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3 Looking To Pass Blame? Check The Mirror.

I had a business encounter recently that made an impression on me. It had to do with one party in a business relationship being upset by something that was said by the other party in the relationship.

When I spoke to the first party to listen to their story, guess who was to blame? I know you see where this is going. Then, when I spoke to the second party to hear them out, guess who was to blame?

Right. Each of them told the story as if they had done absolutely nothing wrong – and each presented themselves as a completely innocent victim of the other person’s behavior. To top it all off,  both seemed very honest and sincere about their version of the events.
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Outside Your Comfort Zone – Are You All In?

All In?

Through repetition and over time I have noticed that when people are asked to take on a new task or embrace a new idea that is outside their comfort zones, they normally react in one of two ways.

It’s either Bitch and moan or I’m all in.

The Bitch and moan people are experts at finding a cloud in the silver lining. They behave this way out of fear and seem to live by the motto, “But…but…we’ve never done it that way before!

The I’m all in people are also scared when they try new things. Change is scary sometimes. But these folks are way more motivated by the possibility of pulling off something significant than they are motivated by fear of failure.
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