I just got back from the gym and I had a conversation actually with a young entrepreneur. What they said to me was, well they asked me a question, they said, “Hey look, I’m either thinking about traveling or thinking about growing my business. What do you think I should do?”
The first thing I thought of is, “Why are you living in the world of or, there’s an and here too.” It reminded me of something my wife says to me often but says it to a lot of people, and she does it very effectively. The question she just turns around and asks and says, “What else is possible?” When we’re scheduling our lives, running multiple businesses, having a newborn, things can get hectic as every parent knows. Now, with The Author of Your Own Story lifestyle that we live, we also do a lot of traveling. With that becomes certain times where I’m scheduling a meeting. Maybe I have a meeting for one of my agencies or maybe I’m doing an interview or I’m being on a podcast, something comes up. I vook my time, let’s say, from 1 pm to 3 pm for these particular meetings and so I need to be in a quieter environment.
Then, maybe my wife has also got a coaching client or maybe she needs help around the house or help with our son, something along those lines. It’s easy for me to say, “No, I’m busy during these times, I can’t do this. I can’t take our son, I can’t do that.” Now, she very eloquently says, “Okay, what else is possible?” This opens up a river of possibilities. We can bring in a friend who’s a nanny. I can actually take my son and turn that interview that I was going to go into an interview with my son, which is even more special to me. What else is possible? Maybe I could reschedule or maybe she could reschedule? There’s a lot of other options is what I’m getting at.
What else is possible is a simple question that you can ask yourself or anybody else when they give you a black and white answer or statement. Is it a yes or a no? It almost always can be an and. Simply asking what else is possible to yourself or to somebody else is a great technique that you can utilize to push yourself a little further but also open up different perspectives. I use this for sales. I don’t say what else is possible but I use this terminology or this framework to frame a sales conversation as well in business and you can use this in all areas of your life.
What I’m going to ask you to do is grab your Five to Thrive, your mind, body, soul relationships and your business and ask yourself, “Where am I living in the world of or and what else is possible?” I think you’re going to find that if you take five minutes, maybe even 20 minutes is what I’d really like you to do, and really sit down with this list and ask yourself. Now, I don’t care if you’re a billionaire, if you run multiple multinational corporations, you’re a stay-at-home mom or you’re a student. Whatever it is, this system really works.
All you have to do is question yourself. Come up with your list and ask yourself those questions. Where am I living in the world of or and what else is possible? That’s it for me today. As always, go to authorofyourownstory.com where you can get the latest tips, tricks, and techniques delivered right to your inbox each and every day. As always, go out, inspire somebody else by simply being the author of your own story. It’s so rare out there and I want you to have it all. Have a great day.
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