Mindset: Playing the Hand You are Dealt

#TheBetterWay (e38) Mindset: Playing the Hand You are Dealt…

Play the hand you are dealt, NOT the hand you WISH you were dealt!

It’s all about Mindset! When life deals you a hand, the choice is yours whether to hold ’em or fold ’em.

All gamblers know every hand’s a winner, and every hand’s a loser.

Don’t fall for the “3 C’s of Victimhood” when dealt a bad hand. — C- ompare — C – omplain — C – Blame

Instead, ask yourself, “How can I take what was given to me and make the best of it?” or “What good can I turn this into for my benefit?

Your #MINDSET determines your personal outcome…regardless of the hand you are dealt!

…there is ALWAYS a Better Way!

Jump Off That Cliff!

#TheBetterWay (e37) Jump Off That Cliff!

Author Ray Bradbury once said, “You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time, and build your wings on the way down…”

In this episode of The Better Way, let’s discuss a time when YOU jumped off a cliff and had to build your wings on the way down.

Or better yet, let’s discuss a time when you jumped and the wings did not sprout!

Let me know in the comments below!

Do What You Don’t Have To

#TheBetterWay (e34) Do What You Don’t Have To: A tale of Differentiation

We’ve all had exceptional experiences from a waiter that makes us laugh, a person taking our movie ticket telling us they like our taste in movies, or receiving an unexpected sincere compliment from a stranger that makes us smile and makes our day.

These are the little things that are not in our job description and that are done even though they don’t have to be done.

This week’s The Better Way Challenge is to share the little things you do that you don’t have to do that differentiates you from your peers.

Who knows…maybe someone can use your idea to bring a little joy into someone’s life and make a difference!

My Office Story: A Tale of Misplaced Hubris

#TheBetterWay (e33) The Office Story – A Tale of Misplaced Hubris

I remember when I had my first leadership position. I had my own office, my own desk, my own computer…and a nameplate that said “Boss”. I thought I had made it to the top! …until the cleaning lady brought me back down to earth!

This is a TRUE STORY Remember, no one really cares about your title or positions…or that you’ve “made it to the top”…but they DO care about how you treat them on your way there!

Keeping it real!

#TheBetterWay (e27) Keeping it REAL

The Better Way Core Value #2 states: I believe in being consistent in my professional and personal life. Keep it real and don’t leave me guessing how to approach you on a daily basis.

This Weeks’ The Better Way Challenge is to comment below your thoughts about being consistent in your professional and personal lives!

Let me know in the comments below!