The dangerously common LIE when meeting people.

Do you tell it, and can you change it?

You’ve heard it and probably been asked the dreaded question:

Hi, how’s work?

Can you, or do you, answer it honestly?

When you are answering it, how do you feel?

3 responses to that most common question.
Many are obviously really excited about their role. It is motivational to just listen to them. Have you met people like that? Think about how they made you feel.
There are those that are obviously lying “yes it’s going really well” might be the words, but not the body language. What do you think when you meet them?
Finally those that don’t even pretend, “it’s alright”, or one of my favourites “it’s OK, I suppose”!!! What does that mean anyway? Then, my all time favourite “not too bad“, what do you think they are focusing on? How do they leave you feeling?
Positivity is important?
Do you buy from negative people if you have a choice? So, being positive is important, but I don’t advocate lying! You need to feel good about what you are doing.

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When describing what you do to a stranger, how excited do you feel? If you get excited and passionate about your company, your role and where it’s going then you probably feel good overall (it’s OK to want to tweak a couple of bits).

If you answer without passion and you hear yourself saying “yes…. but…” then you need to stop for a few minutes and ensure you’re pointing the right way.

So which parts of the role can you talk passionately about – “I love….”, then you can be truthful AND passionate.

Get inspired.
I was fortunate enough to work with a truly inspirational sales director some years ago; I don’t work with him now, but I ensure that we meet up periodically. We discuss various issues, but I always feel great afterwards and he enjoys the meeting too.

Who inspires you when you work with them, can you arrange to work with them more often?

3 ideas to improve your motivation
Find a way to work alongside somebody that you find inspiring, maybe just spending more time with them after a networking meeting.
What are you doing this week to move towards your big picture? If you can’t see how you are moving towards it, it isn’t working well enough for you. It is easy to get stuck in the drudgery of day to day work. Ensure you revisit that vision regularly and remind yourself about what you are doing to move towards it.
Talking about that exciting vision can help keep you motivated too, who can you share your passion with this week?
Your body talks
Whether you like it or not, your body talks to others about your attitude. It’s a two way street, standing enthusiastically helps you think positively and vice versa

Passion and power.
Passion and power go hand in hand; the passion will help you drive things forward.

I often talk about the importance of the big picture, of using the power that an exciting vision has. It can motivate you and your team and can align your team around common values.

Can you, do you, share an exciting vision with your team (that includes those you network with regularly).

Sometimes it is also important to look at the little details; small changes can often make a huge difference to the way we feel, and that affects our performance. Think about the little things that make a big difference to YOU (not cutting my lawn can get me down!) and hence your performance.

Your enjoyment.
What tasks do you enjoy the most? Are you doing those tasks or delegating them to others in your team?

I was recently working with a business owner who was feeling more and more demotivated. She was “giving away all the bits of the job” that she enjoyed.

In your company you decide who does what, you allocate roles to get the best out of the company, you are part of that equation. If you can’t enjoy the job and be passionate, it is unlikely you can inspire your staff.

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