I started sifting through podcasts and videos over at the NeuroCollaborative a couple weeks ago. In doing that, this video was mentioned several times as something we just had to watch. So I did. This video is about inspiring other people into action. This is an important skill of any leader, therapist… human being. Maybe “inspiring” might be in the Thesaurus next to cajoling, influencing…. I did whatever you’d like to call it today in requesting a friend to drop by today instead of tomorrow. I did that today in attempting to convince a max assist patient that they can’t go home alone like they want to. ALL. THE. TIME. Let’s learn how to “inspire” better.
Key Take-Away: The Golden Circle: innovators (people who successfully inspire others into an action) explain the desired action first in why (purpose), how the action is different or better, what the product is.
A while back, I re-wrote my work mission statement. It goes like this: “I seek to worship God through using my God-given passions–biological sciences, particularly the human body and how to mold it into the best physical function it can have– and to apply those passions to others, so they can reach their full physical potential and thereby better serve God’s purpose for their own lives.” It is sort of in the Golden Circle pattern
Why/Purpose: Worship God through work, Colossians 3:23
How: using God-givens passions in biology– anatomy and exercise physiology particularly
What: mold others’ bodies to function as required to fulfill God’s purpose with their own lives
Do you have a mission statement? Is yours a Golden Circle? Try putting it in that format.
Another exercise here….
Fill in the blank regarding 1) your work mission, 2) a home exercise program (HEP).
- I believe________.
- If you’re the kind of person that ______, then you’ve got to try ________!
Now, go sell yourself and your HEP!