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Know How to Tie Into Profit

 

 

“Every generation needs and new revolution,” was Thomas Jefferson’s conclusion toward the end of his life. He was talking about what he believed was an “everybody’s entitlement” which put an ever increasing burden on those who produce.

Well, revolutions are in fact a bit messing and aren’t really the best remedy but the reality is that in organizations, when there are those who are entitled, they consume the salary dollars, bonus pay potential and rob the very souls who those who are all in.

Be that person who steps up to add value by first taking ownership to know what metrics should be hit and what is expected…and then being authentic in your regular reporting to those metrics so you can get coaching if you fall behind and become that “increasing burden on those who produce.”

Thank You For Your Projection

 

I have a brilliant friend, a retired Episcopal Priest, who is one of the most insightful people I ever talk with. One day, when he was sharing his interpretations of the world in a way of found mesmerizing, I said, “Richard, you are such a brilliant man with such a kind heart.” He responded by saying, “Thank you for your projection.” I say, “HUH????”

He said, “I don’t take compliments seriously—nor do I take criticism seriously because I know it comes from the projection of other people. Karl Jung taught us that we project onto others our disowned parts of ourselves. In otherwords, what we like about others is what we like about ourselves. What we don’t like in others speaks highly of the work we must do on ourselves.”

So, be careful when you said negative things about others—it often reveals more about you than it does about the person.

Speak highly of others and assume the best in them. So when you project, you project the good.

Be The Miracle

 

Wouldn’t it be nice of somebody dealt with those people who aren’t doing their job to the standards of the organization. And wouldn’t it be nice of somebody dealt with that person who speaks negatively about others—a gossip of sorts who makes it unsafe for anyone to turn their back on that person.

And wouldn’t it be nice if somebody made the office look nicer, picked up the messes, fixed the copier and decorated for the holidays.

Well, look around. There is nobody with a name take that says “somebody.” That means…you’re it!

So how about you being at cause—being the source of solutions. What if you chose to “be the miracle?

Procrastination

 

Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich sys that “Old Man Procrastination stands within the shadow of every human being, waiting his opportunity to spoil one’s chances for success. Most of us go through life as failures because we are waiting for the “time to be right” to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be “just right.”

Napoleon was on to something. It’s about taking action every day toward our desired outcomes. Instead of waiting for the time to be right, take action now.

How to Recover from a Big Setback

 

Want to know what successful and wealthy people know? They know that cultivating a habit of persistence is the insurance against failure.”

Every failure brings with it the see of an equivalent advantage—a learning that is transformative if applied.

My dear friend Ron says it best—“If you are in business, you have problems. Business IS solving problems. So, such it up better cup. Next time you have a set back, welcome it as a teachable moment and persistently pursue in the direction of your desired outcome instead of using your setback as an excuse on why it can not be done.”