Covid Camper Profile of Michael Hoffman

Posted by Vince Poscente on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 @ 12:49 PM

Here's a video and a write-up from a guy who knows how to ignite performance: Michael Hoffman.

With his incredibly energetic, interactive and oh-so-memorable style, Michael is an expert at changing mindsets of teams at all levels. His practical tips and techniques provide necessary tools for people to approach their work “on purpose”.

Infused with entertaining stories and delivered in a natural, engaging manner, Michael’s presentations richly convey that business will always be about people. He focuses everyone’s attention on owning their attitudes and sharing responsibility for contributing their best daily—especially in the “tornado of business” where change is now a constant factor.

Tags: Self Development, Motivational, Inspirational, Changing Times

Abundance Trumps Scarcity

Posted by Vince Poscente on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

Hey Covid Campers. You know what?

Some of us with the Driver Mentality are living in this state of scarcity. That might explain the whole toilet paper thing.

To be able to live in with a scarcity mindset is really going take you down. The abundance mindset is what's going to actually help you thrive through this time. One of the ways to have that abundance mentality is to be able to just target the things that you have.

Remind yourself of the things you have. Go through all those things that you're grateful for.

It's so easy to get stuck in the scarcity mentality, don't stay there. Stay in the place where there's enough for all of us. We can share ideas, resources, time and expertise. We can all be part of the solution. The scarcity mindset means you're becoming part of the problem.

Don't become part of the problem. Become part of the solution.

Take care Covid Campers. We've got this.

Tags: Self Development, Sales, Team Building, Motivational, Business Leadership, Inspirational, Changing Times

Does "Wait and See" Work?

Posted by Vince Poscente on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

Hey COVID campers, you know what, in times of uncertainty, the tendency is to be able to just stick around and wait and see. Well, that's not the solution, the solution is to be two things.

One, curious.

Look at all the different opportunities. I mean, if, what's his name, Edison, did the light bulb that took 10,000 tries, well 10,001 he figured it out. Well, if he can do that, we can at least every day do one thing that we're acting in out of the place of curiosity. Is this something, is this something.

Second step is to be creative.

Well, we have to be creative of how to apply that. And so when I think about all the opportunities in front of us, me as an author and as a speaker, I'm looking at all sorts of ways to reach out and this is one of them.

So stay curious and then get creative. Those two things will put you in a place where eventually you'll pop out the other side. And pop out the other side stronger as well.

Tags: Goals, Self Development, Motivational, Business Leadership, Inspirational, Money, Changing Times

What's Missing On Your Calendar?

Posted by Vince Poscente on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 @ 09:45 AM

Hey COVID campers.

I don't know about you but I get in this state where I’ve got to work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work.

I'm taking a break right now but you know what? I also am a big advocate of putting stuff on the calendar and one of the things I put on the calendar today, in fact I'm going to do it next, is to go for a bike ride Whatever kind of exercise, put it specifically on your calendar.

Even though it seems kind of lame because you're at home, what are you going to put on the calendar? It helps you to define the kinds of things you can do for yourself. Not just the calls you need to keep up with and the work you need to keep up with. But also the self-serving stuff. Make sure you put stuff on the calendar is key to making this all work.

We’ve got this. Take care.

Tags: Goals, Self Development, Motivational, Inspirational, Changing Times, Safety, Radical Safety, Neuroscience of Safety, Safety Training

When Positivity Falls Short

Posted by Vince Poscente on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 @ 04:44 PM

It's time to pivot.

The problem with pivoting from negative thoughts to positive thoughts, is that's pretty lame advice, you know why? Because you first have to set up your emotional buzz. Your emotional buzz is, where do I want to go with my life? What do I want to do? Is this state that we're in right now where you want to be?

Well, maybe not, with this whole pandemic, so let's actually pivot by first identifying what your emotional buzz is, then you can pivot and when you pivot, this, your emotional buzz is where do I want to go with my life? What do I want to do? Is this state that we're in right now where you want to be?

Well, maybe not, with this whole pandemic, so let's actually pivot by first identifying what your emotional buzz is, then you can pivot and when you pivot, this is a way to do it. Make sure your conscious, your mind and your subconscious might have a conversation.

In a book I wrote called The Ant and the Elephant the ant is the conscious mind, the elephant the subconscious mind, and what they do is the ant realizes the elephant, the subconscious mind, is having a negative thought.

The ant says to the elephant, "Thank you. That's not part of my vision. My vision is…" (Insert your emotional buzz here.) and it pivots onto that emotional buzz you had in the first place.

So set your emotional buzz, where you wanna be in your life, and then, and make sure it has an emotional quotient attached to it, then when a negative thought appears, that's when you can pivot. That's when you can go to the subconscious mind, the elephant, and go, "Thank you, but that's not part of my vision. "My vision is..." and then go onto the positive thought. And you can make it even better if you add the sensations of sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound. I mean, you'd be able to bring in the five senses and really experience that, that will be an effective way to pivot on where you want to go.

Take care Covid Campers.

We've got this.

Tags: Goals, Self Development, Team Building, Motivational, Business Leadership, Inspirational, Money, Changing Times, Radical Safety, Neuroscience of Safety, Safety Training

How Are Single Moms Dealing with Covid Camping?

Posted by Vince Poscente on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 08:40 PM

Hello Covid Campers.

Let's profile a Covid Camper. Here's the first profile.

Here's an interview we captured a few days ago with single mom, entrepreneur and my sister, Christa Haberstock. (Note: It was taken in those good old days when we, non essential service people, were allowed to go out of the house but ensure we were social distancing.)

You'll learn how she has been ensuring her teenage kids can make the most out of their time. (Self admittedly, she's not the perfect mom.)

You'll learn how Christa pivoted from not making money in her current business to delivering groceries to those who could use the help. Note how she brought her kids into the service, as a parenting, teachable moment.

You'll see how Christa is using humor to make it all work in times of chaos.

 

Tags: Goals, Self Development, Motivational, Inspirational, Money, Changing Times, CustomerExperience

Where's the Money? Covid Campers Will Find It

Posted by Vince Poscente on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 08:15 AM

Hey, COVID Campers, Vince Poscente here. Willie Sutton use to rob banks, and he was asked by the media, "Why do you rob banks?" He said, "Well that's where the money is." That's something we can pay attention to. The money's flowing in a different direction right now.

Well, where is that money flowing? Pay attention to that question. The following will give you an example answer.

My sister has a small events business booking speakers. She was ticking along. Poof, in March, 2020 that just went away. (hopefully, temporarily) She immediately went, "Well, where's the money?" And she said, "Well, wait a minute, "people are delivering groceries." And she got on some app and then started delivering groceries with her kids (to get her kids involved). She really just followed where the money is, because some people need help with getting groceries delivered.

Follow the money. Clearly, it's not about robbing banks. It's about paying attention to where the flow of money is, and you'll be able to get through this. Particularly the COVID Campers who have been laid off recently.

You'll get your job back, or you'll get a new job.

Things will be better. Take care. Hang in there.

Tags: Goals, Self Development, Sales, Motivational, Inspirational, Money, Changing Times

3 Tips if You're Having Trouble Sleeping

Posted by Vince Poscente on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 @ 05:08 PM

Are you having trouble sleeping at night?

You know why? Your mind's racing, it's got all sorts of things in your mind and just saying, "Oh, I'm just going to let it go and figure it out tomorrow.” It's just not working to stare at the ceiling for hours.

Here's a solution, three things you need to do, in fact, do all three of these things.

First, break the pattern. Get out of bed, have a glass of water, come back to bed.

Second, review all the things you're grateful for. Go through a list of all the things you're grateful for. That takes your mind off what the problems are and onto what you're grateful for.

The third piece, if something's really truly on your mind, put it out there and say, "Hey, can you guys figure this out while I go to sleep?" Then trust that in the morning those solutions will come to you.

Do all those three things, you'll have a great, wonderful sleep.

Happy camping.

Tags: Self Development, Motivational, Safety, Radical Safety, Neuroscience of Safety, Safety Training

Great Leaders Have Champions

Posted by Vince Poscente on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 @ 04:39 PM

Good leaders communicate. Great leaders have Champions.

Yes, good leaders are communicating to their people.

Great leaders are leaning on experts and seasoned professionals to help map out a game plan to defend the state and champion the cause.

Vince studio 3 pointsIn days of old, King's Champions would defend the crown against any challenger.

The COVID-19 Pandemic is a formidable challenger to any company's position and livelihood. 

The time is now for leaders to call on Champions to enter the foray. Yet, that line of defense will come from:

  • Expert on-line messaging,
  • Superior video training, and
  • Practical group coaching

It's even better if your Champion has a Jester's DNA. The Jester is not the fool, but a colleague in honesty. In literature, the court jester was used for insight and advice on the part of the monarch, optimizing his license to speak freely with frank observations. That is what a great leader, and his/her people, need!

Conventional training will not do. Radical impact and influence is the order of the day. The time is now for radical safety.

Be a great leader. Lock arms with your champion.* Speak in a united voice of honesty and urgency.

*Vince Poscente is a master communicator with over two decades of helping leaders champion a message. His presentations are broadcast from his desk, studio or stage to audience looking for increased resiliency and determination. Vince has lead expeditions to the summit of unclimbed peaks in the Himalayas along with overcoming the fear of skiing at 135 mph in the Olympic Games. He is an expert in taking on paralyzing challenges and thriving while doing it. He is the founder of Radical Safety and ranked at one of the World's Top 10 presenters in the corporate landscape.

Tags: Goals, Sales, Team Building, Motivational, Business Leadership, Inspirational, Changing Times, Safety, Radical Safety, Safety Training

How Covid Campers Can Take a Break

Posted by Vince Poscente on Sun, Mar 22, 2020 @ 04:53 PM

You know what's behind me? That's a little creek, a little opportunity that I take to get away from my office right behind it. I work for about an hour and then I come down to the creek for about five or 10 minutes and just take a break.

The brain is kind of like a snow globe. When you're working, working, working, it's sort of like shaking it all up. But there are smart flakes in this snow globe of yours and they can actually settle into the place they need to when you take that break.

That is an important thing. Wherever you take that break, whether it's going to make a cup of coffee, whether it's just relaxing, taking a backyard tour (or following up on a little honey-do) whatever that is, take that little break.

So while you're taking a break, I might be taking a break at the exact same time at my little creek.

All right, you take care. Happy camping.

Tags: Self Development, Motivational, Inspirational, Changing Times