Are You Constantly Focusing On The Broken Tile?

Are You Constantly Focusing On The Broken Tile?

Focus on QualitiesSummer time is here and I hope you are enjoying some time off. Myself, I am in the process of selling my house and one visitor, who was very interested in my house, made the following comment: “I like the quality of the renovations you made, but there is a broken tile in the kitchen…” – again hear the word “BUT” 🙂 … There are over 200 tiles in my kitchen and all he could focus on was that 1 broken tile. Continue reading “Are You Constantly Focusing On The Broken Tile?”

Kick The Word “But” in the Butt & Take Action

Kick The Word “But” in the Butt & Take Action

Yes-but_No-but Chalk Bubble

 

A few weeks ago, a manager I work with confided that he was on the horns of a dilemma. He had a big problem. On one hand, he could do a certain thing to solve it. On the other hand, he could do another. Right now, though, all he was doing with those hands was wringing them. I felt for him. So did some of the other people in the room. We all offered ideas. As we did, he nodded in agreement, and answered: “Yes, but we’ve tried….” “Yes, but we don’t have the resources to do….”  “Yes, but that would take too much….” I left the meeting with “Yes, but” echoing in my brain. Continue reading “Kick The Word “But” in the Butt & Take Action”