Very productive Workshop on Leadership and Time-Management with the Hotel Association of Los Cabos. Great questions and involvement from the participants. Thank you for having me!
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Napoleon Hill - 'Think and Grow Rich'
This morning I just fell over this quote and decided to use it for you today.
"Take the lid off your marvelous mind and dream. Goal Achievers do not limit themselves. There is no reason why you cannot have the good you desire, if you can see yourself with it. Your imagination is one of your most marvelous mental faculties.
Do what all Goal Achievers do and use it properly."
Bob Proctor from The ABCs of Success
The problem is that when you went to school the teachers would tell you to pay attention which basically meant to stop fantasizing. If you then got bad grades the teacher would talk to your parents and explain that you are dreaming during class. So then your parents told you to pay attention and so on. And finally you gave in and stopped using your imagination. But imagination is one of our most important mental faculties. Everything is created twice. First in someone's imagination and then for everyone to see. This is how humanity accomplished internet, planes, TV, electricity, cars, going to the moon... someone imagined these things.
Are you using your imagination?
Have a great day, Marc
Because I really love this little book I'd like to start this week with another quote from it. Please reflect on it!
"More of the same usually just gives you more of the same...Try a little harder and get a little bigger payoff. Try a lot harder and you can expect a lot better results. Right?
Well, possibly. But it's definitely not a sure thing.
Sooner or later you're going to reach the point where you can't try harder. It may be that your spirit flags, or that your physical and mental resources are stretched to the limit. And often, well before you come to that set of circumstances, you reach the point of diminishing return-trying harder and harder starts producing less and less. Sometimes, in fact, intensifying your efforts produces nothing except bigger problems.
...Now this is not an argument against self-discipline or persistence. Those are true virtues...
Keep in mind that trying harder (even a lot harder) sometimes offers little more than a straight path to burnout. Attempting to succeed through "more of the same," being resolute, and relying on committed effort, can blind you to better pathways.
You have to follow new patterns of thought and action."
Price Pritchett - You2
This event came about because the team had a session in the beginning of the year on setting their goals. Unfortunately, as it happens to most people, the team gave up on it. So what does it take to achieve your goals? Well, it starts with setting the 'right' goal, a goal that inspires you and gives you a purpose. A goal that gets you out of bed in the morning. People without a goal are lost. Once you have a goal that inspires you, you need to do the necessary steps to achieve it EVERY DAY. Do 6 action steps every day and you will get closer to your goal every day.
Most of us are living from the outside - in and let circumstances and conditions decide how we feel, think and what actions we are taking. If the news are telling you the economy is bad, you probably start to worry and get anxious. But there is always people that make money in crises because they create the circumstances of their liking. This might be a tough one to understand but you create and are responsible for the outside circumstances. Remember first is the action then the reaction.
Rewarding Workshop yesterday with the 'Concierge Associaton of Los Cabos'.
Due to the question of stressful multitasking (which by the way does not exist!), that came up several times at the Q&A yesterday I would like to quote Genevieve Behrend from "Your Invisible Power"....
"Having reached a state of ordered mentality, you are no longer in a constant state of mental hurry. Hurry is Fear, and consequently destructive."
When you do an activity, give it your all attention. Don't think about the other things you need to do after or did before. This way your work will be more effective, productive and the result of higher quality.
This is so true for the hospitality industry, actually any service industry. Love this quote.
"...your success will always be measured by the quality and quantity of service you render, and money is a yardstick for measuring this service. No person can get rich themselves, unless they first enrich others."
Earl Nightingale "The Strangest Secret"
Are you only doing what is asked of you or are you giving more service than you are paid for? If you do give more you will earn more money.
Consciously or not, there are existing lineages of families who have been using a specific success formula.