Articles Tagged ‘Emotional connection’

The Emotion of Outstanding

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

How many of you are like me? You get caught up in moments. Moments like the Master’s win where Adam Scott made two huge putts to win, or an amazing street performer who can put his whole body through a tennis racket or maybe its a pastor who can lead 5000 people with a timeless message like Norman Vincent Peale.

Undoubtedly, moments like these can be emotional due to sheer amazement.

The emotion of outstanding is one so many of us don’t really understand. In the sense of we don’t know why we get pulled into these moments. For instance, you stumble upon a YouTube video of a guy who unfortunately has no arms and no legs climbing a mountain. Next thing you know you are completely enthralled with who this person is and everything they are doing.

There is a certain emotion when we see someone doing something “outstanding.” Something beyond excellence or great but something seemingly impossible.

It seems to me the more I study about being outstanding the more I’ve come to realize why we become enthralled. We see these outstanding feats and begin to think we are a capable of these acts as well. Inherently, we know we are meant for more.

Here is my challenge to you. Find your way to be outstanding, find your way of seeing yourself doing the seemingly impossible. Find your way to inspire the world.

You were designed for greatness in someone’s image with infinite potential. Maybe it’s time to step up and find that emotional connection between you and the rest of the world.

Tony Scelzo
Rainmakers Marketing Group
317-216-6345
Tony@gorainmakers.com

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Keeping your New Year’s Resolution

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

For about 5 straight years, I made the same New Year’s resolution – stop cursing while watching sports. Then, on January 1st, I would inevitably break this resolution when a football team I am rooting for (typically the Huskers) does something that displeases me (typically missing an easy tackle).

Year after year, it’s always the same. I start off with the best of intentions, recognizing that there is no need to get so worked up over a sporting event.

I bet you have the same problem. Every year you tell yourself that, this is the year I am going to sell more, lose weight, visit my parents, read, stop cursing, etc. And my unscientific study indicates that by the first week in February, you have already broken your resolution.

The obvious question is “why”? While there are certainly many good excuses, I now believe that the reason that most don’t change their behavior is that they have yet to make a meaningful emotional connection with the necessary change.

In other words, you really don’t care if you change because the pain of continuing the current behavior isn’t great enough. Nor is the reward for the change. For example, if I came home from work one day and my wife told me that one of our children had been disciplined because they had cursed in class, maybe I would actually stop cursing at football games (at least around the kids).

If you really want to change your behavior you need to get crystal clear about “why” the change is important to you. If your “why” is emotionally meaningful, you will change. If not, I would recommend that you cancel the gym membership.

C.J. McClanahan
Reachmore Strategies
317-576-8492
cjm@goreachmore.com

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