Coached to Business Success: Who Influences You?
As the CEO of Business Benchmark Group, at every Board of Directors 12 Melbourne Business Mentoring Program one of the key questions that I ask all members is:
Who are your influencers? Whose achievements, style or insight is inspiring you right now?
People can influence and inspire our thoughts, dreams and ambitions.
But no man is an island, 'the mainland' affects everybody in some shape or form. This could be an individual, a particular school of thought or various inspirational figures within in our life or the public sphere.
The power of positive thinking
I recently stumbled across this simple yet effective message. The message highlights the importance of positive influences and shutting out negativity.
“Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the corner to see the race and cheer on the contestants. The race began.
Honestly, no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. You heard statements such as:
‘Oh, way too difficult!’
‘They will never make it to the top.’
‘There’s not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!’
The tiny frogs began collapsing one by one…except for those who, in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher. The crowd continued to yell, ‘It is too difficult!! No one will make it!’
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up, but one continued. Higher and higher and higher he climbed.
This one wouldn't give up!
At the end, everyone had given up climbing the tower except for the one tiny frog that, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!
Then all of the other frogs naturally wanted to know how this frog managed to do it.
A contestant asked the tiny frog how he found the strength to succeed and reach the goal. It turned out that the winner was deaf!
The lesson of this story is: Never listen to other people’s tendencies to be negative or pessimistic because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you – the ones you have in your heart!
And above all: be deaf when people tell you that cannot fulfill your dreams!”
Who are your positive influencers?
So with this modest message of achievement over adversity in mind, can you answer this question:
Is your circle made of Melbourne business influencers who inspire you to accomplish more, complete more and tackle challenges that others may doubt you can achieve?
Do you need to expand your positive network of influencers?
Any small or medium business owner can benefit from the power of positive thinking. Meeting with a regular business coaching group of positively charged Melbourne business people will help you set your goals high... and see that you achieve them.
Business Benchmark Group will give you the mentoring and business coaching required to kickstart your business drive. You will also meet like minded Melbourne small business owners who are a positive influence on you and your medium or small business.
Stefan Kazakis on 27 May 2017
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