Here we are January 16th, halfway through the first month of 2023. This past weekend I was thinking of a series of videos and blogs to deliver which of course would bring extreme value to you. I was at the beach reading my favorite go-to book, Think and Grow Rich. As I started reading some of the newly updated stories in the book, I came up with an idea that over the next several weeks I will share some of the ingredients from this book to help you to get clearer on some of the areas that we may need to tighten up in 2023. As we take these steps, we can intentionally move forward, do the little things consistently, and create good habits, as they will all compound over time to produce extraordinary results.
As I’m going through this book again, the first chapter is, “Thoughts are things”, how we think, I simply think it’s important to start here. It’s kind of like the first letter of the alphabet; A for Attitude. It all starts with attitude, when we have the right attitude, everything else becomes easier. If we have the wrong attitude, it becomes difficult. The first chapter of this book, “Thoughts are things”, essentially brings it down to one small paragraph that really resonates with me, “What you think about most mixed with emotion and backed by faith will translate itself into the physical equivalent or reality.”
Let’s break that down. What you think about most doesn’t specify whether good or bad. Let’s say that your business is on a roll, your team is showing up with pride, everything’s going your way, you’re signing deals, you’re making money, and you are thinking about that most. It’s mixed with emotions of enthusiasm, happiness, and being excited that you’re making things happen. It’s backed by faith because you see the cash flow coming in and it creates the reality of more of exactly what you’re producing.
Now let’s flip it. You’re stuck. Things aren’t working, your team is not stepping up, you can’t find the right clients, and cash flow is suffering. What are you thinking about most? Exactly that. What’s your emotion? Frustration. Faith, backed by the reality of experiencing the lack of cash flow, because you think about this most, you, unfortunately, produce exactly more of what you don’t want.
What this means is we must emphatically protect our minds. We must create a fertile garden in our mind to produce the right thoughts, the right emotions, and the right visions, so we can consistently think about what we want most as that’s exactly what we will get.
I was recently speaking to a client of mine on a coaching call, he has produced extraordinary results over the last three years, especially in the area of being a great leader. He was pretty much-doing everything himself in the beginning and now he’s produced a team that is doing everything of which he’s now just overseeing and making sure everything’s done to the proper standard. I mentioned a quote from my book; “treat your team as they make a difference and they will.” The shift Gio has made in the last three years was to go from doing everything himself because he didn’t think his team could make a difference. Now he’s created a team to do the work because he believes and instills in them that they can make a difference and they do. What Gio thinks about most, is creating a team that does the work, and achieves results, and that is exactly what is happening in his organizations.
So, we start this series off with what you think about, and how it creates your focus and direction. So, think about what you want, focus on that and that only, anything that doesn’t serve that purpose, extinguish it from your thought process. Here’s something else to think about. “You can’t attract into being what you want by thinking of the opposite.” If you want more and your focus is on the opposite, you will not get what you want. Really begin to be conscious of what you think about most, shift your thought process to only what works for you, your organization, your team, and your family, focus on that and that only, and trust me, you will produce better results accordingly.
COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com