Impossible

Nelson Mandela once wrote “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.

I love that quote because thinking back in time, there are so many things that were thought to be impossible…until they were done.

Flying in an airplane was impossible…until it was done.

Eradicating smallpox was impossible…until it was done.

How many things that we now think are impossible will be done in our lifetime? It’s somewhat mind boggling what can be accomplished with belief and determination.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

One negative

One negative voice can offset a lot of positive voices.

It’s amazing how one persons negativity can drain an entire room of energy.

One no can put doubt in many people wanting to say yes.

When trying to get approval, or consensus, it’s important to figure out where the negativity will come from and try to change that…and if that doesn’t work, you might have to get rid of the no’s all together.

Have a great and positive day!

Lawrence

Where to start

It’s easy to want to help others.

It’s easy to give advice to others.

It’s easy to try to be there for others but when looking at where to start, consider starting with yourself.

It’s difficult to help others when you need help yourself.

As an example, a drunk wont be successful telling someone else not to drink.

A person who is overweight wont be successful telling someone else how to lose weight.

A failed business person will struggle telling someone else how to run their business.

Sometimes people need to realize they need to start fixing their own problems before trying to help others.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

What’s going right?

It’s quite common to look at an organization and ask “what is going wrong?” and then try to fix the problem.

What if we started focusing on what is going right?

Learn from what is going right.

Repeat what is going right.

Expand what is going right.

Get rid of the rest.

Just a thought

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Control Expenses

A lot of people put a big emphasis on generating more revenue but they might want to consider controlling expenses as well.

When you can minimize expenses you can survive a downturn in revenue but even with an upturn in revenue, uncontrolled expenses can be fatal to an organization.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Pain

The willingness to withstand pain will frequently determine a persons likelihood for success.

Whether it’s the pain that comes with training or the pain that comes from waiting it’s the rare person who becomes an overnight success. More often the “overnight success” spent 20 years preparing for their sudden success.

Too often it’s the pain that stops the success and that is a shame because people can handle a lot more pain than they believe they can.

Have a great day!

Lawrence