Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration:
“Every morning when I wake up, I check
for what’s in my head. And before I get out
of bed, I make sure I drop all of my opinions, because
I’ve realised they won’t get me anywhere.”
– Josh Stewart, CEO of X-Jet.
Last Thursday I was lucky enough to get invited to an
event that Josh was speaking at in Dublin. He was giving
his insights to his success and what he thought worked.
You may not know of Josh yet, but his story is a pretty
impressive one. He started X-Jet 5 years ago and it’s
now valued at over a billion dollars. Throw into the mix
that he’s in great shape, makes sure that all of his staff
prioritise their health (through educogym) and is also a director
of several other large companies and… well, you get the picture.
During the talk he said the above and I thought it was very interesting.
What he means is that
he realised that his ‘internal talk’ was telling him what was possible
and what wasn’t.
You can’t get this sale
You can’t run a business of this scale, you’ve no experience…
You can’t stick to the right diet and get into great shape…
You can’t overcome this challenge
Josh discovered that if he just focused his mind on being
totally present, being real, focused on connecting with people,
and pretty much ‘ignore’ his internal voice, then surprisingly
good things would happen (and he achieved more of his potential)
i.e. he’d perform better in a situation, get improved results, people would respond better
and all sorts of positive coincidences would occur.
And most of all because he wasn’t giving any attention to his ‘opinions’
he found that he started to see all sorts of opportunities that he never would
have considered. (plus he started to feel better!)
And what’s just as interesting is his observation that all of the
mega-successful clients he has developed relationships with through
his business, have the ability to open their minds by dropping their ‘opinions’,
which is why they ‘see’ opportunities no-one else does.
So here’s something to consider for this week:
What’s your opinion about where you’re at in your business and/or life?
Could you ‘drop’ that opinion just for 1 week? and just focus on being and
doing the best you can instead? So if something’s bothering you, could you just
drop it, completely?
And for each meeting you have this week, can you drop your
opinion of the people you’re meeting and just focus on the content of the meeting?
Try it and see what happens.
Definitely food for thought…
Have a great week,