Thursday, November 3, 2011

Four Destructive Myths Most Companies Still Live By - Tony Schwartz

I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
John Lennon

Naming our myths can be powerful

I watched a version of 'Location, location, location' recently and it reminded me of my wife and I! This particular couple were frustrating the house 'finders and sellers' because nothing was quite fitting, even at he last minute when it seemed a deal could be struck.

I thought to myself, that is me! We have just been thorough a similar process and at the last minute decided not to go through with the plan. The agent was fantastic and just lovely.

The killer was that my wife said, "I just thought it shouldn't be this hard", and she was right. Whuile not every decision is easy and change always comes with a sense of loss at some level, big decisions we have made in the past, we have been wanting, or seeking. We kind of didn't have that same desire or flow or forward momentum towards this.

In the article in the link below is a little bit about what I am talking about. Often we get used to a way of living or working, even though it is obviously not easy, but we carry on regardless. Don't confuse this with effort and hard work which, comes easily when our values and purpose align with what we are doing.

Anyway, have a read through and test your own beliefs against these 'myths'.

Four Destructive Myths Most Companies Still Live By - Tony Schwartz -

Take care
Leadership and Management Coach
Supporting Maori Business

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