I am writing this as my wife is on the phone to one of our friends…
talking about our daughters 21st birthday party in January..
If you notice this not making sense it’s because I have two conversations going on in my head..
(This one with you now.. and her’s in the background… A proven male limitation.. we can only do one thing at a time..)
This time next week I’ll be in Margaret River surfing with Blakey, my son James and two of his mates at our Blue Rocket Planning Bootcamp..
Anyway.. what a week.. Tiger Woods… talk about Yin and Yan.. does every human have two sides?
The paradox of life..
Obama gets a Nobel Prize just after announcing a 30,000 troop increase in Afghanistan..
The shades of grey of life… Handling two competing ideas at the same time..
Which leads to the week..
Looking in my diary.. What happened..? What are the lessons..?
IF YOU’RE A LEADER… LEAD
With a couple of clients this week… the importance of leadership came up again..
Leading means taking people from where they are to somewhere better..
It is a function… not just a position.. It is an active word.. Lead…
You are a shepherd… a coach.. a challenger of the status quo…
Looking through some quotes on leadership this one sums up part of what I am thinking about this week..
As Dwight D Eisenhower said…
‘You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.’
(my darling has stopped talking… )
DON’T LET YOUR CASE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR POST
You might be out of your comfort zone..
You might be doubting yourself..
You might be having a bad day..
But don’t let that crap spill all over your people..
Your energy either lifts, inspires, empowers the people you work with ..
Or it’s toxic, destructive and disabling..
As a leader.. if you have problems with your own energy and thinking.. go see a professional..
Every minute you are drowning in your own misery.. you are stuffing up your team..
Step up, step down or step aside..
Do something.. but don’t sit there in your misery doing nothing..
In fact, doing nothing is not doing nothing when you’re a leader… it’s going backwards..
Clean out the crap from between your ears and get on with it..
If you can’t clean out the crap… change the environment you are in..
(Which is one reason Tiger is going to an island in Sweden..
Change the environment, change the thinking…and seek professional help Tiger…
a) you can afford it
b) you can’t afford not to
c) chances are, real, lasting change won’t happen unless you do..
MASTERMINDS PAY BIG DOLLARS
Without going into detail, the Mastermind series for 2009 with one client finished this week..
The results were phenomenal..
When we calculated the results.. the average benefit worked out at around $80,000 net profit difference for each participant..
ie: for the $2500 they each invested.. they got $80,000 extra in their pockets per year..
Some as high as $210,000 extra…
That’s around $400,000 each over the next 5 years..
Another investment property.. another boat.. a trust fund for their children and grandchildren.. another business..
The structure and system we have now designed and implemented WORKS..
If you have a team of 15 or more.. or you’re part of a Franchise system.. you might seriously want to consider how to take advantage of our Blue Rocket Mastermind System..
These clients now know, they could have tried to do this on their own… but
a) they didn’t
b) and in the past, when they got together, the meetings were never structured in a such a way as to truly harness in a positive way, the collective brainpower in the room… nor were they focused on specific, hands on, business improvement solutions…
They now know, they need a facilitated, structured Mastermind process to get these types of results..
Clarity leads to power..
If you’re a coach, consultant, trainer… or you’re thinking of becoming one.. Lock in Feb 20-21 in Sydney for our 2 day
Coaching and Consulting Mastermind weekend..
We’ll be giving you more details shortly..
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There are free samples of brilliant interviews with business leaders, top coaches and inspiring sales legends..
Some people had trouble a couple of months ago accessing them.. so here is a reminder..
I was looking at the page yesterday and was reminded what a great package of inspiration and information is in that offer..
Clients are raving each month about what arrives in their mail and how it stimulates and coaches their sales teams for less than the cost of a cup of coffee and biscuit each week.
Give yourself an early Christmas present..
Time to hit the pool..
Have a good week.
Leigh Farnell and John Blake