Podcast Transcript: Welcome to Episode 5 of Grow For It! This is a podcast for business owners, managers and professionals. The goal is to give me a chance to work in the space between your ears – you know, on your mindset – to help you to focus on the things that really matter to your success.
I want to enable you to concentrate on pursuing your vision, setting meaningful goals and engaging in the day-to-day activities that will have the biggest impact.
Thanks for joining me and investing a few minutes of your time. This episode deals with one of my favorite consulting topics.
We’re going to consider reasons you should Harness the Power of Listening to Your Heart as a method to overcome FEAR.
In episode 4, we touched on several ways to use your financial metrics for business planning. We talked about the importance of focusing on net margin dollars, as opposed to top-line, gross revenue.
Since this podcast deals with your mindset, today we’re going to explore “motivation.” If you’re ready, Let’s Grow For It!
You may recall we’ve spent the last four episodes discussing vision, goals and a few tactics. Now, let’s come back to a very basic question. It’s related to your vision. “What’s Your Motivation?”
Think of your career (maybe even your life) as a book. When you get to the end of the last chapter, will it have been worth the read?
Some of the best business coaching discussions I’ve had are those during which we pushed back from the conference room table and explored the question: “Why Are You Actually Doing This?”
Some of the answers I’ve heard amazed me. Guiding a client through this unpacking of his/her answer is an incredibly interesting process. Some of the most rewarding moments are when you see that lightbulb turn on. It doesn’t happen automatically. I have to be able to reach that point with my client where he/she feels safe enough to be vulnerable.
I continue to be surprised by how many people allow their dreams to be confined or ignored, simply out of FEAR.
“What would my colleagues think?”
“Would my family support my decision?”
“Do I really have what it takes?”
Over the years, I’ve met and worked with some incredible people who’ve dealt with these issues and found a way to break through. Read more