Sorry for the late message today...
I had a late arrival from California last night into Westchester County, NY...
But, I am ALL-IN and Committed to today's message....
I wanted to share with you a lesson today before I have to go speak to an amazing Company today and their sales team, Central Turf & Irrigation.
A Company that is family owned and operated and really growing at an amazing rate.
What I love about this Company so much is their open-ness and desire to get better.
Are they already successful, YES.
Are they expanding rapidly across the U.S., YES.
Are they stuck in their ways, NO.
That is what I find amazing.
They have already shown they can grow be be over 200million in revenue, but still hungry as hell to grow.
Open to suggestion.
Open to coaching.
Open to new ideas.
I have seen the same characteristics in top athletes like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, etc.
Very successful. Very open.
No justifying of:
This is how I have always done it....
This is what works for me... and that is it...
Being open to Coaching is a winning strategy.
Having your blindspots pointed out, or, maybe some potential vulnerabilities that you are not yet comfortable in confronting is really important as it relates to growth of the entity and team you serve, but also to the growth of yourself.
You MUST be open.
You MUST be willing to take action on parts of your game that you may have been hiding or running from.
IT is truly the key to your growth.
An exercise I always do with groups I work with is called:
WHY DO YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO.
WHY DO YOU THINK THE THINGS YOU THINK.
It is fun because it gives you intel and insight into your thoughts and ultimately your actions.
Write down your thoughts, write down your typical daily actions.
When you can see things on paper, it makes it that much easier to understand what is really going on. Take a deeper look at how you respond to tough questions. Ask yourself what you perceive as criticism and why.
Do you get a physiological response when somebody gets too close to your hot zone? Or, maybe they are pushing you to face something you have not wanted to face in a while?
As we wrap on 2020- please make this something you are OPEN to.
It will free you of so much emotional stress and baggage, while at the same time will liberate you and put you in the best possible position for growth.
You may feel exposed at first... and that is the point... OPEN up.
Be ready for the rocket like growth!
COACH DANA CAVALEA