- Leading Change Worldwide – One Organization At A Time.
- Service the journey of the team, the community, and their own journey
- Think “Advocacy,” not apathy, ambivalence, or antagonism
- Practice assumption – avoidance
Stephen M Gower,“The Perception Professional,” has given over 5,000 presentations. Think “Advocacy,” not apathy, ambivalence, or antagonism. Practice assumption – avoidance.
His audiences leave with a long-lasting, productive impression that enhances their Agenda for Growth.
Through his warmth and Southern charm, he possesses the capacity to connect with large audiences, and small groups.
Stephen, admired for his authenticity, captivates his audience with his poignant, personal stories, through his energetic and enthusiastic style of delivery.
Do Not Believe Everything You Think!
The thoughts you think are more powerful than you think! Your thoughts are critical to your growth process – your thoughts will influence whether or not you reach your targeted outcomes, even before you get started.
Consider these two questions:
“Who makes my thoughts for me?” (You do!)
“Who determines where my thoughts go?” (You do!)
You and I must take responsibility for the thoughts we make, both negative and positive. We must also assume accountability for where we place our thoughts. In both instance thought-construction and thought-placement, we do the choosing.
Think about the power of the negative thoughts you think: “I am not good enough.” “I am making no difference.” This negative babble, this concoction of self-debasing verbiage, can wrestle a person into submission.
Our first corrective step is to recognize who fabricated the thoughts, who made them, who constructed them. We can rationalize, explain, excuse, but for the purposes of this article, we are responsible for our negative thoughts. That recognition is a huge first step.
Once we’ve recognized the damage we do to ourselves by thinking negative thoughts, our next step is to ask: “How do I learn to think less negatively?”
It is essential to note that the goal is not elimination of negative thinking (for most of us extremely difficult); the goal is the minimization of negative thinking (for most of us highly probable).
In order to think negative thoughts less often, you must: think about the thoughts you think, minimize the negative, emphasize the positive, and bless yourself with self-discipline.
No discipline may be more effective than self-discipline. No discipline is more difficult than self-discipline.
Even the most disciplined of us will think negative thoughts. If the battle of negative thought-construction is not won, there is another battle to win, the battle of negative thought-placement.
Negative thoughts belong in the waste-paper basket. There is always room for your negative thoughts in the dump. Practice of art of discarding. Refuse to beat yourself down with the negative thoughts you think.
The mind is not designed to exist in a vacuum; so discarded negative thoughts will resurface if not replaced with positive thoughts. Your mind is a “mold and hold” vessel. Focus on molding and holding positive thoughts. Stack the “thinking odds” in your favor with positive thoughts.
Your mind is designed for good. It is good for dreaming, reflecting, planning, being, doing, and growing. Your mind is an asset, not a liability. It is intended to help you, not hurt you. Your mind’s potential is dwarfed when you crowd it with negative thoughts.
The capacity of your mind is enhanced when you concentrate on positive thoughts. Strive to remove and replace negative thoughts. Your mind, your mold and hold vessel, is precious. Service it well!
Think about the thoughts you think! In addition, do not believe everything you think!
Key points to consider:
• Your thoughts influence the outcomes you target.
• You are responsible for thought-construction and thought-placement.
• Your mind is a “mold and hold vessel.”
• Discarded negative thoughts resurface if not replaced with positive thoughts.
• Your mind is designed for good.
• Do not believe everything you think!
A sampling of his audiences include:
The International Sales and Marketing Executives Conference
The National Society of Human Resource Management
The International Association of Chiefs, of Police
The National Sheriffs Association
The Turkey Human Resource Conference
The Arabian Human Resource Conference
State Health Care Organizations in 46 states
State Law Enforcement Organizations in 44 states
American Association of Community Colleges
American Health Care Administrators
Federal Aviation Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Stephen is the author of nearly two dozen books.
Books by Stephen M. Gower
- What do They See When They See You Coming
- Celebrate the Butterflies
- Traveling by Detour
- The Art of Killing Kudzu: Management by Encouragement
- Learned from the Nation’s Top Cops
- Zebra Dazzle