Yesterday, I offered you guys a radical change to how you lead your teams and your business. Today, I want to share more on how to IMPLEMENT my Mighty Formula for Executive Evolution. I’ll keep it super simple. Three steps.
Step 1. Reveal yourself. (Steps 2 and 3 coming soon! So stay tuned.)
First, take some time and determine your Press Release. We all have a “press release” that we energetically and behaviorally “distribute” – whether we realize it or not. Here’s one of mine (yes, I am still working on it): I AM REALLY BUSY. DON’T BUG ME. I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR YOU. This is a masterful way to keep people at a distance, to stay separate from others, to not reveal myself.
A common Press Release I often hear is “Everything is great! Couldn’t be better! I have my act totally together!” When in reality, the executive’s revenue is tanking, their passion for their business or life is gone, their marriage is failing, or they can’t sit still because they can’t stop their constant frantic thoughts (and can’t tolerate silence). Their stimulation level must be kept on HIGH at all times.
So what’s your Press Release? What message does it tell others about you? How does it prevent you from revealing yourself and your humanity to others? How sustainable is it? Next, determine the Limiting Lie you tell yourself. This may be embedded in your Press Release. Here’s a personal example. At 7 years old I was told that I was not enough and never would be. That is, of course, a lie, and I hoped this was the case, even then. But it didn’t prevent me from 40 years of overachieving, just to make sure positive 100% that I was, indeed, enough.
Take some time and find your Limiting Lie. (Don’t roll your eyes, this is NOT some personal development rah rah speech – this is the REAL stuff of REAL leaders.) Once you know your Limiting Lie, and how you’re likely reinforcing it with your Press Release, you can diffuse it – and even joke about it. I use a simple mantra to release mine: I am enough. I do enough. I have enough.
Every activity, word, thought, and interaction is an opportunity to reveal yourself. It’s either bringing you closer to who you are or farther away… if you can’t find your REAL Press Release and your REAL limiting lies, you just may be stuck with them (and imprisoned by them) forever. This is OFTEN where a real coach comes in. They can spot our roadblocks and help us to reveal what and why they are there.
If you’re in the business of BIG success – and taking the risks to get there, then finding a coach who can spot those roadblocks and knows the ropes is vital. I still have room in my BAI program for a few more participants this July. (And I’ve added new dates all over the country.)
Christine Comaford, Executive Coach
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author http://businessaccelerationintensive.com