Using Golf Strategy to Solve a Common Business Problem
I am going to paint a picture of what happened to me just a few days ago. I am in a meeting with a loud, “I am right and this is the ONLY way to do it!” type of team member. Light on the term ‘team’ for this character; just sayin’.
The sarcasm and self-righteousness was swelling within me. Just before all that self righteous emotion spilled out of me, making me react exactly like my team mate, I lowered my eyes, took a mental vacation from myself and removed my emotion. I allowed myself to become? Pen the pro golfer? who strategizes what needs to be done without emotion getting in the way of success.
So this loud person is now to me a big tree obstructing the way to my target. I have 3 options.
- Over the loud teammate? No, too much ego, not a pretty picture.
- Around the loud teammate? No, too big a problem to sweep under the rug.
- Hmm … that leaves me with chipping out into the fairway. Yep, that’s it. Just lay a laser clear alternative without hitting his real reason for holding on so tight to his “only right way”. Now he has room to chip out too.
In golf we say, “if you are going to lay up, step away from your emotion and make sure you choose the club that will absolutely give you plenty of room to play with making the next shot successful”.
Smart Decisions Under the Gun, 10 Focus Steps, it teaches exactly what ‘Pen the pro golfer’ put into practice.
Remove emotions, strategize … make smart decisions … make more money!
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