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Even a Control Freak Cannot Control Everything

stressed-control-freak“It’s not like I let people do things for me, so I guess you can call me a control freak, or you can call me passionate.” ~Courteney Cox 

In our lives we cannot control everything. Those who try to control everything around them will ultimately live a miserable life. Imagine in your own personal life if you were able to control every single thing. What would that list look like against the reality list of how everything actually works? Why not list this out right now? Try something like this:

IN MY LIFE I WANT TO CONTROL:         

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2.

3.

IN REALITY IT WORKS LIKE THIS:

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2.

3.

The key now is to own this list. Be okay with not being able to control each of these items in the reality column. Look over the items you want to control and determine if this really must be the case?

How about our lives in the business world? What if we were going to be able to control everything. What would be on this list now after comparing it to the original list? Would anyone else continue to work with you? 

IN MY BUSINESS (OR CAREER) I NEED TO CONTROL:

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2.

3.

 

IN REALITY THESE ITEMS ARE NOT UNDER MY CONTROL:

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3. 

In the business world how much of a problem are the items not under your control? 

“Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?” ~Unknown

This is especially dangerous behavior for an entrepreneur or anyone in a start up company. In a perfect scenario each person has their area(s) of expertise and they need to be given enough freedom to complete their mission.

If you are an entrepreneur or working in a start-up company try filling in this list:

TODAY I AM ABLE TO CONTROL:

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2.

3.

I AM OKAY WITH NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTROL:

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2.

3. 

Is it productive to be a total control freak at work? Is it okay in the business to share ownership across various people? 

“Steve Jobs had his critics. Some saw him as an egomaniac, and others, as a control freak.” ~Kevin O’Leary

For us to stand a chance don’t we have to be comfortable with ourselves and our own beliefs. The flip side of that is to listen to what others have to say as anyone of us would be able to fall back into the ‘control this’ model. 

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

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Where Do You Stand On The Millennials?

millennialsEveryone seems to have an opinion on The Millennial Generation. Even the Millennials have interesting things to say about themselves. Here is a guest article this week on the topic. Feel free to comment and share right on this article itself, however, caution as the conversation is getting heated there last time I looked. Therefore, if you would rather comment right here and share this post that works too!

Mitch Tublin is an advanced and certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Millennials by Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Recently I spoke with a new college graduate who was bemoaning what she described as the endless stupid paperwork HR insisted she complete her first day on the job. She said: “This is ridiculous. This company is crazy if they think I’m going to waste my time filling out useless crap all day long! I wonder if I made the right decision when I took this job?”

Haven’t you scoffed at the dumb bureaucratic paperwork required throughout your career? But unlike this young lady, you’ve probably never seriously thought of leaving your job over it. You’ve just considered it, well, part of your job!

Enter the millennials. The young generation of workers you must understand if you want to hire, retain and/or sell to them. Recently-released data by the U.S. Census Bureau shows millennials (those born between 1982-2000) are now the largest segment of the population, surpassing the baby boomers. They represent more than a quarter of the nation’s population.

Who wouldn’t want to capture this consumer and talent pool? Quite honestly, you will have no choice unless you want to be on the fast track to going out of business.

Read the full article here

 

Is Productivity In Your Vocabulary?

Something needs to be done. It must be completed. You started it and now you must finish it. What does it take for you to get it done? Let’s back up a bit. Let’s take a look at something personal. And let’s take a look at something related to business. You have always wanted to […]

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You Are Being Watched And Profiled By Everyone Else All The Time

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There are two cars and the same exact driver. The reaction from the outside world was eye opening. Of course in my work with clients who are either seeking to enhance their career opportunities, or a client in transition who is seeking their next position, we always discuss in detail every aspect of their personal appearance. The clothes […]

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How Do You Feel About Gratuities?

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Dr. Patty Ann and I went to see the Commodores in concert last night in Stamford. It is called the ‘Jazz Up July’ series. Held outdoors in downtown Stamford, CT. in Columbus Park. Sometimes we all bring lawn chairs and sit right near the stage if we arrive early enough. Our group of eight had reserved an outdoor […]

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Do You Take Action?

phone booth

There is something about taking action that stirs things up. Yet often, the taking action part, does not happen at all or if it does, it is not soon enough. There is a story in an email going around, maybe you saw it, where Jack Canfield refers to his speaking engagements where he is standing on the […]

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