This is the second of our two-part series about assumptions. When you assume something, you’re drawing a conclusion without concrete evidence to back it up. In Part One, we explored where assumptions come from and how they limit our success. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at how you can challenge your assumptions and keep them from getting in your way.
I’m always looking for ways to make my life more enjoyable and fun. Sometimes that means getting through obstacles more quickly. This week’s Tip by Steve Straus helps you look at one of life’s little snags in a new way.
At the end of each year, just as I ask you to review your prior year accomplishments and set your goals for the new year, I do the same exercises. Many times, I would merely tweak the prior year’s goals to create this year’s goals. Read this week’s Tip to learn how 2013 will be different for me.
This week’s Tip provides 6 questions to ask yourself as you consider how you did on your 2012 goals and how that time of reflection can help in setting your 2013 goals. See the What’s New section for a process to capture your accomplishments and set your goals.
This week’s Tip by Steve Straus, on considering the impact I am having, resonated for me. Sometimes I forget or lose touch with this knowledge. And then, I am reminded – a prior client calls to say thank you. Or, I close my eyes and breathe and remember I chose the work I do for a reason and get back in touch with that feeling and knowing. Do you know the impact you are having?
How do you get creative? Get great ideas and inspirations? In this week’s Tip, I share some ways that work for me and my clients.
This week’s Tip has you stop and reflect on the first half of the year. Using the questions, consider what you have accomplished. It’s enlightening and energizing!
Inspiration, insight, intuition? Are you the type of leader who regularly listens to information that comes to you in this manner? This week’s Tip by Simon Tyler reminds us that there is a wealth of guidance that can be gleaned by tapping into your own wisdom.
Your mind is very powerful. You know how when buy a new car you start seeing that same car and color everywhere? Were those cars all hiding in their garage a week ago or has your perception changed? You have expanded your awareness, changed the way you look at things, and the things you look at have changed. This week Simon Tyler applies this concept to the areas of your life where you don’t like what you see.
Periodically, the most important action you can take to improve your results is to stop. Then assess, looking both forward and backward. This week’s Tip by Dr. Alan Zimmerman provides a simple exercise you can do whether you are sitting down with your first cup of coffee for the day or taking your first sip of wine watching the sunset. Grab your journal and pen and answer the questions below.