Business thinking – is yours all wrong?

Business thinking – is yours all wrong?

Leslie was looking exasperated. “I don’t know where my time goes, I know I’m really busy every day but the business doesn’t move forward. I seem to spend so much time in the business, I’m not sure I like it any more.”   Ouch! Leslie’s outpouring was typical of many business owners, and even some senior executives I have been coaching recently.   “Where do you spend your thinking?” I asked in her coaching session. “What areas do you spend most of your time dwelling on, the problem, detail, the vision or planning?”   “Oh it’s worse than that, I get caught up in the emotional drama of it all.” Leslie replied.   We can control our thinking and how we spend our precious thinking time. Yet so many of us forget this.   It wasn’t until I trained as a coach over a decade ago that I understood this, and experienced the difference it makes. And then as I coached more business owners and senior executives, I saw how this played out.   A key model my coaching school taught about thinking was ‘the five levels of focus.’   It’s all about where you choose to focus your thinking when you are faced with an issue.   There are five levels: 1. Vision 2. Planning 3. Detail 4. Problem 5. Drama   By getting so involved in the issues, and the emotion surrounding them, Leslie was getting caught up in the drama of her situation.   As you can imagine this is not the best place to find solutions that move you or your business forward. Instead the drama keeps...
Thrive! TV Tip ~ Is your thinking holding you back?

Thrive! TV Tip ~ Is your thinking holding you back?

  “Whether you believe you can or you can’t – you are right” Henry Ford [new_line] This quote epitomizes so much of what determines if we will be successful or not – whether we think we will be. [new_line] There is a great model from neuroscience which goes like this – our thoughts determine our feelings, our feelings determine our actions and our actions determine our results… [new_line] So if you think you are going to do well in the sales meeting, you will feel confident and excited. If you feel confident and excited, your actions will be – you have a strong upright posture, you smile more and you ask bolder questions. [new_line] The result – a great sales meeting…think about if you go into that same meeting thinking it will be a failure…you may feel scared and uncomfortable, timid posture, small voice, leading to little eye contact and a bad result. [new_line] Your Action: Start thinking about your thinking – make sure you always choose thoughts that will help you and your goals. [new_line] Would you like a weekly burst of momentum delivered straight into your in box? Simply click on the button below, we’ll send you the latest tip each week! Sign me up for weekly Thrive!...
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