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What is Your Catalyst for Change?

Enjoy this excerpt from Business to the Third Power.

What is Your Catalyst for Change?

Consider different outcomes in your decisions.

When working toward a decision, the obvious choice is not always the best outcome.

Being a parent, leader, or business owner can be like “swatting flies!” Can you hear the buzzing now?

Swatting flies is similar to the overload thinking, chattery activity, that swirls in our expanding heads. This swirling creates the buzzing when we haven’t navigated a way to extract or define the information to the outside of our heads!

Part of this “swatting-flies” phenomenon is due to the fact that our biology has not kept pace with our technology™. Our biology is still 10,000 years old! We’re overwhelmed and overstimulated by our surroundings and technology.

What does this have to do with a catalyst for change?

I suggest there is another way to live and manage change; you always suspected there might be. Change is disruptive especially when unexpected. We can prepare for change so the impact can be used to our advantage.

Consider our daily exposures:

  • Too much external stimuli. Constant bombardment of sound pollution, elected or otherwise.
  • Incapacity to process and assimilate information, creates Info Anxiety ™.
  • Not enough rest time (not sleep).
  • Lack of focus due to distractions; fueled by shoulds, have to’s and judgment.
  • Active pursuit of other’s ideas, not our own creating Seepage™* and energy drain.
  • Exposure to deliberate misinformation to cloud personal judgment (urban legends), jokes on email, plausible deniability leaks, etc.)

To begin, I recommend that you create an antidote solution for each bullet item above. Then, continue with your personal items and write the antidotes for them.

What does this have to do with a catalyst for change?

I suggest there is another way to live; you always suspected there might be. Follow me…for a sneak peek into alternatives to contempo-babble, the buzz of contemporary living.

See our companion Field Guide Book Thriving in the Midst of Change under products. It can be your personal advisory board to support your decisions and next moves. Use our book to follow me and the experts at your fingertips.


I call if a Field Guide Book, much like the military generals use in their operations—you cannot know or remember everything!

Behavior, Brand, business coaching, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, entrepreneurs, etiquette, Networking, social media, Social Networking, Strategy, Value, Workplace

Rules of the Social Media Road

As I have been cruising through several social media sites, I am still amazed at how many people do not understand the purpose of these outlets. The sales pitches are overwhelming. I guess the attraction to “selling” is because the sites are free, and people see this as an advertising opportunity. However, in my opinion, they would benefit by selling themselves through their messages.

Remember, the name of the vehicle is social media. Social means to engage with others. In my PC dictionary, social means “relating to the way groups behave and interact.” This is a powerful research space doing that.

Social media is a dynamic force. It is a vehicle, and it has “rules of the road”:
1.    No overt selling.
2.    Build a pertinent message first.
3.    Connect with people at their interest level, not yours.
4.    Be resourceful and responsive
5.    Entice interest with integrity, not gimmicks.
6.    Provide content.

Please let me know how you are using social media to connect with your group’s behavior, and I will post the results in January’s newsletter. (Of course, you can opt-in at https://www.positivepotentials.com subscription box.)  -MC

Email, Marketing, Social Networking

What Have You Done To Earn A Place In My Inbox

When was the last time you were excited to open your email?
How many items were there to support you and serve you in some capacity?
How many items were there to “sell” you something?
Disproportionate, huh.

With Gen X and Y dominating the social media (not an indictment, simply an observation,) something jumps out at me. Their sense of relationship is different than mine. Their social skills or lack of them are glaring. I see it with clients who want to know and understand how to “network.” They think it’s a surgical procedure we can implant in them.

News flash “ozone-0-sphere”™—Relationships are cultivated, yes, like a garden. They require attention, resources like time and care. So, how does an ad in my inbox do that?

My point diverts from the opt-in issues. This is about why so many people think they know what I need—and they haven’t asked nor do I know them.

Quick tip—please use plentifully:
Each contact I have and make is accompanied with the promise that I will only offer relevant information relative to what we’ve shared or I learned a topic is of particular importance to them.
When I forward an article or make a call, it is with intention. I want to “show up” and serve my contact. It’s simple really.

Interestingly, it’s the authentic care and attention that is my best marketing tool. People like that they are being heard, served and supported. It can be as simple as pronouncing and spelling someone’s name right.

Often in our “humongous” spheres of contact, we make little of our spheres of influence. That is what I take seriously.

Want to make a difference? Make someone’s day by acknowledging, caring and supporting who they are. –MC
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