this regularly come back re-energized, and with a clear vision of what they have to do. Successful businesspeople take time out for introspection. Branson goes off in hot air balloons. Gates chills out on Mustique Island. These private times are key ingredients to their success.
Our minds are the powerhouses behind our brains. Intelligence, imagination, inspiration and creativity may be nascent here waiting for re-energizing. We all need to take personal balloon rides to our higher selves, and, when we re-connect, share time walking the beaches with them on our virtual desert islands.
These daily moments of introspection enable us to enter dialogue with our inner selves. They are powerhouse chances to reconnect with our potential in moments free of interference from those who no not see things in the same blinding light.
An experienced business coach can hold the mirror up to your inner self. Just imagine what that will do for your personal effectiveness, and the resultant productivity of your business too.
John Standaloft is a business coach with a lifetime of business experience. He is also a master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming, hypnotherapy and time-line therapy. If you would like to know more about John’s work get in touch on 07974 240258 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Monday 28th March 2011
Goals or Well Formed Outcomes – John Standaloft
Your subconscious mind will determine whether the goals you set for yourself are the right ones for you, because if they are not aligned with your core values you are doomed to failure before you start. That’s why I much prefer to work with “Well Formed Outcomes”. These go beyond goals by working through what is really important to you (i.e. your values), not just what you “think you should” set as a goal. For example, if you set a goal to double your profits but that would mean working much longer hours, are you prepared to accept that as a consequence? If flexibility and quality time with your family are important to you and you don’t acknowledge, or are not prepared to make, the sacrifice then you won’t achieve that goal.
Well formed outcomes get right down to your underlying motivations, and in the process of getting to them you may well uncover limiting beliefs that are unhelpful to you and can be eliminated and replaced by empowering ones.
I am reminded of the story of the two builders. Both were asked what they were doing. The first said ‘’I am laying bricks’. The second said ‘I am building a wonderful building’.
Which builder was more motivated and worked better?
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