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Dan Sullivan – Do You Notice When You Get Tired, Other People Get Stupid

December 12, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the consequences of when we get tired.

Hi, folks, Shawn here with you. Question for you. Do you ever notice when you get tired, that other people get stupid? I’m serious here. This question was posed by Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach in one of our sessions. Do you notice when you’re starting to get tired that other people start making bad decisions and they seem stupid? Why is this?

Why does it seem that everybody else gets slower when you get more tired? Truth is, usually, we’re decreasing the quality of our interactions. We’re maybe not providing as much information. We’re not giving as much detailed. The truth is, when we start getting tired, when we’re losing our entrepreneurial energy, when we’re exhausted by our circumstances, when we’re dealing with the things we shouldn’t have to deal with, when the energy drain is there, we feel that others around us can’t compute. But the truth is, it’s probably us that aren’t computing. We have shut down.

This is why we need those systems and processes. This is why we need to build teams. We need an aligned organization because that prevents us from getting as tired and we need to take those opportunities to refresh. When we do that, then we’re more engaged with those around us. Those around us aren’t going to seem as stupid. We’re going to know what we’re doing. We’re going to understand who they are and what they’re doing, and we’re going to explain things better. So, this is all about keeping an energy reserve, so that we have that energy when we need it – so that we can explain things, so that we can fully engage with others. Really takes a lot of introspection, takes a lot of hard work to get to that kind of alignment. But when we do, then we’re saving energy and we’re being better leaders and individuals in business.

What’re your thoughts on it? Would love to hear from you, send me some comments, send me some ideas, let me know what you’re encountering. So, this is hard stuff and I really appreciate you taking the time to invest in yourself. Think about it, reach out to me at R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences on Facebook and subscribe to the McBride for Business YouTube channel for more videos. Give us a thumbs up or thumbs down on the videos. Let us know what you like, what you don’t like, what we can do better. We’re here for you, we appreciate your feedback.

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