Are you in search of the Magic Pill to Transform your Business?
It’s a true statement that a majority of the problems we encounter in business can be dealt with not through a huge investment of money, not with a radical change in tools or technology or staff, and not by switching industries. Sometimes those things are needed. However, in all my many years of working with businesses, from the CEOs to the front-of-house administrative support, the “magic pill” to remarkable, life-changing results lies between one’s own two ears.
Those who know me will tell you, I love to learn. Over the years, I’ve studied with some of the best, read more books than I can count, and attended workshops and seminars on everything from office organization and decluttering to powerful CEO leadership, team building, and industry-specific training. By far what I enjoy studying the most is the power of the mind.
My mentor, Bob Proctor, has studied with some of the world’s most renowned thought leaders. He introduced me to masterpieces like Earl Nightingale’s “The Strangest Secret” and Wallace D. Wattle’s “The Science of Getting Rich.” Through these and many other powerful works, I discovered that truly, the change I was seeking was waiting inside me to be nurtured and brought to bear!
So, what are the tangible lessons I can give to you to begin the process of transformation, of deep and lasting change?
Learn to let go of the paradigms, or belief systems, that you’ve been hanging on to perhaps since childhood, that no longer serve you. If you were wired from a young age to never talk to strangers, and now you’re trying to be a successful salesperson, you’re likely experiencing discomfort. Sales definitely involves reaching out to new people who don’t know you. Grab a notepad right now and write out as many of your belief systems as you can think of. Then, explore how each of those might be preventing you from growing and moving forward.
The mind is a sponge. Garbage in, garbage out. Positive in, positive out. What do you feed your mind daily? For me, I like to start each day with review of some key items:
- At least a verse from the Bible, centered around a word for the day that’s on my heart or mind.
- My Personal Affirmations, which anchor my current highest aspirations.
- A reading on Serenity, which brings me to an absolute state of calm.
- The Self-Confidence Formula from Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”
You’ll have your own ritual. Whatever it is, include time to clear your mind and enrich your soul.
Accountability ensures a higher rate of follow-through. This may come in a variety of forms. You may have a spouse, significant other or close friend who provides accountability in your personal life, whereas you might prefer a business colleague or your coach hold you accountable to professional commitments. Many of our clients retain multiple accountability partners for a variety of needs. If no one is holding you accountable, your odds of following through are unsurprisingly low.
So yes, for most of what troubles you, it IS in your head – what you feed it, how you sustain it, and who you share it with are the magic pills. The key is, now that we made it clear for you, what do you choose to do?
CEO & Founder, McLean International LLC
Speaker, Author and Certified Coach
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