On a regular basis you can ask yourself How do I do this or how do I get that and as you can’t solve the problem you go to the search engine to hopefully find the answer. Well today I want you to focus on I Can instead of the How do I.
I believe you have the ability to flip the script on any situation, statement, problem or emotion to the better alternative. In terms of your business I know you want to succeed, &I know you want it so much that, you can actually forget that you are capable of doing things yourself.
Its so easy to say how do I because we are becoming so used to turning to the internet for all the answers. Its not intentional but why try & figure out when, Google has all the answers. Of course there will be times when search engines or a blog will help. What I want you to start doing though, is to flip the script on what you need help with and solve it another way.
I’ll show you how I flipped the script on two situations
Personal: My car needed break pads, so I went to my mechanic and he said he could not fit me in until Saturday. It was Monday so I started over thinking, what about school, shopping, my other uses for my car & what am I going to do. Then I calmed down and thought what can I do. I can start pricing up the break pads and get them ready for Saturday. I spoke to a friend who got his brother to ring his friend, who just happened to work in a motor shop to get a deal. I drove to the shop got the break pads and drove by my mechanic before heading home just to show him the ones I had purchased, & to see what time on Saturday. Well you know what happen, he said he would do it for me then and there. So within 1 hour my car was fixed.
In that situation I decided to stop over thinking & do what was in my control, which was sorting out the car part.
Business: I was looking at my activity over at LinkedIn and was thinking how I could get more people to come to my site. Then I stopped and said instead I can reach out to one person and help them as much as I can. I put a question out there and got many responses but one stood out. I started helping her, our conversation moved to email. She implemented what I recommended, she sent me her changes to see if she was on the right track and she was super happy with my follow up. I have now made a great connection with this lady and I know she will keep me updated on her business progress plus if she needs any help she knows where to go.
After flipping the script the alternative was much better and more productive – a win win:)
Now it’s your turn to flip the script
Here are some examples to get your mind flowing:
Do you now see how flipping the script puts the control back in your hands.
Let’s carry on in the comments below, share something you can flip the script on, so you are back in control..