Bill used to sit around angry about the way his team was performing until he learned this incredibly simple but powerful technique:
Don’t think of an orange! So, what do you think about? That’s right – an orange! It’s impossible for our minds to hold more than one thought at a time. So while we’re thinking about one thing we cannot be thinking about another.
It turns out that unsuccessful people think about what they don’t want, while successful people think about what they do want, and then go out and get it.
Bill is a client of mine and once he understood this and began to use it – his actions and decisions moved him in the direction of his goals and he soon ended up with his dream team. It didn’t happen over-night and there were a lot of tough choices to be made, but it started with him getting clear and staying focused on what he wanted.
Clint Best is a business coach and the founder of Kaizen Business Development in Kelowna, BC and is a certified values blueprint partner. Clint has been guiding forward thinking business owners through change and growth since 2002.