Ep15: Empty Out Your Trophy Room (With Chris Brogan)

40 minutes

This week, Jodi and Eliot talk about jiu jitsu, palm writing, and other interesting things that totally make sense once you listen to the episode.   

 

Why is that important for business?

The whole premise for this episode is based on a story - that accomplishments should be written on your hand, and you should celebrate them only until they fade.

The idea is that you should absolutely celebrate the moment, but that as it fades, you don’t continue to have it be “your thing”. That it not be part of your routine to wander through your trophy room. None of us should ever be resting on the thing that we did last week.

Sometimes it helps to personify your company, to elevate the conversation above individual needs. What does that company need? Built into a lot of compensation structures is the idea of resting on your laurels; of being rewarded for past accomplishments.  Be conscious about what you reinforce. What do you want your organization to value enough that you would like you to write it on the limited space of your palm?

And yet - everyone has a different pace. Some people, what is written on their hand inspires them immediately to the next thing.  For some, longer periods of work and longer periods of celebration are important.

This can be an important concept when hiring. In times of stress, you go back to what you are hardwired to do. What do you want people to be hardwired to view as accomplishments, and does that gel with your organization?

Or, maybe it is not about what we write on our palms at all, but figuring out where we are all headed, and along that path, if we get there, will we celebrate? There is magic when everyone is rowing in the same direction.

And the skills that have gotten you where you are are not the skills that are needed to get you to the next stage.

 

What story do you want to tell?

So we told you our story – now it’s time to tell us yours!

Go to SoHeresMyStory.com and share your story.

 

Want to Connect?

You can connect with us or tell your story…

via our confidential toll free line at 1-833-83-STORY

Email: talktous@soheresmystory.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHMSpodcast  

Twitter: @SHMSpodcast  

 

Want to support us?

Review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to the podcast.

Visit our Patreon page. (http://www.patreon.com/SHMSpodcast)

More episodes from So, Here's My Story...

Ep225: Hoarding and Hermione

How do you strike the balance between keeping things that you might not ever need, and getting rid of things that you might regret not having?

Why is that important for business? 

Having …

Ep224: Do You Expect to Be Heard?

Do you expect to be heard? Or do you just assume that how things are is how they have to be?

Why is that important for business? 

Do you have a say or a voice? Do you expect to be heard? If …

Ep223: Tight Glutes & Communicating Needs

Like all good lessons about asking for what you need in business, this lesson starts in a massage parlor. 

Why is that important for business? 

You need to be aware of your needs (in …

Ep222: Wrestling with Adversity

When you find out you are riding with the descendent of a nationally acclaimed blind wrestler, you know you’re in for some stories. And it turns out, we can turn those stories into some …

Ep221: Replay - The Art of Finishing Well

We don't talk about endings enough, especially not ending things well, with as much celebration as we began them. And that is exactly what this episode is about.

Why is that important for …

Ep220: Diversity of Thought vs. Culture

Whether it’s politics, sports or happy hour, sometimes your company culture can make others feel uncomfortable. At what point do you make changes to …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to Ep225: Hoarding and Hermione
27:11
Start listening to Ep225: Hoarding and Hermione
27:11