THOUGHT FOR TODAY!!
“Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.”
It is What’s Up Wednesday…..
I was struggling to come up with a name for today’s game. Then I paused and realized I had the focus in my world on me, I was in my head as some would say. If that doesn’t make sense, don’t worry I’ll say more.
So “What’s Up Wednesday” makes perfect sense for today – it is “hey what’s up?” in the other persons world. What is happening with them, what is happening in their business? It is in those questions that I can find the opportunity to make a difference for that person or that person’s business. (Ultimately that all comes down to making a difference for THAT person)
When we speak of discovering “pain” in our business process the focus has to be on the other person. The distractions & circumstances of my own life have to be put aside or I won’t be able to hear or see the other guy’s pain. And rest assured, we all have those circumstances that call us to focus on ourselves, to pull us back from being all we can be, pull us back from making a real difference.
That is enough said on that!
So the invitation today is to look and see if circumstances in your life are pulling you off track (remember last week we had Derailed? Wednesday). As they say in sports, get out of your head. Set those aside, focus on the future you are creating, the one you are building before you, Where can I place the next brick, where is the next building stone?
What is the next thing to do? If the next thing is to shore up the foundation, then stay focused on how that contributes and builds the future. Focus on the difference you can make for your clients, customers and while you are at it, for the people you encounter today.
Welcome to What’s Up Wednesday!
Love to hear if this made any difference for your day today…….