Monday Moment…Take a moment to just be, sit in the silence listen to your breath. Reflect on the Challenges, Obstacles, Disruptions and Storms you have faced over the last year. Are they defining you or are you Soaring above your Circumstances? What have been your top 3 keys for staying Hopeful, Healthy and seeking Happiness in your Disruptions? #disruption #changemakers #hope https://youtu.be/_KT2svn1c3Y?si=df5pD_cnJ8NLhUsj
H is for Hope
Today, in the ABC’s of how to grow a business we have reached the letter H, which stands for Hope. Once, during a week when I’d been hanging out with different speakers and doing things with NSA, I was thinking about all the people talking about their topics. Some were similar and others were on opposite ends of the spectrum. As I thought about it, I realized we all kind of sell and teach the same thing. Whether it is leadership, sales, customer service, or motivation, we’re all actually selling Hope.
I think when we realize we’re all selling Hope it allows us to find a better way of doing essentially the same thing, even though we each do it a little differently. I sell people the Hope that they can become the Exception. I also sell them the Hope that they could be outstanding in their customer service and leadership. I teach Hope to move from Stuck to Soaring.
We Hope that we can be better at sales than we were last year. We Hope our attitudes can actually affect how we lead and manage other people. We Hope we can learn something new, which will make our jobs better.
Hope is this thing we all need, though I’m not sure if anybody has quite enough. Hope is believing in something you don’t quite yet know. Or maybe you know, but you haven’t applied it yet. When we start to believe in the Hope that things could actually be better—and maybe even amazing—we are more likely to succeed in our goals.
However, all people get stuck at times in their life. All of us go through seasons where we feel like, “oh, I don’t know if this is working right,” and “I don’t know if I’m doing my best.” Bringing in a speaker can jumpstart, re-energize, and re-inspire the people in your audience. Even more importantly, we can show them a new path to a Hopeful way to look at and do things. If you’re looking for a little bit of Hope and encouragement to support the changes your company is going through, then try to see it as something good rather than something to fear.
I would love the opportunity to come in and kick off your next conference with a keynote presentation or lead your staff training with encouragement and Hope rather than doubt and fear. When we get stuck, our minds can take over and drag us down so rapidly that we forget to have Hope that not only will things be okay, but maybe they will be better than okay. Hope is what we sell, and it’s an exciting thing to buy!
This week, I encourage you to look back at all your past successes and then make a list of all the things you are hopeful to see happen for yourself and your business in 2024. What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
Where do you turn when you are in need of some Hope?
How do you inspire Hope in your employees, customers, or audience?
What are you most Hopeful for in the new year? We are all making an IMPACT, the question is do you use Fear or Hope to Inspire others?
HOPE….Help One Person Everyday! Thank you for that Jennifer!
Gratitude will lead you to a Good life
Generosity will lead you to a Great life
Growing will lead you to a Grand
This week as we continue on with the ABCs of how to grow a speaking or any kind of business, we’re on G. G is for Give. Give more of yourself, give more generously, get involved with your community, and give back. More than anything, though, find a cause.
As speakers, we can have a lot of influence in the world. We all have different things we’re passionate about. I’m not here to tell you which thing to be passionate about. In fact, I wish I could choose just one or two, but there are so many things I’m passionate about.
I think it’s really important to give back to a charity, so people know what you’re aligned with and why you’re aligned with it. Is it heart disease, cancer, AIDS, diabetes? For me, it is mental health, and homelessness because those things both personally affected my life, or the lives of family members. Thus, I care very much about them. I think when we align with an organization to give back, we remind people that life isn’t just all about you.
As a brick and mortar owner of Snap Fitness in New Prague and Lilydale, it was really important for us to get involved in the community. We would give to the sports teams, give to the schools, give to the Rotary, and give to the Chamber. Not only did we give to those inside our own community, but we were even giving to bigger state and global causes.
So, when you have the privilege of taking the platform, and somebody wants to give an additional donation, give it to your charity or your cause. There are so many foundations out there, you don’t even need to start your own to begin giving back. You just need to get affiliated with a couple of places, or even one place that touches your heart and give back, whether it’s your time, your resources, or both.
Furthermore, the minimum we can do to give is share a little bit of time on the platform, if allowed and appropriate at your venue, to share what we care about. This is why if you want to make an additional donation, if you’re looking to give somewhere, use your social media platform to help you accomplish that goal. There are so many causes and such great need out there.
We have the privilege of being influencers as speakers. By using our platform, whether it’s online or in front of our audience, to share what we’re passionate about, it reminds people to get involved. We can help fuel their passions and promote generosity to encourage others to give to something they care about. I think to be successful in business, we must always be giving back.
This week I encourage you to think about what it is you care about, and how can you give back. If you want to be successful in business, then remember, it’s not all about you. It’s about the difference you make and how you can give back. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! As you spend time in giving thanks, remember to also give to another.
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
What organizations or causes do you care about?
When was the last time you gave back to a good cause?
How can you use your platform to get others involved in giving back?
Choosing Change even when it is Challenging so Disruptions don’t define you https://youtu.be/ykjPLgAdkaY?si=uKYIvdiXTeN9mGiL