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

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

Covid Campers Empathize, Connect, Collaborate

Posted by Vince Poscente on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 @ 01:56 PM

We have mismanaged focus, and I don't think we're fully aware of it.

Each of us have a focus-default on:

  •    "Where's my next sale coming from?
  •    "Where my next deal coming from?
  •    "Where my next paycheck coming from?"

Whatever your situation is, pause the stuckness regarding what's happening to you, and just extend your vision to what's happening to those in your world.

Then, we can start to lead three ways:

  1. First, is to Empathize, really explain that you understand what they're going through, your customer, your prospect. The people that are really freaked out right now.
  2. The second piece is to be able to Connect them with people in your network, connect them with people that have come through your door in the past. Connect them with ideas.
  3. And then third, Collaborate. That collaboration piece fits in as well, because we're able to then collaborate with them, and say, "Hey, I've got these ideas." It's changed times, so change the way we approach our connection with others, all right?

So Empathize, Connect, and Collaborate.

#setbacktobreakthrough #covidcampers #radicalsafety

Tags: Goals, Self Development, Motivational, Business Leadership, Inspirational, Changing Times, Safety, Neuroscience of Safety, Safety Training, CustomerExperience

Covid Campers Provide Value

Posted by Vince Poscente on Wed, Mar 18, 2020 @ 02:16 PM

Hey, I'm trying not to make eye contact with my wife because she's got this honey-do list that'll take me down.

Anyways, to all the Covid Campers out there, sequestering yourself, remember this, we each have an expertise. We each have something that gives us energy. And our time to is now to provide more value.

You know, in times of trouble, that's the time to escalate the amount of value you could provide to people in your life. Obviously, providing that value is happening from a remote standpoint, and that's one of the reasons for this video to you.

Anyway, I hope you're well. I hope you're making the most of your time right now. Planning out your day at the beginning, and plan that day to provide value. In the meantime, take care of yourself.

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

Radically 'Think' Your Way to Safety

Posted by Vince Poscente on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 12:17 PM

In the world of safety, are your results due to your actions or inactions? On the surface. Yes. Looking deeper, the answer is, "Uh-Oh!"

Check out The Cognitive Filter and how it specifically relates to an unsettling bias regarding safety training and compliance related workshops within organizations today.

It is easy to default to a simple assumption:

Action leads to Results. Or no action on your part will lead to results. But take a look at The Cognitive Filter below.

Cognitive Filter Graphic Low Res-1

We humans follow the cognitive sequence of:

  1. You process Information through your own, individual personal filter of Beliefs, Attitudes and Truths.
  2. That Information then gets interpreted by your specific Judgement.
  3. That Judgement will lead to an Action (or inAction).
  4. This (in)Action leads to a Result.
  5. The result is often in keeping with the Beliefs, Attitudes and Truths you had in the first place (otherwise known as a self-determined prophecy).

If we stopped here, all would be good in the world. But mistakes happen. Hurts happen. Incidents happen. Why? Predominantly because most of our Beliefs, Attitudes and Truths are swimming around in our own subconscious mind. In other words, you and I are not conscious of most of your Beliefs, Attitudes and Truths.

"Not true," you say. "I know, what I know." But that is your conscious mind talking.

Consider research by Dr. Lee Pulos who found that in a second of time, your conscious mind processes with 2,000 neurons of "conscious thought." While, in the same second, your subconscious mind is processing with four billion neurons.

The ratio between the activity in your conscious mind versus your subconscious mind is the exact same ratio between an ant and an elephant. Your ant, your conscious mind, is walking on the back of your elephantine, subconscious mind. Does the ant see and elephant? Nope. Only a grey, bumpy landscape. To the same degree, your conscious mind has little comprehension of awareness compared to the massive activity in the subconscious mind.

Bake on that one for a minute.

If someone asked you, "How well do you know your beliefs, attitudes and truths?" what would your answer be? "I know them really well."

But entertain the mind-bending reality, "You don't know, what you don't know."

Now, let's jump back to present-day safety training and compliance related workshops. Most of them are based on the simple formula:

Action --> Results

Action--> Results

Action --> Results

Okay. Take a breath. All is well. We just need an unconventional way to approach safety training. This is why this series of articles are under the banner of "Radical Safety." The antonym for "conventional" is "radical." Hence, radical safety is designed to help you approach safety training from a more wholistic approach.

Start with the end in mind and work your way backwards. (Chances are you have an existing approach to the first two items on the following list. Add to your conventional sequence with these additional steps.)

  1. What positive RESULTS do you want? Which negative RESULTS do you want to eliminate?
  2. What ACTIONS or INACTIONS are required?
  3. What JUDGEMENTS will set up the best ACTIONS?
  4. Two parts:
    1. What are the conscious BELIEFS, ATTITUDES and TRUTHS that exist?
    2. Uncover the subconscious BELIEFS, ATTITUDES and TRUTHS that exist.
  5. What "INFORMATION" input will help align a conscious and subconscious paradigm?
  6. Are your RESULTS in keeping with the BELIEFS, ATTITUDES and TRUTHS you have in the first place?

Steps 3 to 6 are entirely definable for everyone in your sphere of safety. Yes, Radical Safety has an accelerated approach to making that happen. And, over the course of the next few weeks, I will reveal those steps in subsequent articles. (Or, you can buy the book Radical Safety, when it comes out; or bring in our experts for a Radical Safety session.)

In the meantime, take an unconventional approach to how you deliver safety training. Lives depend on it.

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Tags: Safety, Radical Safety, Neuroscience of Safety, Safety Training

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