The company, Amazon, has a dangerous button called, “put on my wish list”. No doubt research has been done to show that this makes buyers some percentage more likely to buy that item.
Last week I asked you to look at your ‘list’ comparing yourself and that leader of choice, and then make a detailed profile of the kind of leader you want and plan to be.
Notice in that challenge, there was no “wish to be”. This isn’t a wish list of characteristics, it’s the checkout bag. It’s what you plan to buy and have money in the bank to purchase it with. Your items are traits and abilities. Your currency is effort and tools you are expending and acquiring. This list ins’t meant to be the end of your vision, but the blue print that needs to claim personal space on your wall or somewhere that you will see it daily.
Our smart phones are a great place to start. Set a daily reminder, during a time you will be around the situation where you want to practice. It might be an alert that goes off right as you’re walking through the front doors of work that says, “Listen for five minutes”. I’d advise you to stay away from alerts that would harm your reputation if seen by others, such as, “Try not to sew my head to the carpet when my supervisor harps on me”. Just putting that suggestion out there…..
As was mentioned last week, I’d love to hear your goals I’ll give feedback if you want it, but more than anything the very act of telling someone else is your first power step toward change.
Good luck, I look forward to hearing from each of you that took the challenge.