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The Problem You Have, But Don't Know You Have by Mike Rayburn

By Mike Rayburn | May 25, 2022

 

Every organization deals with it to greater or lesser degrees.

Chances are you don’t even realize it.

It moves silently, unseen, mostly undetected.

It creeps in slowly over time.

It can act like the Mob in Vegas, quietly skimming a little off the top everywhere, slowly depleting life, morale and resources.

Or it can be bold and unapologetically malevolent.

It finds it’s footing in:

  • Routine
  • Old Thinking
  • the Complacency of Success,
  • (most egregiously) That’s the way we’ve always done it” reasoning.

So… what is this silent killer of dreams, growth and problems?

Stagnation

Stagnant morale, stagnant creation and innovation, stagnant sales, stagnant growth, and stagnant execution.

I spent a fair amount of time considering what problem I solve for both organizations and individuals… and my conclusion is “Stagnation.”  

This is precisely why everything I do for groups and individuals always comes down to this postulate:

Look at what is, and ask what if?

When you look at your processes, your products or services, the environment around you, your marketplace, your community and even world events, and ask, “What IF?” you open up manifold possibilities and opportunities every time!

For organizations…

When you look at your teams, your sales, your innovation, your execution, and your morale, where do you see stagnation?

Do your people feel excited most of the time? Or do they go through the same motions they always have?

You might need to observe for a while to catch it, but it’s almost always there.

As an individual…

  • Are you passionate about your life, or are you enduring it?
  • Are you living what you love, or going through the motions?
  • Are you powering forward, or coasting?
  • Do you feel alive? Or indifferent?

For your events…

  • Are your events exciting, energetic and transformational?
  • Or are they predictable and dull?

3 Ways to Cure Stagnation... through my keynote and resources… by elevating, innovating and transforming! (… and making everyone laugh a lot!)

This is what Kimberly and I do for individuals… cure stagnant lives by igniting passion, uncaging truest self-expression, and foster living by design rather than by default in our “What IF Weekend” un-retreats.

So… How can I help?

Let’s talk about it.

Action step…

Where is your life or business stagnant?

What if you could do exactly what you’ve imagined, how would you?

 

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