As many of you know, we’ve coached thousands of executives in transition in our 32 years. We have taught them a powerful, yet commonsense approach that I’m going to share with you here in the form of a metaphor.
Ever been to Europe? I’ve had the privilege of going there a number of times. I love the quaint villages in and around Provence, France. The narrow roads wind sensually through ancient stone hamlets, revealing one picturesque scene after another – like the picture you see here. I feel really alive in those settings, enthusiastically anticipating a wonderful experience around each bend. I’m curious about what comes next and find that I have a lighter bounce in my step. I delight in learning about and sampling the food and drink that are foreign to me.
This is one of our formulas for getting up and staying up in your search. Delight in traveling around each bend in your search campaign – there are some fascinating people out there if you are open to reaching out to them with positive expectancy. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Everyone has a story they’d love to share with people who connect with them. Take the risk. Make the calls. Be bold, confident, and courageous. Your joyful enthusiasm will infect others and referrals will come flowing your way.
What’s around the bend for you? Re-frame any roadblock and visualize success in discovering “strangers-soon-to-be-friends” who will be delighted to meet the invigorated you!
What three things can you do to enhance your boldness, confidence, and enthusiasm?