Ever blamed something or someone when things haven?t gone to plan? Does ?the dog ate my homework? excuse come up regularly in your household?
How frustrating is it when you expect something to be complete at a certain time and find out it?s not ready yet?
Over the past three weeks I have been fortunate enough to travel through?some of the most exclusive wine regions in Australia ? The Barossa, Clare?Valley and Margaret River. When arriving in each of these amazing regions I?was overwhelmed with the shear number of wineries.
The biggest question at the time was ?which ones should I stop at?? Of?course my Dad came up with a brilliant idea, ?ask a local?!
So we did ? and after the gob-smacking laugh and tilt of the head that?comes with the locals? initial reaction ? their response to ?what?s a good?winery?? was, ?they?re all good?. Then they realised we were serious and?asked, ?what type of wine are you looking for (red, white, fortified)?? and??which blend do you prefer (Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet, etc)??
Then they glanced down to my two sons, clawing at my legs and becoming?increasingly frustrated at having to be so patient, and suggested wineries?that covered off the above and were also child-friendly.
Of the 100?s of possible wineries we ended up driving into just 10!
So how important are results? Imagine what would happen to a winery that?didn?t produce any wine for the year and had nothing to sell. Would you be?interested in hearing about ?why? the wine wasn?t available? Would you care?that the grapes needed to be discarded because of an error with the?processing of them? Would you even bother to drive into the venue?
Probably not, what we want is to experience, and in my case, purchase the?end product. ?If this business can?t provide me with the product or service I?want then I?ll go to one that can!?
With so much competition in today?s environment we all need to adopt a??results? mindset. We need to deliver the result that will get our wine sold?and put each of us on the map.
So the next time something doesn?t go to plan:
- Acknowledge what has happened
- Ask yourself ?what could I do differently next time??
- Then quickly move ahead and get delivering
Socrates says ?the secret of change is to focus all of your?energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new?. You are?in control of your outcomes, your direction and your life!
Here are a few examples to help transition from a Reasons mindset to a?Results mindset?
Shelley Flett is a passionate leader with a keen focus on assisting others to?identify their goals and move in a direction to ensure they?re achieved.?
She is a Directional Leadership Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Mentor and?Speaker who ignites vision and purpose in those she works with.
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