Illusion of Certainty

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Just got back from a couple of weeks of vacation, a large family reunion in Manitoba and a road trip there and back. A bit of excitement when my son Ryan, a new driver hit a deer that jumped out from the side of the highway. Fortunately he reacted quickly and avoided an accident and the car wasn’t damaged. Not sure how the deer made out! In 26 years of driving I’ve never hit a deer so he can chalk this up as what hopefully will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Now it’s back to work with a major project ready to kick off and lots of business booked for fall. If you are interested in discussing your needs, connect with me now.
In today’s LeaderFeeder we look at the Illusion of Certainty (and Control).
Have a great week!
Illusion of Certainty
After nearly 20 years in business, one of the lessons I have learned (more than once) is to expect the unexpected and that absolute control is non-existent. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, you might think that I have full control and flexibility. It’s true that running your own business does give you a greater opportunity to influence your destiny, but I wouldn’t say you have complete control. And flexibility simply refers to the fact that you can choose when to work the long hours needed to sustain success.
Do you crave a sense of certainty and control? Aside from my faith, everything else is really a result of intention and influence.
Intention can be in the form of written goals, or a vision of the future. Instead of focusing on what you don’t want and don’t like, envision what you do want and what you do like. Then you can observe how the universe responds with the right people at the right time to make your intentions a reality.
Influence is your ability to nudge people and situations so that they go in the direction you desire. Influence brings action to your intentions. When your heart is in the right place, your actions will not be seen as manipulative. Instead you will be a magnet that people are drawn to.
Action Tips
  • Instead of craving control and certainty, switch your frame to one of intention and influence.
  • Observe what appears to be coincidence and see how everyday actions around you might be helping you on your journey.
  • Expect the unexpected and reflect on what the change means in terms of opportunity for future growth.
  • Lose the overly critical judgmental side of you and the victim side and live life with curiosity.