by Stephanie Bickel
CEOs carry the heaviest presentation load.
Here's a letter to a CEO after a rough dry-run where he received contradictory advice.
Mike, I know you are getting different views. I marveled at how well you accepted all feedback yesterday. You have 100% control over what you think throughout this process. Here are some thoughts that fuel great performances. Mindset is everything – as I KNOW YOU KNOW.
I shoot the past: When I misstep or misspeak, I forget and move forward
My words are magic bullets that create the future
Everything is always working out for me
I am a role model
I am helping people
I am making a difference
I am clear
I am an exceptional communicator
I am an interesting person
I am fun
I am handsome/beautiful
I am smart
I am honest
I am a good listener
I only promote win-win ideas
I have a great team
I have great ideas
I have unique perspectives
I have enormous courage
I have support
I do great work
I react positively
I am patient
I cut through the noise
I play straight
I shoot the past - I shoot the past - I shoot the past!
I do not complain, blame, or make excuses
I do not spend time with those who complain, blame, or make excuses
I am in the arena – not them
I do this to please myself and God
I do it my way
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