What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How to remove self-doubt, start being honest with yourself, and finding your 'singularity'
- Define your 'real' and 'ideal' goals
- How to be the 'dandelion' and not the 'orchid'
Related Links and Resources:
One, I've got a series of FREE webinars you can download. Number two, we have the 'Tremendous Leadership' podcast. And number three, we have 2 weeks of FREE Ebooks. On the website they will see the banners, all three resources, at www.tremendousleadership.com
Dr. Tracey Jones brings a unique approach to motivation including a call to action and tools to make it happen. Tracy is an author, speaker, Air Force Academy graduate, decorated Veteran, international leadership expert, scholar, and researcher. President of Tremendous Leadership, carrying on the legacy of her father Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, Tracey has released 10 books including her newest title available now, SPARK: 5 Essentials to Ignite the Greatness Within.
Here are the highlights of this episode:
1:49 Tracey’s ideal Client: My ideal client is really anybody; individuals or organizations out there who are saying to themselves 'the status quo has got to go." I don't care if you're 2 or 200. I was on a call with people last night and they're 70. So, anybody that really wants to raise the bar on life, maybe they're feeling a little bit stuck like they're in the next season and they want the clarity and the tools to get to the next level of what they know, but there's something else for them to do.
2:27 Problem Tracey helps solve: Well, I think most people, it kind of goes a different way. There's some that have the problem of self-doubt, where you just don't have the self-efficacy or the belief in yourself. You know it's there but you're not sure how to get there. Number two, there are some people that are really difficult to be honest 'with ourselves'. So, I really help people to get in there and say "listen, only you who's going to unpack this" and so, from my 'tool sergeant' taste, I'm like really with tough love, and getting people to be honest with themselves. And then lastly, deconstructing all the noise; a lot of the problem with people's failure to achieve greatness is they were too busy being pulled into too many different directions. So, I help them target their singularity. And Jim Collins' book 'Good to Great', what's that thing you do better than anybody else.
3:28 Typical symptoms that clients do before reaching out to Tracey: Well I am a doctor, so I will diagnose this; negative thoughts, you're sad you're depressed, you're in a rot, you're tired, your physically sick, you dread Monday mornings, that's a big signal. Your failure to focus, quitting too soon, I would like to say to people I'm 'slacktose intolerant'. There are so many things you want to do but you just can't get there. And you may have lack of support or resources, so you're terribly frustrated because you want to do something but you just can't connect the dots.
4:17 What are some of the common mistakes that folks make before finding Tracey and her solution: The biggest mistake is, I say to people "one year from now if you haven't change, what's going to happen?" and they say "there's no way" but we lose track if we don't take action. That failure to gain singularity, and that failure to gain being focused and direct of what you're supposed to do, that's really a common mistake. And that will manifest in lots of health, perhaps loss of family, loss of resources. We only have so many minutes on this planet and we need to make the best in all of them.
4:59 Tracey’s Valuable Free Action (VFA): Draw two circles; one to the left one to the right. Write 'real' and 'ideal', this is where you are, this is where you want to be. Not what you're doing right now, but what you like to do. And then begin to look at what you're going to bring forward from the real to the ideal and what you're going to leave behind. This will give you a really good orientation.
5:39 Tracey’s Valuable Free Resource (VFR): Actually three. I've got a series of FREE webinars you can download. Number two, we have the 'Tremendous Leadership' podcast where we interview Leaders on leadership and how they overcame their challenges. And number three, we have 2 weeks of FREE E-books. These wonderful life-changing classics really fill you with great thoughts so you can begin getting your plan in motion. On the website they will see the banners, all three resources, at tremendousleadership.com
6:34 Why are some people 'orchids' and why are some people 'dandelions'? When life sets on fire, why do some people run into the burning building and some people run out. The answer is, it's about your adaptive capacity and your resiliency. In my PhD in my new book I unpack a lot of that but there are ways that you can build that, that regenerative nature. It's within that 'God's seed is in all of us', you just got to uncover the skills to scrape off the past, the preconceived notions, the bad experiences, and ignite the greatest version of you that's already there. I love that analogy about the dandelion; the seed of the dandelion can be in the middle of the 8-lane highway breathing only carbon monoxide and grow. And yet the orchid; the minute you look at it the wrong way or breath on it wrongly, it wilts. We want to be dandelions; we want to be tough, resilient and hardy no matter what. We can blossom wherever we are. That's the secret to a tremendous life.
“We want to be dandelions; we want to be tough, resilient and hardy no matter what. We can blossom wherever we are. That's the secret to a tremendous life” – Dr. Tracey C. Jones