Wednesday, 12 August 2015

5's foundational, 7's significant, 3's a great rule, yet 1 is where the power is

I'm not a mathematician. I do place a lot of value in numbers. 5, 7, 3 and 1 are my most valuable numbers.

5 is foundational

I learned from my Grandfather that when we focus on the fertile ground, plough it, seed it, and nurture it, a harvest is the outcome. My Grandfather taught me (read more here) that most people want the harvest and yet are not prepared to do the work. It takes discipline to focus on the processes and detach from the outcome. I believe this is foundational to success in everything.

Two ways I apply the law of the farm - compete with yourself, collaborate with others.


Try these exercises

Compete with yourself
If you want better results in any area of your life change or modify

Your intention (the fertile ground)
Your feelings (ploughing)
Your thoughts (seeding)
and/or Your actions (nurturing)
and a better result will be the consequence.

Collaborate
If you want to better a relationship with any one or any group of people change or modify
How you contact them (fertile ground)
How you make emotional connection with them (ploughing)
How you establish common-ground with them (seeding)
and/or How you express commitment to them (nurturing)
and a better relationship will be the consequence.

7 is significant

I'm not aware of any team that is successful where there is an absence of shared-view in 7 areas


3 is a great rule

I'm sure you're familiar with many famous 3's. The theory is we can easily remember 3. And it works in practice! I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that the 'Rule of Three' is pervasive everywhere in our society. Think stories, fairy tales and myths, and the lines from history that inspire us

“Friends, Romans, Countrymen”
“Blood, sweat and tears”
“The good, the bad and the ugly”

are just 3 of zillions of examples.

And of course we know that we humans can last 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food.

I know in my business I speak, mentor, and provide online programs and resources that support both. I do other things. These 3 however are where my gifts (talents) lie and where I provide the most value to my clients.

The power of one

Above all for me one matters most.

In all work with my clients I am helping them to focus on one action at a time through embracing the science of quantum leaps.



When I first started my business nearly 25 years I believed simplicity without losing the profound was key to the success of my clients and to my own success and so I pioneered many ways to do this. I continue to evolve the following:

One quantum leap at a time momentum
One sentence strategy
One page role clarity
One page performance development/strategy execution plans
One focus conversations
One purpose meetings
One message story-sharing
One module at a time learning
One page agreements
One shift at a time change initiatives
One great idea at a time innovation

What numbers count for you?

Be remarkable.
Ian
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