Archive for 2011

What’s the Biggest Room in the World?

It’s a room without walls. And it has no location—except in our minds. No one has ever reached its limits or its capacity.

It’s the room for improvement.

And if you’ve been around SuccessNet very long, you know that we’re dedicated to helping you operate at your personal and professional best.

At the SuccessNet Summit earlier this month, I watched our speakers give professional, information-packed, inspiring and motivating presentations. They were highly entertaining and stimulated ideas for all who attended.

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“The quality of your life is the quality of your communication.”

—Tony Robbins

The Perspective of Experience

My recent blog post talked about perspective gained by vantage point.

Today, I want to share with you a few thoughts about perspective gained from experience.

A young child might be distressed to see his father drive away because the child is unaware that his parent will return. The child’s fear is a result of inexperience. A few weeks or months later, the child may not be happy his father is driving away, but the child no longer is fearful of his father never coming back—because he always does.

An inexperienced investor might freak out when the stock market suddenly drops. But a seasoned investor sees it as part of the normal ebb and flow of the markets.

I have a friend who recently realized that he was in a financial pickle. “Ted” became terribly distressed by it and beat himself up badly for having gotten into financial trouble.

His current focus is on what he did wrong, how naive he was and how difficult his situation is.

But the fact is, his predicament isn’t all that bad. All he has to do is generate about a $1,000 a month. He’s not working now, so all he needs to do is get a job or create a little income stream and everything is back on track.

It’s hard for him to hear my advice and share my perspective that this is a challenge and a blip—not a catastrophe.

Having been through much worse financial challenges myself—and survived—it’s easy for me to see it that way. Not so for Ted.

And I understand. He’s looking at it through the lens of never having been in a money bind before. I, on the other hand, see it as a problem to be solved but not something to freak out about.

That’s the difference experience can have on our perspective.

And that’s why it’s so important to have the assistance of a MasterMind team and to avail yourself of the counsel of other people’s experience.

That’s what our Diamond Club Members do and that is something you could benefit from by attending our SuccessNet Summit in November.

It’s been said that good judgment comes from experience. And that experience comes from bad judgment. But by learning from others who have made those bad judgments, you can save yourself a lot of heartache.

Either way, experience plays a large role in our perspective. It affects our beliefs and our attitudes toward what we do, don’t do and how we respond to life’s challenges.

Lean on your experience or that of others to help you when your perspective is limited.

Make it a great day.

How’s Your Perspective?

We know that seeing things in their proper perspective allows us to make better decisions and have more wisdom about what happens. It also makes us healthier.

But how do we get it?

There are many ways: vantage point, time, attitude, beliefs, priorities and experience.

Let’s talk about vantage point for now.

I’m gaining a different perspective this week about my life, my goals, my business and the direction I want to take things over the months and years ahead.

I write this from the terrace of a 3-million-dollar home overlooking the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean several hundred feet below. We’re here in Costa Rica to celebrate my oldest son’s 40th birthday. It’s a house full of good friends and family having a good time.

But one of the many benefits of this vacation is the time away from home and business that provides the opportunity to see things differently.

I’ve done a lot of reading and thinking.

It’s important for us all to take breaks, to step back, to experience new things and gain that perspective that’s difficult, if not impossible to get, when we’re in our daily routine in the same place we usually do it from.

Your breaks don’t have to be out of the country. They don’t have to be all that expensive either. But even if they are, they’re well worth it.

If you haven’t planned your next getaway, conference or vacation, do so this week. You, your family, your business and your health deserve it.

And remember, we’re getting together in Orlando, Florida in just three weeks for the SuccessNet Summit. Will we see you there? I sure hope so.

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