You Didn’t Get That Result By Accident

You Didn’t Get That Result By Accident

This week’s podcast is titled “You ARE Getting Results…Are They the Results You Want?” It is part of a month-long journey through the thought model as developed by my coach, Brooke Castillo.

Consider this your thought master class. I’m giving you some thought models to fill in.

Here’s a practice model:

CIRCUMSTANCE: Boss put me on a team with Julie.

THOUGHT: “Julie and I have never worked well together; I’m dreading being on this team with her.”

FEELING: Dread

ACTION: You avoid Julie, don’t speak up in meetings.

RESULT: You don’t give your best effort, and it’s noticed by the team leader.

Let’s do a turnaround of this circumstance. Remember, the circumstance is neutral, it’s factual.

CIRCUMSTANCE: Boss put me on a team with Julie.

THOUGHT: “Julie is on this team. So are several people I really admire.”

FEELING: Excitement.

ACTION: You participate in the meetings, do your work; put your disagreement with Julie on the back burner and don’t let it affect your interactions with her or others on the team.

RESULT: You give your best effort, and it’s noticed by the team leader.

See the difference? The circumstance stayed the same…after all, Julie’s still on the team and there’s nothing you can do about it.

BUT…the second thought model allows you to show up as the best version of yourself. Give your best effort and impress the team leader.

Lots of upside there. There is absolutely no upside in allowing your thoughts about Julie to hinder your work performance.

Here’s a blank thought model for you to work through. Be careful not to switch gears mid-model…your result should always prove your thought true. (That’s what our primitive brain likes to do, by the way.)

I invite you to do five of these, one starting with each part of the thought model. Think of a circumstance currently going on at work and do a thought model around that circumstance.

Do a model around a thought you keep having about your job. Do a thought model around a feeling you keep having about your job.

Do a thought model around a specific action you keep taking at work.

Then do a thought model around an undesirable result you are getting at work.

CIRCUMSTANCE:

THOUGHT:

FEELING:

ACTION:

RESULT:

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