How often does it happen that seemingly small decisions bring with them enormously positive gifts, or very negative consequences? We’ll discuss that in our Thought of the Day. And later, in today’s interview, super entrepreneur Steve Olsher asks: not what is your why … but what is your … WHAT? That and more on today’s show.
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- Actions without thought can potentially lead to disastrous consequences. And, even if not disastrous, consistently thoughtless actions can lead to consequences that are certainly counterproductive regarding success financially, physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and in other ways.
- For instance, consider the non-thinking decision to say something hurtful to your spouse or children that, once said, you can’t take back. How will it affect them or your relationship with them?
- What about the non-thinking (or perhaps even thinking) decision to say something less-than-truthful to a prospective customer in the sales process?
- What about the decision you make to call on just one more prospective customer after a day of 27 “no’s”?
- What about the person outside the supermarket who looks hungry and dirty, as though they haven’t eaten? You COULD just walk past them like everyone else does, but what if you give them a few dollars and wish them success?
- What decisions have you made; what decisions are you making; and what decisions will you make … maybe seemingly small ones, that will have a long-lasting effect on your life and that of others?
- The truth is, we don’t necessarily know at the time we make these decisions. But, we can think as we’re about to. We can consciously and thoughtfully determine what the results might or might not be, both negative and positive, and make our decisions based on a new level of consciousness.
Interview with Steve Olsher
- So often we talk about finding your why. But it’s even more important to find your what. Your why is outside your personal wiring; it’s something that you choose. But your what is something that has chosen you. Your what reflects how you’re naturally wired to excel.
- Very few people of greatness have not been through great trials. There comes a point where they decide to overcome the challenges that life has given them. If they can do it, you can do it also.
- In his book What is Your WHAT?, Steve talks about the Seven Life-Altering Principles. It’s based on a premise that your power to influence yourself will always be enormously greater than your power to influence others. Principle #1 is the YaNO: facing the moment of truth where a decision you make can lead you toward your goals, or can take you in a direction that leads you away from your goals.
- It’s hard to take personal responsibility for the choices you make. The you of tomorrow should always look back and give thanks to the you or today. You can’t live in the past, and you can’t stay in the present because it goes by so quickly. You can only really live for tomorrow and lay out a game plan for where you want to go, and be conscious of the choices that will get you there.
- Steve discusses the principle of Unconscious Competence, the state of knowing that is now a part of you. Very few people ever achieve this level because most of us give up before we can reach that level of competence.
- Get your free online copy of What is Your WHAT?
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About the Book
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Joe learns that shifting his focus from getting to giving — constantly and consistently creating value for others — leads to exceptional returns.
Rapidly going from national bestseller to global phenomenon, The Go-Giver has gained a devoted following with over a million copies sold. It’s utilized as a resource in major corporations to small businesses, in schools and churches, in book clubs, and more. Nearly a decade since its original publication, this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.