Create Opportunity Via Your Promotion

June 7, 2021

You got the promotion? Congratulations!!! You just promoted someone?? Fantastic!! Regardless of which side of the handshake you were on, here are 3 pro tips for succeeding in your new role OR setting up your new appointee for success! IF YOU JUST GOT PROMOTED:1. Listen First Then Act – don’t reverse that order – ever! Resist the urge to ‘prove’ to every one on day 1 that you are worthy of the new title! You are there for a reason – now open your ears to listen and learn and open your mouth to ask questions to learn. 2. Build Trust – Every day that needs to be your goal! People are watching what you do and say. Trust accelerates results! 3. Get A Mentor – Find someone who can help you ‘see around corners’ to reduce the learning curve and help you drive more impact. IF YOU JUST PROMOTED SOMEONE:1. Listen First Then Act – Encourage them to ask more questions to ID what needs to get done and why; Nudge them towards investing time every day to learn more from the people they lead and other key stakeholders; Help them set timelines for action. 2. Build Trust – Reinforce that trust is being built or broken every day by their words and actions. New promotion = microscope! Emphasize that Trust accelerates results! 3. Get A Mentor – Help them find a mentor that will assist them in the transition and help them navigate the rapids. This does NOT diminish your role as a leader – it’s about providing resources for your team to grow into the role for impact! Check out the quick video here, friends and let me know if you’d add anything else in the comments … click here to learn more about building a powerful reputation! Keep digging!

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Mike Mooney Reputation Mindset

Why Walking Through One Door Can Change Your Life

February 1, 2021

Why Walking Through One Door Can Change Your Life We’ve all been faced with a new door to walk through – what will it take for you to crack that door open and have the courage to get uncomfortable and walk through? Here’s some Monday Motivation from my journey that began with three words – “I give up!” The most influential pivot points in my life seemed to occur at the crossroads of “I give up!” and “What’s beyond that door?” Does that resonate with you? This is about the choices we make. This reflects the mindset we are cultivating. This galvanizes the way we live life! Check out the video for more and let me know what door you are standing before! Will you have the courage to walk through it? You have what it takes to do so … what will you find on the other side? What new opportunity will present itself? Better said, what fear is holding you back? Why wouldn’t walk through? Could this door actually be a portal to take you to a better place? Don’t give up! Take the step! Do this for you today and for your future self! Learn more about my work here Keep digging, friends!

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Dale Earnhardt

Power of MindShift :: Emotion (Part 2)

September 8, 2020

What can NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s tragic death teach us about emotions and mindset?? Actually, a lot! His death cast a global spotlight on safety in NASCAR. Media outlets were camped outside Dale Earnhardt Inc., as well as NASCAR’s Daytona headquarters interviewing heartbroken fans and asking the question, “has NASCAR done enough to keep their drivers safe?” The late Bill France, Jr., was running NASCAR when this happened and he lost his close friend. It was a difficult time for members of the NASCAR industry as well as for the millions of fans who loyally followed the sport – and The Intimidator – Dale Earnhardt! NASCAR hired Jody Powell, a Washington heavy weight who was well-equipped to handle crisis situations. You see, Jody served as President Jimmy Carter’s Press Secretary. Jody told me the story of a meeting he attended at senior-level meeting at NASCAR headquarters in the wake of Earnhardt’s death. He told me how Mr. France was, rightfully so, very angry with how the media was portraying the sport – his sport (as Bill’s father, Bill France, started NASCAR in 1948). While being extremely angry (and voicing it clearly, as Jody recounted), Jody mentioned that none of the people in the room were making eye contact with Mr. France. It was a very tense situation, for sure. When Mr. France paused for a moment, Jody stepped in with a simple, yet powerful, statement – “Mr. France, with all due respect, being pissed off is not a strategy.” At that moment, Mr. France acknowledged that to be true and then looked to Jody and said, “you are right. So, what are we going to do about this?” How can we use the phrase, “being pissed off isn’t a strategy.” help us embrace emotion, yet still move towards action? We are experiencing a wide range of emotions these days, but we have to determine whether those emotions are moving us forward or holding us back! How we deal with our emotions and put them on display for others to see and experience also impacts our reputation. Make no mistake about that. Our consistent, daily actions influence how people see us and how they form an opinion of you and your reputation. Watch my video HERE to hear more about how emotions can keep us out of the race! Keep digging!

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