#leadershiptruth – Be a contributor not a critic

One of my least attractive qualities is that I’m really hard on myself and others particularly as it relates to my zone of expertise which is learning events and programs.

Recently, I was listening to a podcast featuring one of my business mentors Dan Sullivan. He spoke about how he sets his intention before he goes into a session around what he wants to learn and how he plans to contribute. He has primed his brain for success and, as a result, exceeds his expectations and cultivates new connections through making intentional contributions.

How many of us walk into learning opportunities with a ‘what can you do for me?’ mindset versus Dan’s ‘what can I contribute?’ mindset. This is a powerful reframe and one that opens up many more possibilities for learning, connection and growth.

How will you bring a new intention to your next meeting or learning event?

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