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(It was recorded by an audience member on her own so the quality is a little poor.)
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Overview: This is the backbone of Scott's Presentations.
We are raised to think in black and white terms such as good/bad, failure/success, happy/sad. We strive to be "happy," or "successful" or "perfect." Yet there is no 100% when it comes to life. In reality, that pursuit of "perfect" is an excuse and a barrier to avoid accomplishing what one really wants in life or work.
Based on the concept that it's better to do something well than nothing perfectly, this series allows attendees to identify self-limiting behaviors, provide an understanding of the motivation in continuing such behaviors, develop alternative, more constructive behaviors, and devise a simple, positive plan to implement it. By possessing these tools and understanding, attendees will be able to reduce personal stress, accomplish more, and be more physically and mentally healthy. The session is delivered in a safe environment and will adjust to the needs of those in attendance, as it is interactive.
This series is designed for businesses and individuals who find morale and attitude have been damaged due to poor decisions, budget cuts, or a relentless heavy workload. It is a motivational, upbeat experience.
- Keynote (45-90 minutes) - suggested
- Breakout Session (two - three hours)
- Half Day Workshop (up to four hours)
During this presentation (depending on length) participants will:
- Understand why the pursuit of perfectionism actually works against them
- Learn how to stay motivated even when it's during a difficult period
- Comprehend that motivation follows behavior, it does not lead it
- Understand that one's behaviors are based on perceptions and it is those perceptions that define what we do - or don't
- Redefine the basis by which one establishes goals and objectives
- Learn the "Rules of Stagnation" and why they hold us in place
- Realize that small steps done regularly will accomplish more than large ones done intermittently
- Be exposed to the "Think 1st" theory of productivity and how to use it
Upon completion, participants will:
- Break down goals into small steps and make positive changes
- Have skills to stay on track despite setbacks
- Develop a sense of pride to help overcome low morale
- Have a different, more productive skillset allowing them to thin differently about how to overcome barriers
- Be healthier, less stresssed, happier, and more productive
Who would benefit from this presentation:
- Anyone who feels overloaded
- Organizations that keep falling short of goals and objectives
- Businesses looking to provide a wellness or healthy employees program
- Meeting planners looking to wrap up a confernce with a powerful, motivational, practical presentation with lots of energy and humor
Additional information about this presentation
- To read an article in pdf format on Getting Unstuck, follow this link
- To read an article on overcoming perfectionism (written for city clerks but valid for anyone) follow this link
- To see a sample powerpoint presentation on this topic flip through the pages below.
- To download a sample of the handouts from the above presentation in pdf format, follow this link.
- To download (or hear) a small section of this presentation delivered to a social services (foster parenting) organization in Texas click on this link.