In the face of disillusionment or disappointment through missed expectations, if not already, why not consider the questions Stuart Wesley puts forward when it comes to the power of making requests.
It could even result in a game of golf!
Before explaining the implications of being betrothed to debt, I should probably point out that this article isn't actually about financial literacy or out-of-control spending as such.
It's about what happens when we are confronted by those moments in life, be they at work or at home, that seem utterly insurmountable.
Last week, Travis wrote an article entitled Meconium Fights & Muck-Mouth Homilies.
As I finished reading the article, a sceptical voice inside my head whispered three short words..."Great in theory". I was left with a defeated feeling about my own capacity to access these questions when in the heat of the emotional moment.
The gift in this event, though, was in how it triggered an unexpected learning journey for us around the art of the difficult conversation. I'm talking about the kind of conversation that guides us through the terrain of missed expectations and disappointment without doing further damage; a conversation that preserves relationship instead of ruining it.
I had one of *those* Uber rides on the way to the airport this morning. It was another fascinating affirmation of how responding out of our assessments may leave us missing opportunities or other possibilities. The upshot... stay curious!
We recently had Cameron Bancroft as a guest presenter at one of our business breakfasts. Cameron was involved in the Ball Tampering Scandal in early 2018 during the Australian Cricket Test against South Africa.
You may not have experienced a marathon before, but you don’t need to run 42.2km to know that it is hard work and many don’t make it. Stuart and I have been in the US with a client recently supporting them over a hard working week of strategic planning meetings.
Come on a short development journey with us. Grab a pen, a piece of paper and start thinking about what is important to you…what do you value in life?…What are your top 5 values? What you discover about them might surprise you!
“I know they are underperforming but they are struggling with depression. We might just have to leave the conversation for now.”
“I can’t talk to them about performance at work at the moment because they are having marriage problems.”
Commonly, these are the comments and attitudes of leaders and managers who genuinely care about others and who, in no way, want to cause further harm to people who are already suffering.
The ROCG Perth/Insight Group are all about helping their clients make wise financial decisions. They are a West Perth based financial services firm incorporating Tax Accounting, Financial Planning, Business Consulting, Lending , R&D services and other financial services. That financial decision often includes investigating whether it will produce an adequate return on investment. So when it came to investing in it’s own cultural change and organisational development, ROCG Perth/Insight did not want to waste time and money in efforts that would have little or no long term impact on their business.