In the movie “Miracle”, Kurt Russell plays Herb Brooks -the athlete turned coach who led the 1980 US Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly undefeatable Soviet team – using disruptive techniques and outside of the box thinking to take a team and maximize the potential of each individual player.
#Disruption may be a popular #buzzword in recent years. It speaks to challenging organizations and individuals in mindset and behavior; however this is not a new concept. It’s been employed across industries for many years- usually initiated or spearheaded by ONE individual. Are you this kind of individual?
Are you a #disruptor?
➡️Do you truly appreciate differences in others – and maximize their #strengths? (especially when they differ from your own?)
➡️Do you see #potential where others see problems?
➡️Do you take time to identify what the strengths are in others?
➡️Are you curious about your own strengths or areas that you might have talent in that you haven’t explored yet?
➡️Do you study the patterns of behaviors of others, who have the desired outcomes that you wish to have?
➡️When something is working well do you still think of ways to #improve, #enhance?, or #innovate?
Did you know that the reflexive part (not the #logical part) of your brain 🧠 – which is OUTSIDE of your #awareness, is responsible for judgement? 🤯
It’s reactionary, and differs from one person to the next based on life history, experiences and choices in current surroundings/allowed influence.
It can be altered.
But… not without deliberate #effort.
➡️What are you #allowing yourself to be #influenced by?
➡️Do you immerse yourself in experiences outside of your comfort zone every now and again?
➡️Do you make an effort to get to know what people are about who are different from you? Their origins, experiences, upbringing? Or are you more comfortable with a group of people similar to you? (Most of us are)
➡️When others around you are being judge-mental do you break the pattern perhaps by asking why they are making that assumption or at least think of it internally? Or do you just go with the flow?
Its not complicated to start changing reflexive decision making, but it’s not #easy, because most of us don’t stop to think of these concepts. Unless our parents taught us or we stumbled into experiences that helped form us.
So start now. It’s never too late to keep growing in your personal development, which in turn optimizes your #contribution😊
I do not neglect to do the small things I #CAN do #EVERYDAY.👊
Yes, even on #Sunday
How is any day that precedes your #goals, #vision and #personal #development any less important than another? They all feed into each other, right?
🤔What #actions & #behaviors align with the goals and vision you have?
🤔 What does that look like? What are the #easy things #YOU #CAN #DO? Daily.
🤔 What is your personal brand? For me, being #strong & #embodied are 🔑.
To feel this way internally, I *personally* require daily #gym, #meditation, #prayer, #reading, and #relationship with others – face to face. This also means I’m an early riser to ensure my needs are met.
Doing this enables me to best #serve & #encourage others.
Listen guys, I have so much fun. I go on vacation. I have an adult 🍸if I like, & may eat 🍕🍩in the same day I eat salads & ingest my AM cocktail of nanogreens, fiber etc.
I also #workout on vacation. Every. Day.
I read. Every. Day.
Why? Because it’s #easy! It aligns with my needs, to be at my best. Everyday is #important. *Every* *day* #counts.
What actions can you #commit to start doing #daily to affect your #outcomes? Learn more? Be more active or involved with others? Join a group or brainstorming session? Encourage others?
As individuals, our values and vision are different. And that’s okay! What is not okay is to never stop to determine… what ARE my values? What do I want? What is my vision in terms of what outcomes do I want to produce?
If you don’t stop to think of this, then how can you possibly put into action the behaviors, thoughts, and steps to move in the direction you desire?
You CAN do anything. You can start reading more.
You can start eating foods that nourish your body and mind.
You can schedule time to check in with yourself and meditate or just have kind thoughts towards yourself and others. This is mindfulness and develops presence. Be in body.
You can go for a walk. Or run. Or gym session.
You can call a friend or schedule a meal with family.
To do all the good things you can do, you may have to stop doing some things. Think of any?
Stop saying yes to requests that don’t line up with your vision.
Stop (or reduce) eating junk that makes you sick and depletes your energy.
Stop staying up late wasting too much time on social media – freeing up time to read and enhance your mind, or simply rest.
Stop procrastinating and start preparing for your day/week/month.
Let’s start taking care of these amazing bodies and brains we have by living a life of deliberate intention around our vision & values.
I was asked this question many years ago by a coach. And I couldn’t answer.🥵🤬
I was too lost in the expectations of others, & trapped in my insecurities & self limiting beliefs. In that moment I wanted to give *her* an answer she’d approve of🤯🤫😐
I had #work to do.🤔😔And that’s okay.
This year I am #grounded. I have been doing the work and embracing my #experiences which have shaped me into who I am. The good. The bad. The beautiful. The fat. The ugly. The moods. The silly🙃.
#I #am #me.
Now I can answer that question in SO many ways. As an #affirmation. In generalities. In #tangibles and #intangibles.
Don’t be afraid to be find yourself, be yourself and learn to know & grow in WHO YOU ARE and what.YOU.want.
We have one☝️chance called life…Stop being afraid. Stop saying #sorry.
Today, I ask my clients this same basic question.
In “live” time people get stuck. Many of us are so consumed in what others want or expect from us – we can’t even answer the question without time – so I give it out as a homework assignment- if you will.🤓
A great “end answer” would be to respond (in time) with an #affirmation – even if just for this year.
At 25 years old a #struggling to survive- Conor McGregor declared to his father with utmost #resolve that he *would be* a #millionaire.
In #Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell refers to years of research to share the common thread that makes #TheGreats#great.
A prevalent theme is the 10,000 rule- the idea (not new) is that it takes 10,000 hours of #practice in the pursuit of being great at something to accomplish #mastery, & obtain #desired#outcomes. Many did this in a remarkably short amount of time.
Think #neurosurgeons (4 hours a day over 10 years) then #musicians or #photographers who were late in entering their craft, yet dedicated to honing in their potential through #discipline.
It all begins with the #BELIEF – that they possess within them #desire, #potential & #capacity to achieve their goal.
So, although many start with innate ability then add effort, others *could* achieve #greatness through consistency in showing up. There’s #hope!
Adversely, many who are supremely #talented …waste it.
➡️How to build #Belief in 3 steps:
1️⃣ Grow your #Confidence:”One’s appreciation of one’s own abilities / feeling #certain about the #truth of something”
To see us succeed in connection, emotional intelligence, compassion and self belief – making our crazy world a better place to be.
A world where every day people emerge as leaders in life.
Where simple coaching tools and insight can help develop mind muscle and resilience in times where connection- even to your *own self* and *your* wants, desires and beliefs are snuffed & confused by the all consuming buzz of distraction.
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