The other day I was listening to Dave Ramsey share a story that I thought fabulously illustrated the power of perspective.
He told of an English professor who wanted to make a point to her students.
That day, she wrote the following on the board:
A WOMAN WITHOUT HER MAN IS NOTHING
Then, the teacher picked two volunteers, one woman and one man.
As they came to the front of the room, she handed each of them a marker and asked them to place the appropriate punctuation for the sentence she had written.
How would you punctuate the sentence above?
A WOMAN, WITHOUT HER MAN, IS NOTHING.
After making the marks, he walked away, confident that he had nailed her request.
Next, the woman walked up to the board. As she walked up, she was shaking her head. Without a pause, she erased the man’s marks and replaced them with her own. When she was done, it read:
A WOMAN: WITHOUT HER, MAN IS NOTHING.
You see, different people can look at the same thing and see something very different. Interpretations can vary.
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Now, let’s look at your business.
Are there things in your business that could use “different punctuation?”
Do you know how to see the “altered sentence?”
I talk to people all of the time that have hit a plateau in their business. Many have reached huge levels of success, but they can’t seem to grow past that level. Others are stuck and trying to figure out who they are.
The one thing that they all have in common is the need for a new perspective.
If this feels familiar to you, I encourage you to try something new. Reach out to someone you admire and invite them to coffee, hire a coach (I’d love to talk to you to see how I might be able to help), work from a different location. Heck! Just make a change. Do something to jolt the way you look at things.
I’d love to hear what you think.
Until we talk again
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