Sometimes it’s the small things in life that make a big difference in shaping our attitudes. On any given day any number of factors may be influencing our behavior, without our even being aware of it. Sound familiar to you?
Last weekend (April 30 -May2) I participated in the SOBCon 2010 Conference here in Chicago. For more information regarding this event please visit the SOBCon Blog, or refer to my May 1st blog article.
I enjoyed many aspects of this conference, but One of my favorite moments was a presentation by Hank Wasiak, entitled “Asset-Based Business Thinking.” (ABT) Hank is a credible speaker, and the c0-author of the book “Change the Way You See Everything.”
One of Hank’s talking points is “Power is who you are, not what you have.” He believes small shifts in the way you think make seismic differences in the way you are perceived by others. Check out the following video which was shot through the lens of children. It does a wonderful job of demonstrating the value of ABT!
- Create your own “mega moment” map and then focus on following it.
- Believe in something big – Find your mighty cause! Focus your time and energy in fulfilling it.
- Make desire more important than fear — Let your passion be your guide, driving your actions.
- Your Mentors Matter – Imitate them shamelessly, and often.
- Relating is an attitude and an action — To find common ground with someone, you must see value in doing it and then follow up.
- Have Courageous Conversations — Talk to people, with conviction, about your assets and aspirations.
- Knock someone’s socks off — Impress someone, not with what you say, but what you do.
“In life it’s not whether the glass is half full, or half empty, its what is in the glass. We need to forget perfection and pursue progress.”
— Hank Wasiak
Quoting Wasiak, “Who’s on your Mt. Rushmore?”
Qualities you admire in people most likely you have inside of you. You just may not have realized it yet. As Human beings we are drawn to other people with similar value systems.
A great way to end each day is with a reflective ABT bedtime story. Can you Identify 5 good things that happened to you today? If you make a habit of doing this consistently, you will go to bed inspired, and you will wake up energized!
Many of us think about what our legacies will be when we depart from this world. Why not live them now?
Do these thoughts resonate with you? What special techniques do you use in your routine to get fired up about life? We would love to hear about them.