“What are the obvious things in your business or life that just may in fact need your attention?”
“Many of the principles will seem obvious.
It is very difficult to teach things that are obvious because the mind takes them for granted.
Because we can understand something, we often believe that we do in fact practice it.
A lot of research into thinking habits shows that the most obvious and easily understood principles are not used, although everyone would claim to use them.
List as many ideas for the following questions …
That the important people in your life are reminded of how much you appreciate them.
That customer calls/opportunities are returned/followed up in a timely manner.
That your “value add” is recognized and appreciated.
What else do you consider to be obvious?
Then ask yourself how can you test them to find out if they are true?
Just because we know it, doesn’t mean we do it and just because we do it, doesn’t mean its noticed. Take a moment to think about it. Work with others and brainstorm the possibilities.
What are all those things that you think are obvious in your business/life?
The fact that the steps may be simple and obvious should not obscure either the difficulty of using them or the value of using them.”