In this edition ...
Look Where You Want To Go ... Estée Lauder's Trick to Goal Achievement... Getting Strong Core Values in Your DNA...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
Look Where You Want To Go…
… Not Where You Don’t Want To Go
I’m at a motorcycle training course riding along in a paved area the size of a large parking-lot. There are cones and painted stripes defining the course and several obstacles. I look over to one of the more challenging obstacles… a twelve-foot wide square painted on the pavement. The requirement is to enter on one side of the box, turn around and leave the box on the same side entered, without touching any other lines, and without putting a foot down.
Watching The Obstacles
At first, upon entering this obstacle, I find myself watching the lines I don’t want to run over. Time after time, I could not seem to make it out of the obstacle without hitting the lines. After a few failed attempts, my instructor taught me a powerful lesson. I learned the power of steering with my eyes.
Steering With Your Eyes
It was like a magic trick. The bike seemed to go where I looked, not where I thought I was steering it. Immediately upon entering the box, I had to master the unnatural act of looking over my shoulder toward where I wanted to exit the box rather than looking at the lines I was trying to avoid on the way. Using this approach, I could achieve success every time.
Achieving success in your business requires a similar discipline!
To learn the magic trick of steering your business with your eyes, click here! (3 minutes)
Quote I Am Pondering
“Projecting your mind into a successful situation is the most powerful means to achieve goals."
Named one of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century by Time Magazine
STRONG CORE VALUES GUIDE SMART DECISIONS
By Eric Crews JULY 9, 2020
Identifying company values, along with a mission and vision of the future, is considered table stakes if you want to run a successful company. But integrating and living by those values is more difficult than it seems.
It’s still common for leadership teams to go through elaborate exercises to craft a set of company values — and then fail to make them a meaningful part of the company culture.
In EOS, core values are a big part of the Vision/Traction Organizer™ (V/TO™). If you use EOS to run your company and follow the system to the letter, your values WILL be integrated into the beliefs and actions of your employees on a cellular level.
What does that look like exactly? You hire, fire, and reward team members based on core values. Everyone in your company knows and can explain your core values. All business decisions, including strategy, initiatives, and prioritization are based on core values.
To learn how to get your Core Values into the DNA of your company, click here (2 minutes).