2.We trust people who are good at ending things. "People who are successful at businesses don't hold onto things past their expiration date," he said. Be able to easily let go of things and make hard calls.
3.We trust people who have a focused and executable attention. They are able to attend to what is relevant, to shut out everything that is not and to keep current all the time. "Great businesses are built on leadership, knowing the key factors to drive your business forward and keeping those factors in the forefront of your mind," Cloud said.
4.We trust a place that has a positive and emotional climate.
Pruning. Letting go of areas, people or businesses, can be difficult. Cloud compared the idea of ending things go to pruning a rosebush.
Effective Pruning. Rosebuds produce more buds than the plant can sustain. The gardener must prune the best branches, so that the plant will survive. "This is true of life," Cloud said. "We gather many things in our lives and there are only a few things that truly deserve our time and focus."
Pruning Sick Branches. Sick branches may come in the form of old strategies or destructive people. Cloud describes descibes these branches as the areas in your life that won't improve despite proper care. "More effort will not produce a better result," he stated. "These branches need clipping."
Danielle LaPorte on Core Desired Feelings and Goal Setting
Goal Setting. Many of us are tortured by our desires to achieve goals. "Chasing the way you feel when you achieve the goal is not the same as chasing the goal," LaPorte shared. Get clear on how you want to feel and then you will be well equipped to create effective goals she said.
Core Desired Feelings. LaPorte also shared her technique to discover your core desired feelings. She asked the audience to create four lists; One for work, finance and livelihood, The second for relationships with children, family members, peers and friends, The third for health and the final list for faith, spiritually, mental state and appearance. Next, LaPorte instructed the audience to desribe in one or two sentences, how they would like to feel in each of those areas of their lives. Then she asked to narrow those feelings into five over-arching desires and ending with measuring your goals against those desires. If your goal doesn't align with how you would like to feel in your life than LaPorte says it is not right for you.
John DiJulius on Potential and Creating Extraordinary Lives DiJulius began his segment with a quote, "God must have loved ordinary people, because he made so many of us. But every day ordinary people do extraordinary things." DiJulius challenged the audience to think big. He shared that it was that thinking that lead him to leave his job at UPS and enroll in beauty school when he and his wife opened the first John Robert's Spa in 1993.
Creating Extraordinary Lives. Your potential goes beyond your own personal goals,"DiJulius said. "Customer service is utilizing the potential inside of you to make sure that every client or employee at your salon feels valued and respected."