“Breath of Fresh Air”
One of my fellow consultants in the speaking, coaching and training world, and quite successful at it I’ll add, was speaking with me about one of his business clients. Meaning not a one-on-one individual client – rather a company which pays him a monthly retainer to work with them and their business.
The CEO of this company said, “You prevent us from breathing our own exhaust. You bring us…It’s Like A Breath Of Fresh Air.” Do you hear this – what the CEO was saying?
Think about it – how often do companies as they become more and more successful – their people – at the top leadership positions especially – start to think what they do and say is more and more brilliant. They all live in their uniquely designed bubble with their sayings and acronyms which keep outsiders and newcomers to the company from fully understanding what anyone is even talking about.
When the reality is – that may have been true momentarily – that way of thinking past that moment and continuing on now will only hold you back and hinder your growth, innovation and the ability to embrace change.
These are all necessary to thrive and grow into the future.
So when a trusted, experienced advisor enters the scene, especially on a regular basis – with new questions, new thoughts, new ideas – It’s like a breath of fresh air.
An experienced seaman is not made floating in a bath tub! Go out on the deep sea and weather a few storms and experience a few hardships first-hand and this will begin, yes, it will begin your growth into the experience necessary to become really experienced in seamanship.
The history of the world has proof of this in history of powerful controlling groups/nations who became so full of their power after years and years of conquests and then lost it all and disappeared.
In the business world think of Kodak, Blockbuster, Enron, Borders and numerous others. These were all blinded by the smog of their own exhaust. Completely lost in their brilliance and of their success.
The question is are you and your company falling into this way of thinking right now?
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on adding value to people. Through Speaking, Training and Coaching lives are changed. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career or business.