It’s all about me! I, I, I. Me, me, me. How can I build my business? How can I make more money? How can I get more customers? When can I start my taking my social media to a new level? When am I going to grow my reputation?
WRONG!! I’ve seen so many businesses who believe they can do it all by themselves.
1. Maybe the number one reason is that they don’t want to pay someone.
2. They may struggle with sharing information.
3. Maybe they don’t believe in the value of key marketing strategies.
4. Or, they are not good at training.
All those answers relate to small thinking. When you think small you spend time working on small things. You might have the inability to see the bigger picture. Here are a couple of words that relate to small thinkers.
Narrow-minded – not interested in any idea except their own.
Rigid – not willing to ever change their ideas, attitudes and opinions.
Intolerant – not willing to accept any beliefs but their own
When it comes to small thinking and those words that describe it, all very much the same – It’s all about me, I’m right, everyone else is wrong!
On the other hand, are a different story. They take risks, they hire people smarter than they are, they can see the future, failure isn’t something that will hold them back. They look for new ideas and new projects all the time. Here are a couple of words that relate to BIG THINKERS.
Flexible – will change their mind for the benefit of all, not themselves.
Open-Minded – new ideas rock in their world.
Visionary – they know that success is near and they need others to get them there.
When it comes to BIG THINKING the message is clear, ‘I’ isn’t in their vocabulary, however, ‘we’ is their most spoken word.
Here’s a great example of a BIG THINKER – Laurel Myers, Senior Director, Products & Innovation, The Honest Company “Millennials need the same products and services everyone else does, but they demand more – better quality, higher ethical standards and greater value. Myers says that if you want to know how to serve this market, you had better be ready to listen.”
Like BIG THINKER Laurel Meyers, whose company sells Honest Tea to millions to truly be successful besides being a BIG THINKER you must understand your audience, who they are, how they think, and what they need.
So, be a BIG THINKER…..we, we, we, we can do it.
Carol is a Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach, Fundraising Strategist, Social Media Quarterback and Small Business Advisor. She is Lehigh Valley’s sought after consultant who assists organizations with results driven growth. Her strategies can be easily adapted to a for profit or non-profit environment. Carol specializes in high impact leadership, million dollar fundraising, smash the box marketing, and creating word of mouth epidemics for her clients. Visit Carol’s website at www.caroltalks.com and “LIKE” Carol at Caroltalks on Facebook. Carol S. Ritter, Past President, National Speakers Association Philadelphia and past board chair for St. Luke’s University Hospital Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice.