Most weeks I am attending a sales conference, partner summit, or training event for high-tech sales people…this week I am with 300 fathers working on establishing a successful home – today is day two. A couple of key points from last night’s kick off. First, if you are a father (or a mother), you can’t achieve the same level of success if your home life is dragging you down. Many have reached new levels of success in business only to look back and realize they’ve lost their family in the process. Here are three top stress areas (out of 15 we reviewed last night) that drag people down:
1. Lack of an exciting and fulfilling purpose – if you don’t have a mission you believe in, you’ll be second guessing what you do every day! This has to be bigger than work – but carry over to work.
2. Believing the lies – everyone carries with them some level of messaging that is playing over and over in their mind. What’s yours? If it’s negative, it will drag you down – “I’m ugly”, “I’m not as important as the executive I am meeting with”, etc. Whatever it is, if it’s negative it will hinder success.
3. Painful memories from wrong decisions…this is a big one. We’ve all made mistakes. Some with business decisions, others with spouses, children, finances (investments in 2000), etc. How often do you recall painful memories in a non-constructive way?
Imagine 15 more of these…well I won’t go on, but just fixing these three will dramatically affect what you do today! Give it some thought and let me know if you want to know more.