I-centric Behavior

“More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves me.”

I recently received an e-mail from a client that included a bunch of interesting sayings. At first I laughed, then I realized that it was fodder for my blog posts. So, if you follow this blog, you will see several of the sayings and a short blurb about the saying.

This particular saying struck me because I believe that we are all very involved in ourselves. We have to be. No one is as interested in us as we are.

Does this say that because we are focused inwardly that we are silly, vapid, vain? No, not at all, and here’s why. If you don’t look out for yourself, no one else will. Sure, you probably have some family that will help out in times of need, but above all, you must be able to fend for yourself. For instance, my father died 25 years ago and my mother died 22 years ago. I effectively became an orphan. I didn’t have mom or dad to go running to if things didn’t work out.

What does this mean for you? Take the time to write down who you can rely on. Then ask yourself what would you do in case they weren’t there. You may be surprised at the results.

Chip Scholz is Head Coach of Scholz and Associates, Inc.. He is an executive coach, facilitator and speaker. He is co-author or Masterminds Unleashed: Selling for Geniuses. More information about the book is available at www.selling-for-geniuses.com. His clients are clear about what’s important to them, focused on outcomes, attentive to new opportunities and intentionally creating their future. Give Chip a call at 704-827-4474 to find out more.


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