Plan for Turbulence. By Brian Tracy


On a flight, when your plane takes off, the pilot tells all the passengers to stay in their seats with their seatbelts buckled. In many cases, the pilot will say, “We expect a certain amount of turbulence for the first part of the flight, so please stay buckled up.” When you start any new business or job, you will experience turbulence as well.

Control Your Responses

Strong people expect to experience problems on their journey toward their goals and destinations. Weak people are surprised and dismayed when things don’t work out the way they had expected. They become angry and lash out. They blame other people for their problems. Often they become depressed or irrational. Your success is largely determined by your ability to respond effectively to problems as they come up. Fortunately, you can learn a number of effective strategies practiced by successful people to deal with problems.

Problems Go with the Territory

First of all, expect to have problems, disappointments, and temporary failures. Don’t be shocked, surprised, or angry when they occur. Instead, take a deep breath, relax, and say, “Solving problems is my job; problems are what I do.” Each time you solve a problem, you will become even more capable of solving even greater problems. The major reward you get for solving problems is the opportunity to solve even bigger problems.

Leadership: The Critical Difference
“Leaders Are Made, Not Born”
Leaders have a sense of missions–vision–that uplifts, motivates and inspires men and women to heights to help them achieve that vision. Leaders make things happen.

Would you like to be able to motivate, inspire and uplift people to achieve your vision?
Click for more >>

Think in Terms of Solutions

Superior people are intensely solution oriented. They think about solutions and what can be done rather than the problems and who is to blame. They are future oriented and continually think in terms of the actions that they can take immediately to control the damage, minimize the problem, and move ahead. One of the best strategies you can use is to practice mental preparation with regard to problems. Resolve in advance that no matter what happens, you will remain calm and relaxed.

Ask Questions

When you deal with unexpected turbulence in your business or personal life, you can keep yourself calm, clear, and focused by asking questions rather than reacting or overreacting. First of all, get the facts. What exactly is the problem? How did it occur? Sometimes, the solution to the problem is contained within the problem itself. The very act of asking questions keep you calm and in control. Focus on the solution.

Accept Responsibility and Take Charge

Once you have clearly defined the problem (and confirmed that it actually is a problem) and you have thought about the various actions you can take to solve or minimize it, the next step is the either take responsibility for taking action or assign specific responsibility for taking action to someone else. Think always in terms of actions you can take. Just as a pilot facing unexpected turbulence keeps both hands on the wheel and his or her eyes on the gauges, when you experience problems, you must take command of your situation and ensure that you are flying in the right direction.

Action Exercise

You become a superb pilot of your own destiny by dealing effectively with the inevitable storms that occur in your work and personal life. Next time a situation occurs take a deep breath, and then begin to think of solutions to that situation.

*** Exclusive Offer Ends Tomorrow ***
Only 24 Hours Left To
Discover The #1 Secret To Profiting In The Next 12 Months
Want to bring in more sales, no matter what the economy is doing? With a few simple changes to your selling process you could be attracting more clients, and making a lot more money.

Discover the fastest way to ramp up your profits in this economy. Get the details here »

See Brian Speak Live!
Only a few times a year, Brian and 4 of his best business advisors combine their expertise and equip 200 entrepreneurs with complete, strategic plans to build their own highly profitable and successful business. You can be one of them! Find out when and where you can catch Brian live by clicking here.

Share With A Friend
Know someone who might be interested in receiving this email? Why not share it with them!

Get Involved!
twitter Follow me on Twitter.
Facebook Become a fan on Facebook.
LinkedIn Connect with me on LinkedIn
YouTube Watch me on Youtube.

Change Your Email
Update your email address.

Contact
Brian Tracy International
462 Stevens Ave Suite 305
Solana Beach, CA 92075

To order by phone or for customer support, call 1-858-436-7300 or email us at: support@briantracy.com.

Customer Support Hours are
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST Monday through Friday
Home Page | New Releases | Best Sellers | Books | CDs | MP3s | DVD | E-Books | Teleseminars
Brian Tracy has been empowering business professionals by sharing his knowledge all over the world. His techniques will allow you to reach your goals and achieve the unthinkable.
Unsubscribe | Privacy Policy
© 2011, Brian Tracy International. All Rights Reserved.

Advertisements

About klungiwe

Katherine Lungiwe is a Sales executive. One of my best quote is “If it’s going to be, it’s up to you”.

Posted on April 21, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: