When I travel, I like to meet with my clients before I begin training their teams. It’s important that we’re on the same page, that I understand the needs of the business owner, and that they know my working style.
We had a great dinner together. It was casual and we began to get to know each other on a deeper, more personal level. Toward the end of dinner, I asked a question for which the answer is usually predictable.
In this Wednesdays With Wayne, I’m about to share with you the answer he gave that shook me up quite a bit.
Me (in a light, upbeat tone): So, what are you hoping for or expecting from me? I thought he’d say, “Oh, just do what you think is best for us” or something like that. I smiled as I awaited his answer.
Him (smiling back): Excellence.
I laughed and told him that of course he’d get that. I always bring that and I expect it of myself.
And yet, that word… that single...
Arrrrggggghhhhh!!! Those thoughts. Even DynamicLeaders and High Performers have those thoughts that creep in. They give you the “gift” of self-doubt. They tell you to think again and they remind you that you’re not good enough.
In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, I call B.S. on that! And you can too!
There’s a quick “pattern interrupt” you can use for yourself.
It’s fast and it works like MAGIC!
Try this now and see how you feel –
Lean back, take a breath, look up, and say (or think really loudly) Reset – Reset!!!
Really, it’s three steps all wrapped into one action: Lean back, take a breath (and blow it out) while saying “Reset! Reset!” If you wanted to, you could toss in “I’m A DynamicLeader®” after saying Reset. It makes for a powerful statement.
Here’s the thing: You’ve been looking downward at your...
The concept of “set point” came up in a recent coaching conversation. While typically associated with a certain weight that a body seems to settle at, I believe that the notion of set-point extends to other factors in our lives including fitness, finances, and friendship. I also believe that we can shift any given set point and not settle for what’s comfortable (even uncomfortably comfortable).
You get comfortable, you settle for what’s easy, and in so doing, you hold yourself back. High performing DynamicLeaders don’t hold themselves back, and in this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, you’re diving into what I call The Cost Of Comfort.
On my recent coaching call, we discussed what an ideal weight was, what was easy, and what trigger there was as an alert to change something. The truth is that you probably aren’t at your ideal weight. In addition to that truth is the fact that it is likely that you haven’t...
During my most recent MasterMind* group, a thought came up for me. I wondered about abundance. And I did some internal reflection on what was “enough.” They’re not mutually exclusive, in fact, in a Venn diagram, they’re probably overlapping.
*A MasterMind is a group of people who come from a variety of different backgrounds and businesses to work on core problems, either personal or universal. The concept is that if I have an apple and you have an apple and we trade apples, we each still have an apple. If I have an idea and you have an idea and we share ideas, we now have AT LEAST two ideas. …at least!!! (See below for how you can join an amazing mastermind with me!)
I guess the sweet spot is to really live in that space of truly having enough while feeling abundant.
Yet the questions gnawed at me and I know that every so often, I need a perspective reset. It’s one thing to see others with...
Just as you watch a child move through stages of growth or watch people progress through a class, you can tell just how they’re growing based on the questions they pose. You can actually see what kind of perspective a person has in his/her world by the questions they ask.
In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, you get to explore your own growth and challenge your perspective. Are you seeing enough? Are you asking the right questions? Have the questions you’re asking changed?
My clients show their maturation through the process of leadership in a variety of ways. Over the course of weeks and in just a few months, my clients gain a new perspective about their lives. In so growing, the nature of the questions they ask changes.
Maybe you have kids. Maybe you’re around people who act like kids. Maybe this is you. Think about your current situation. Whether you’re at work, at home, or just...
You’re probably on the go… again! It’s been a week already and we’re not even done. Like most high performers, you’re feeling the pressure to get it all done.
In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne I’ll show you THE best way to hold it all together. It actually hit me in the shower and I knew I had to share this with you. Yep, I was wet and naked and thinking of you. (Okay, so… maybe you didn’t need to know that. Let’s keep going here.)
I have a lot on my plate.
The themes that come up in my work with my clients across the country inspire me to share this with you as a Wednesdays With Wayne post. It feels a little more personal when the themes my clients wrestle with are the same ones that seem to crop up for me. If there are that many indicators of a direction, I’d better pay attention.
And that leads me to the concepts to consider this week. We have wishes and desires. We have intentions. And we have the things we do.
Life is AWESOME when those align.
Last week I asked you to explore what was important and to really define for yourself what is important right now vs. what is important and can still wait. When you have wishes and desires you choose to DO something about them. You can choose to simply wish. Or you can choose to move toward attaining your wish.
You create an intention. And then, you take action.
When you create an intention, you move that wish to a planned...
Life can be pretty complex sometimes. What I bring to you via my Wednesdays With Wayne often reflects the themes that are coming up for my clients pretty regularly. Sometimes, what I write about is parallel to what’s going on in my own life. So by joining me here, we’re working through some things together. Thanks for that. It’s a pretty amazing journey and it’s good to have you along!
As we enter the third month of this year, it’s not a bad time to give some thought to what you intended as you stepped into 2017. I taught my kids to ask themselves this question: Is what I’m doing right now getting me closer to or further from my goal? That’s an important question because it presupposes that you actually set goals (vs. wishes) and that you are taking action to move towards them.
It’s the beginning of a new month and we're still in the first quarter of the year, so it’s a GREAT...
We recently switched the kind of pans we use when cooking on the stove. Sure, that’s a strange thing to think about for a Wednesdays With Wayne topic. And here we are. What do stovetops, pans, and you have in common?
Sometimes the pan brings elements to the food being cooked that we don’t always account for. There are flavors that come through based on the type of pan you use. AND there’s a cooking speed that certain pans have, and that affects the food. That is, some pans heat up quickly and transfer that energy to the food evenly. Some seem to take forever, but when they’re at temperature, they hold it.
So… to bring this analogy back to you – what do you bring to your day? How fast do you come up to speed and how brightly do you burn? Do you hold that energy throughout your day or do you need new infusions of energy to keep you going?
You transfer your energy to fuel your...
What’s next for you? Not, what are you working on now, but really… what’s next?
It’s a huge question because in the world of motivation, that’s the key. In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne you get to do a little reflecting and THIS will help your leadership.
I recently finished shooting a series of videos for my online course on Leadership, Success, and Significance. When the last one was done, it didn’t feel great. I didn’t have a surge of “wahhooooo!” I didn’t feel relief.
I wanted to think about what’s next. It turns out, there’s some research in the area of neurochemistry that backs up the great feeling that comes with “next.” Being almost at the finish line drives you to feel a whole lot better than actually crossing the finish line.
Research in aging shows the need for a need for “next,” too. To stay engaged, we need to...