Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Power of Your Thoughts

I've been a long time believer in the power of your thoughts to change your life, but only recently have I seen it happen in my own career very very clearly to the point where I am shocked and a bit scared.
 Let me explain, I started this blog in October of 2010, and it was prompted by my interest in work and its importance in our lives. I was reading a lot of books on work like First Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Strength Finder books.  I worked as an architect, which I believed fully was the most fun job ever! I even wrote a book on it.
  Since then I've continued to think about work and it expanded into thinking about leadership and making an impact where ever we are. I became a division governor in Toastmasters to help people become the leaders they wanted to be. I’ve given countless speeches on leadership. I also mentored many folks and helped them figure out how their talents and skills could be best used in the world.
 
I wrote several articles on finding your perfect job. My productivity tips are all focused on helping people get more out of their life while giving back.
 
Meanwhile, while  Iwas focused on this type of thinking and actions, I was also becoming more interested in customer centric thinking. Who is the customer and what service am I providing?
I designed a program for my company to help us all be more customer focused.  On top of the customer focus I was thinking about how the most powerful people in our world now are the Tech Leaders. The top tech leaders are also obsessed with customer experience.

 
About two months ago all my strong thoughts turned into a new career when my company asked me to take a new job running the Information technology leadership development program. This involves helping each member develop leadership capabilities and to find their way in our large company. This is exactly what I've been thinking about for the past 3 years, but what is funny, and unexpected, is how unlooked for it was. 
I am living proof that the following diagram is TRUE!!







 
So decide carefully what you are going to think about. It might be your next career.

Actions:
Write down what you spend most of your time thinking about
What are you feeding your brain?
Are these two items in line with your goals?