The things you pick up when you’re driving in the car with your family..
Yesterday I was waiting for my darling wife to do a bit of shopping and I happened to flick open the women’s magazine Grazia she had left sitting on the passenger seat..
(I mean, what else is a man to do if he just doesn’t want to see the inside of ONE more supermarket..?)
Sure some of you enlightened chaps would go in and hold the basket or wheel the trolley (but yesterday, I just didn’t want to do that..)
So I opened up the mag…
On the cover was a picture of actress Demi Moore..
The headline ..‘Demi’s New Face – The Secret of her Amazing Makeover.’
What Can YOUR COMPANY Learn from Demi Moore?
The inside article talked about how only a few months ago she was shattered and drugged out and had to go to rehab..
Now, only a few months later, she has transformed herself..
Not with a bit of nip and tuck..
But with an ‘inside out’ revitalisation and rejuvenation programme..
She is going to Deepak Chopra’s Wellness Spa once a week..
‘Grazia can reveal that, on this occasion, the 49 year old’s reinvention is 100 percent natural: a higher kilojoule diet, regular meditation and weekly visits to the Chopra Center for Wellbeing…’
The mag shows how she is now glowing with natural energy and abundance..
It looked pretty real to me (but then PhotoShop might also be a response from the cynical mind..)
Either way, it was a good case study in personal transformation.. Reinvention..
A good case study in seeking out a coach, a guru, an advisor and working from the ‘inside out.’
It got me thinking about my clients businesses and especially their Sales and Business Development processes..
Almost everyone wants Transformation…
Almost everyone wants to get healthier, higher level business performance..
And the answer is the same..
We all have to start with an ‘inside out’ transformation..
Whether you need rehab…revitalisation… or reinvention….it all starts in the same place..
Reaching out to someone who can help you make the change…
Picking up the phone..
Taking the first step..
Ideally you immerse yourself in an environment or a programme that can take you by the hand and guide you through the maze of excuses, justifications and BS Self Talk that holds you back..
Just last Friday we did a fantastic session of Sales System ReInvention and Rejuvenation with Mark and the team at DMD Storage Solutions..
Even the most experienced in business and business development can do with some rejuvenation and reinvention..
LESSON FROM MY DAUGHTER’S WALL
This morning I was driving my darling daughter Grace to pick up her car and she read out something from her Facebook wall that really hit the spot..
So I wanted to share it with you..
It was called ‘Love Letter to the World’
(I have since found it on a blog called ‘Your Courageous Life’)
Hope you like it..
In the face of complaints, look that person in the eye and imagine what it might have been like to be raised to see only what is wrong.
In the face of selfishness, wonder what it might be like to walk the world with a feeling of lack, of depletion.
In the face of insults, consider where this person first learned that it’s okay to abuse others.
In the face of disconnection, think about what causes it, and ask if your response will widen the river between the two of you.
In the face of laziness, recognize the fear of living big dreams.
In the face of extremism or fundamentalism, see the clinging, as well as the terror-filled silence that would arise for that person if they risked letting go.
In the face of controlling behavior, understand the chaos that must have bred it.
In the face of “always needing to be right,” see how often this person was once made wrong.
In the face of arrogance or bravado, hold gently that still, small piece that says “I’m not enough.”
In the face of drama or attention-seeking, see the person who wishes so much to be seen.
In the face of accusation, imagine what it might be like to live life with suspicion.
In the face of judgement or comparisons, step into the opportunity the world has just provided you for practicing love and acceptance.
In the face of passive-aggressiveness, recognize the child that wasn’t taught a safe way to express their truth.
In the face of anger, see the pain of isolation from others.
Most importantly: In the face of ferocious hatred, believe in the possibility that there exists the potential for equally as big, intense, lovely and fiery ferocious love.
I said to Grace, ‘that would be a good thing to put on your wall..’
She said ‘you mean my Facebook wall or my bedroom wall?’
I meant ‘bedroom wall’ but there you go, this generation has both real and virtual walls.. real and virtual friends…. let’s hope I stay her real and not ‘virtual’ parent..
Hope this helps.
Have a good week.