Today I had the good fortune of spending a lot of time with Lisa Haneberg and I can tell you that everything they say about her is true: she is energetic, passionate and motivated to help you succeed. If you do your daily practice, you are Two Weeks to a Breakthrough, too.
This is not going to be an interview with Lisa, Phil Gerbyshak has already done a great one at Make it Great! Lisa and I had an interesting conversation over dinner and I can add that she is also a fantastic active listener. The type of conversation she's in is focused and in action -- she paid attention to what I was saying and the goals I was sharing (focus) and asked me to elaborate on the actions I am taking to get there.
The language I've used for some of the considerations she recommended was a bit different. I found it easier to adopt hers in my thinking. And here's the big aha for me from tonight's event -- breakthroughs are a social act. Maybe I knew that, maybe we all know that, deep down. So I'm sure I'm not stealing her thunder -- and thundering it is outside just now -- in writing this.
We know it and we don't. Lisa has wonderful stories that can help you catalyze your thinking around concrete, simple, and sometimes unexpected things you can do every day to leap to a breakthrough. I believe her -- I'm reading her book right now and will be putting it into practice.
Some of the thinking we shared is around how humans are chaotic systems -- somehow they never do what you expect them to do. And that is good. What that means is that we can create small little changes in our daily routine that can lead to big effects. Did I mention that Lisa's tour is on a bike? This here is Hazel, a 700-pound beauty that can present some challenges when packing all your stuff to leave for your next destination.
Tonight I learned that how we share publicly our goals matters. As well, our ability and willingness to make requests can function as accelerator to breakthroughs -- remember, they are a social act. I think I can go a little easier on action, the third component of the daily practice, my foot there is firmly pressed all the way down to the metal. And I already have my first list of five unreasonable requests to make this coming Sunday. So here are my questions to you:
- Do you share your goals with others in a compelling fashion? This allows you to enroll them in helping you.
- How often do you follow up with making requests? For example, do you ask for (and take) candid feedback?
- Are you ready to take action on what comes your way that is aligned with your goals?
Find Lisa's next stops on her tour here. I know for sure that she will be in Chicago, Fargo, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. I know a couple of you live in those places. So go out and meet Lisa -- she has passion and heart and your finding out how you can leap to breakthroughs is important to me. You can trust me on this one, I care. Thank you, Lisa.