At some point you get to realise that life does not happen TO you, it happens THROUGH you. You totally get that you are 100% the CAUSE of all of the circumstances in your life, not the EFFECT of it. You stop being the victim and have an awakening, a REAL i ZATION of profound significance. You understand that YOU are creating every moment of your existence (and existence itself), either consciously or unconsciously, in every moment. It’s pretty damn scary when it klaps you between the eyes. The penny drops. The moaning stops. There is no-thing and no-body to blame for ANYTHING anymore. There is just you, surrounded by the magnificence (or disaster) of every single one of your creations.
During the past 16 years I have asked thousands of my delegates “What do you really want? What are your goals and dreams?” Their initial answers include a variety of “things” such as money, possessions, love, recognition, respect, success, health, wealth, happiness, travel, fame & fortune etc. Then I push a bit harder and ask: “What is the MOST IMPORTANT thing you want, when all is said and done? What would you actually place right at the top of the list?” Without fail, the majority inevitably vote for Happiness. Every time! (They sometimes also refer to it as inner peace, peace of mind, contentment, joy or fulfilment.)
Greetings Fellow Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals and Managers!
Is it just me or did this year simply fly by, like an illegal taxi at a roadblock?
And what an exceptional year it has been. We have been blissfully busy working with two types of organisations: Those fighting the Price Wars and those who are winning the Strategic Battles.
Those fighting the price war are despondent, depressed, distraught and demotivated. They are GATVOL of the China Factor, Commoditisation, Globalisation, Financial Turmoil, Uncertainty, Indecisiveness, Aggressive Competitors and Endless Economic woes. (Ja dit is WOES!) They are tired of battling in the trenches, cutting prices to the bone, losing margin, juggling cashflow, getting their butts whipped by the opposition and not getting their damn credit applications approved. They call us in to equip their tired troops with new sales weapons and ammunition to go out and win the war.
As the solstice of December 2012 rushes relentlessly towards us, major shift is happening on our planet. Fear and uncertainty is increasing and I have been noticing distinct energetic differences in the people I am working with. Their outlook and attitudes are vastly different. Their levels of growth are remarkably disparate.