When dining out, a friend of mine does something a little unusual. When the waiter comes over to introduce himself, Brian asks, “Are you the very best waiter in this restaurant?” As you would guess, the serving staff almost always answers, “Yes, of course!”
Brian is a clever man, what he is doing here is setting the bar high. He is planting the seed in the personal’s head that they are the very best at what they do. He is subtly challenging them to show him that they are the very best.
You can imagine that Brian manages to stellar service nearly every time he eats out.
Hmmmm. How can we apply this idea to our own lives? Where in your world can you set the bar high, plant the seeds for success and expect the best? Who can you encourage, challenge and invite exceptional performance from?
Expecting the best – it’s just one more way you can live Your Life, Unlimited.
This week on Your Life, Unlimited radio Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner author of the shiny new book Launch, Lead, Live shared her insights and research on change aka growth.
Think of your complelling reason for change, consider moving through discomfort for the greater good and enjoy the whole show below.
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Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.
* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.