Ever notice how some folks are so vested in a process that they keep doing the same things over and over again and expect the results to be different?
“Striving for perfection can be a barrier to success and is often an excuse to avoid doing what we need to do to get better. Leaving you stuck – unable to move forward.” – Productivity Expert and Motivational Speaker Scott “Q” Marcus
You know you are a perfectionist if you’ve ever uttered these words:
“As long as I blew it, I might as well really blow it. I’ll start again tomorrow…and This Time I Mean It!”
Some signs of black & white (perfectionist) thinking in your organization can include:
- Conflict by letting poor communication get in the way of cooperation.
- Pursuit of unattainable goals by allowing perfect to get in the way of done, resulting in poor performance and/or excessive procrastination.
- Bad attitude (“Badattitude”) and low morale caused by allowing preconceptions and “shoulds” to cloud one’s thinking.
- Poor health/life Imbalance generated by trying to do too much and getting overwhelmed, generating procrastination and stagnation.
Participants at Scott’s sessions:
- Understand how the pursuit of perfection actually works against success
- Explore techniques to stay focused on goals, even when it’s difficult
- Learn how to adjust one’s own attitude or read others’ better to improve cooperation and communication
- Discover how motivation follows behavior, rather than leading it
- Understand that one’s behaviors are based on perceptions and it is those perceptions that define what we do – or don’t
- Redefine the basis by which one establishes goals and objectives
- Uncover the “Rules of Stagnation” and see why they hold us in place, and how to overcome them
- Realize that small steps done regularly will accomplish more than large ones done intermittently
- Develop a plan to break down goals into small steps and make positive changes
- Have a good time and leave motivated – with at least one “action item” they will accomplish within the next 24 hours (via the “I Promise” card)
In short, participants will leave prepared to apply simple steps in order to become motivated whenever they want and achieve whatever they want. They will be more engaged. They will communicate better. There will be less conflict and improved morale. In summary, they will indeed get past what holds them back.
What is the “I Promise Card?”
Each audience member walks away with a small card which cements the concepts of Scott’s innovative model to get past the barriers that hold them back by breaking big obstacles into small steps. Previous audience members often pull out from wallet old “I Promise Cards” and have exclaimed how much they helped them.
Warning: Scott’s Style is very interactive. Dance and play may break out mid-seminar.
Using an innovative and highly interactive audience engagement technique called Sculpting, Scott allows the audience to direct part of the presentation, giving them a more involved, intimate, and personal learning experience. Scott tailors each presentation to fit the needs of the audience. He is a perfectly imperfect fit for any group too much to do and too few resources to do them.
- Organizations going through change
- Sales/marketing meetings
- Corporate communication
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