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Are You in the BUT Mode?

How often do you use the word ‘but’…?

It is a powerful word when used occasionally to introduce something contrasting with what has already been mentioned, and, according to author Sean Dsouza, it can also become a defensive excuse for not taking responsibility for what happens in our lives!

Have you ever said “I would love to be living my dream, but I don’t have the money and opportunities others do?”  Or how about this one, “I have applied everywhere, but everyone says I am overqualified?” This one, which is specific to our industry, “I was the perfect speaker for that event, but they don’t pay speakers anymore.”

Or the classic, “I was the best candidate for the job, but I knew they wouldn’t hire me because of my age.”

What messages do these “buts” say about the person proclaiming it, and how are others supposed to react?  Words say what our mindset is feeling, and to keep in this mode is very distracting to others and can become devastation to the success we seek.

Is it possible to have a life with “no buts?”  Want to make a change? Here are some ways to begin:

  1. Recognize that you are being defensive and not taking responsibility for your actions so that the ‘buts’ win, both in your words and life.
  2. Take a look at your mindset and see if you are fixed on the failures or learning from the daily growth experiences that failure brings.
  3. Check out who you associate with. Do they allow the ‘buts’ to take over their mindset and words?
  4. Make a choice and decision to change.

Two words I am working at deleting from my own and others’ conversation and mindset are: ‘try’ instead do or do not,  and ‘but’ instead use and. Will you join me?

Sue Falcone
CEO- Remarkable! A Speakers Bureau

What’s the Choice? Change or Progress?

Dean Lindsay changeHappy Fall everyone, and things are certainly changing all around us!  From our weather to our clothes, we have to make some definite daily choices to keep thriving and  going.

Is it any different in our business world?  Change is happening daily, are we joining in or ignoring the facts?  It’s easy to keep doing the same things over and over again, but does that bring about improvements and better ways to do those things?

Our company is founded on “creating simpler and more successful lives”, so where does change come in? It’s not always simple to change or even think about it, but what are the benefits?

Ever met those people that felt change was not for them, and they seemed to ignore what was happening right in front of them? They seemed to be just drifting through their days and even complained that life was hard!

Change is a need and once the choice is made, it’s time to find the right experts to help develop a plan of action to improve, progress, and move towards the future while keeping the focus on keeping it simple and yes, FUN!

We love connecting people with the right experts to help them experience change and become more successful, while we also have to go through the same processes as do each of our clients!

We are preparing to announce some majors changes in our company, and we know what we have had to: look at, feel, experience, ask about, put in writing, and even plan to announce and promote it the right way.

One of our Remarkable Speakers, Dean Lindsay, showed us this about change:
“Change is Inevitable, Progress is a Choice!”

We are glad we listened to Dean’s message and made the choice of taking the time to understand how to progress and not just attempt to change overnight!

How will you handle the inevitable changes that arrive?

Sue Falcone
Founder and CEO
Simply Sue Speaks
Global Booking Agency

 

 

How Do You Face Change?

change1In our ever changing world, how do you face it?  I am learning an amazing solution concept from one of our new Speakers, Dean Lindsay, who presents this:
“Change is inevitable, Progress is a Choice!”

When Dean first shared this with me, I thought, “isn’t it amazing I can still keep learning no matter my age or stage from those that are placed into my life?  I started processing through this and have found we all face change differently, but the key is: do we always intentionally choose to make progress?

Since Intentional is our “Word of the Year” here at “Simply” Sue Speaks! Global Booking Agency, I realized in my life I didn’t always make the right choices in facing change that would lead to progress. A good example is one I am facing now! We are expanding and growing rapidly, and I want to be organized and have all the right systems and processes in place to handle the changes, but due to time and happenings I can take a shortcut, which ends up in the long run being the wrong choice! So no progress is made, and I end up having to go back and handle the same issue, which wastes time and resources. Has this ever happened to you?

We are also in the process of designing a new website. That is why you do not see Dean listed here with our other speakers; but it will soon be finished and launched and showcase each of them even better! I applied this concept in knowing I am making progress and it will soon be done and I can keep on moving on our many other projects and events for Dean and our other talent.

As you read this can you see how powerful this concept can be in your life and business? I am glad to have the opportunity of not only booking Dean for your upcoming events; but I also get the advantage of being able to experience his training and techniques first hand for myself!

We would love to hear your comments here about how you face change; and also do you see how this new concept could work for you.

Dean Lindsay square headshotTo see more about Dean Lindsay-“The DEAN of Sales and Service” see his website: www.deanlindsay.com and to book him for your upcoming event contact me direct at sue@simplysuespeaks.com or click on contact here on our current site.