2016 is gone in the blink of an eye
Laying out your plans for the new year
62% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck
Anything that can be automated will be! Are you ready?
What Is Your WHAT? Wednesday
Tapping Into Strengths and Abilities You Didn’t Know You Had
In this episode Steve poses the question of ‘have you ever tapped into strenth and abilities you didn’t know you had?’
Quote from William James
“Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general — much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.”
Steve then poses the question to Mary and Richard as to how they stretch their limitations when faced with self-defeating phrases such as “I could never do that” and asked them to think about times in their lives when they’ve overcome substantial adversity to achieve their desire results.
Steve shares the story of a woman who drives a bear out of her kitchen with nothing more than a zucchini because she wanted to protect her child.
Richard says he needs to get out of the habit of performing best under pressure. It’s a habitual pattern of making himself Respond to a bear being “in the kitchen”.
Book: What Is Your WHAT? Discover The One Amazing Thing Your Were Born To Do
The Promise of Silence
In this episode, Mary shares a recent experience about her daughter Portia wanting to be picked up from school because she had a headache. Ultimately, Mary was able to get Portia admit she didn’t really have a headache, she was stressed over all the talk of finals at school. Because Mary stayed calm and silent rather than drilling her about what was really going on, Portia was more free to offer up information without being asked.
The crew goes into a discussion regarding the importance of being silent in certain situations. And how some of the best sales people have mastered “the pause”. Mary goes further into the energy around the silence — ask the question and let it be.
Steve questions how one can truly be “silent” and empty the mind, like with meditation. He struggles with turning his mind completely off. How do you really implement silence as a tool?
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Move It Forward Monday
Less Is More
Richard starts the discussion with a quote, “The only thing worse than going in the wrong direction is going in the wrong direction enthusiastically.”
When you feel like you are just caught up in everything, how do you stop it and take a step back to reel yourself in?
Steve reflects on his work in 2016 and the importance of having clear direction. He looks forward to 2017 and setting goals and objectives around his work.
Mary says she wants to focus more on how she feels when she wakes up heading into the day and create her work around that feeling.1 Soundoff #2