What does this rock formation have in common with what’s going on inside your head?
* Sometimes we interpret things and we are wrong – it could be a frown we see as disapproval when we’re not, in fact, privvy to the thinking going on behind the scenes.
* Sometimes we may hear a sound we think is gunfire and for that terrifying split second feel afraid, yet it is only a car backfiring.
* Sometimes we may see a stick, swear a bit and jump for our lives because it looks so much like a snake.
You’ve done it, too, I know you have!
We are experts, alright!
Experts at distortion and therefore, misinterpretation.
This is Skull Rock, named for obvious reasons, deep in the Joshua Tree National Forest.
It is also a reminder for us to check in on where we might be getting things not quite right.
Deep inside our own skulls.
Because with all due respect
We all may need to get rid of our assumptions around what something means because of the way it looks, or sounds or feels.
To perhaps, be more patient.
To perhaps, be more OK with being less right!
And in doing so, we will be more present to someone else
And by default, see, hear and notice SO MUCH MORE!!
Image Source – My camera
Be Bold, Brave and Brilliant (and never too well behaved;))
Bernadette McClelland is a Keynote Speaker whose message for businesses, sales teams and associations is based on mastering 'absolute certainty in an environment of absolute uncertainty'.
Her signature keynote 'ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY - FINDING YOUR BRAVE' is ideal for those environments looking for fearless leadership, shorter sales cycles and higher performance.
Her business, 3 Red Folders is a sales force development company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia designed to create sales centric cultures through sales strategy, process and psychology.
She is an award winning speaker, coach and author having proudly coached Harvard MBA students on their sales enablement curriculum, been the Master Asia Pacific coach for Anthony Robbins across twelve countries, authored five books on leadership and sales transformation, won a coveted Telstra award for Business Excellence, recognised as one of the Top 35 Most Influential Women In Sales globally and continually shares her ideas around behaviour, the brain and business growth on stages in the UK, Europe, Thailand, India, NZ, Australia and North America.