Dear Fellow Entrepreneurs,
I’m getting creative here with this newsletter and decided that you deserve something different. I wrote an article recently on Playing BIG. It’s a concept business coaches have tapped into to help facilitate the creative efforts of others towards the goal of success in business.
When I was teaching Montessori to preschool students, I implemented this natural method in order to get the kids to perform at their peak level. “Fun” was the driving factor that kept them interested and attentive.
So what happens when we grow up? I homeschooled my children from beginning to end. Fortunately because I knew this method, I was able to use this “fun” technique to quicken their creativity towards advancement , ease and satisfaction in learning.
When they reached the high school years however, I noticed other parents putting their kids into college classes, having them take AP classes with the intend to getting them college credit and creating a good looking transcript. I placed my oldest daughter in one online AP class and it was a disaster. Having been trained to be an entrepreneur, my daughter resisted the heavy load of homework and projects.
The class became a hindrance to her creative energy. Scoring a 2 on the AP test, I learned that one will learn best when it’s something you WANT to learn it or because its presented in a creative way.
The Playing Big coaching method does just that. As adults learning new strategies for career or business success, playing BIG means you must be willing and able to step up and stand out! You take the risk of being seen and known for who you really are and then boldly share with colleagues and customers this value. Being clear about your value to others, one must live true to their purpose in the world. It’s challenging, interesting and exciting at the same time.
We are all born with the ability and desire to play and any effort in life can be played as a game with the knowledge that you can win. This method is called Play-Two-Win because a coach only wins when the player wins and a player only wins when his team wins; a very excellent position to take for any MLM, network marketing, direct sales or other types of business success. This becomes another point of attraction because people love to play on this kind of team when they know the leadership is planning to play BIG for the team to win also.
Keep this in mind when you are leading others. A simple example of using this method in business is presenting strategies and tools with the idea that someone can WIN them for free. Another is to encourage them to get them “first”. This initiates the competitive spirit innate in every human. By tapping into the creative energy that naturally stimulates your prospects, business partners and team, you will not only have a happy team but your team will learn much more quickly the strategies you are teaching them.
Are you the leader to help others to PLAY BIG? Prove it!!!!!
Go out and make today the best day yet!
Ps. Because you are here, I want to have a bit of fun with you. I would like to tickle you a bit! Today’s tickle is a quick little video presented by my good friend Dale Werner, on Creating Great Headlines.
Enjoy it and remember that PLAYING BIG is best!
WE ARE ALL STILL KIDS AT HEART!