Recently I read an article that inspired me to share these 2 rules:
1. Never give power away to an event that has not yet occurred. Humans are motivated by fear and greed, as well as faith and service. When I am slow to call a sales prospect, I am giving away my power. When I am slow to develop a new project, I am giving away my power. Fear leads to fright, freeze, or flight. (Those 3 ancient responses that humans share with all mammals…) Instead, I can choose to be fearless. To live in faith toward serving others. Why would I ever give away my power?
2. Get great. Many people talk about great figures in history, as if familiarity is a reflection of greatness. Some were my professors and colleagues. That is B.S. I have met hundreds of leadership coaches and speakers. Few of them are great people. I have had hundreds of teachers from all walks of life. Few of them are great people. The only purpose of human life is to get great. Nothing else matters. I can get great at serving others. I can get great at loving my family. I can get great at purposeful work. I can get great in countless ways… Action leads to learning.
So, some coaching questions are:
1. “How are you choosing to be fearless?”
2. ” What are you doing to get great?”
Then share your answers with an accountability partner. If you are stuck, hire a great coach. Today.
Last week I met a great writer. He opened with, “Frankly, I am the best copy editor I have ever met.” He sells fiction online. And writes corporate copy. And has never done anything else… He is great. Call me if you need a great writer named Patrick.
What do you think others are saying about you and your work?