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.
This is the first part of a two-part series about assumptions. What’s an assumption? It’s a belief that’s based on incomplete, unexamined, or outdated evidence. Today we’ll take a look at where assumptions come from and how they can limit your success. In part two, we’ll discuss how to challenge your assumptions and stop 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.
Ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right? You take one step forward and two steps back? Even during those times when everything feels out of control, you can choose to be in control of one thing – your attitude. Read this week’s Tip by Chris Widener with thoughts about choosing your attitude.
It dawned on me recently that I’m no longer having conversations with my clients about perfectionism. This week’s Tip focuses on the current ideals my clients are talking about that lead to business success.
What’s the best way to acknowledge someone? This week’s Tip by Loren Ekroth provides suggestions on the use of praise to reward people.
In addition to celebrating their successes, each time I talk to my coaching clients, we look at potential obstacles that could be holding them back from reaching their goals. This week’s Tip highlights frequent stumbling blocks along with recommendations to overcome them.
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.
Are you a “confidence” player? There is a huge difference in how you show up and perform when you are confident vs. not confident. This week’s Tip by Simon Tyler provides some steps to make a positive shift to confidence.
Over my office desk is a bulletin board. Until Sunday, when I did a little decluttering, it was overflowing with quotes, ideas, recommendations, and lists. You get the picture. While cleaning, I found the quote, “Start to evaluate the images coming in and if they aren’t going to send you toward your dreams, reject them, because they control your results.” This is a great lead into this week’s Tip by Michael Neill about the impact of our thoughts.