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Manufacture Your Day by BEING YOURSELF

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Manufacturing Leadership Training Being

Happy Monday!

Isn’t it crazy how fast the weeks go by? There are weeks when I am less productive than others but I have found it is best when I don’t beat myself up over it.

It cannot be “go, go, go” all the time because this will take a mental toll.

When I first started my business many of my “true” friends had my back. They encouraged and supported me.

I tried really, really hard to make it work BUT trying isn’t good enough.

I was so incredibly focused on “doing” rather than “being”.

Here are a few examples:

  • about 130 cold calls a week
  • creating weekly videos for 2 years
  • engaging in various LinkedIn groups
  • making sure to be present on social media
  • going to networking meetings
  • complimentary speaking engagements at manufacturing conferences
  • writing daily messages for my blog
  • having countless meetings with prospects who weren’t a good fit

Here is the worst part but the best learning experience: I……

  • tried to please my customers rather than being at my personal best for them.
  • thought my clients do me a favour when they hire me rather than thinking how much value I will add to them.
  • allowed some customers to treat me like a “shitty supplier” rather than setting my boundaries.
  • sold myself short rather than seeing my value.
  • tried to sell my clients on what I thought is best for them (with good intentions) rather than truly listening to what’s on their mind.
  • was too consumed with myself rather than focusing on my ability to help others to solve problems.

I didn’t know better at the time. When I knew better, I started to be and do better.

Of course it is important to take action BUT it has to be intentional action. The mind has to be in the game, and I would argue that being comes before doing.

A few examples of what I have learned:

  • How I think will either enhance or worsen my life experience.
  • My emotional state is important.
  • It is so much better to focus on how “I want to be” rather than thinking how I “should be”.
  • I focus on becoming my personal best rather than comparing myself to others.
  • The more I manage to be present and truly enjoy the here and now (mindfulness), I avoid thinking regretful (past) and fearful (future) thoughts.
  • “Accepting and allowing” in business: I believe everything that happens, happens in my favour and for a reason.
  • Sometimes we win, sometimes we learn.

My message to you at the beginning of this week:

YOU have potential to become a better person and a better leader. If you work on that, life will be on your side.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

How often do you focus on “being”?

If you want to know more, please read the article:

The Difference between “Being” and “Doing”

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