“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” – Steve Maraboli

What kind so judgements do you make about the people you come across in your life every day? Are these judgements opening opportunities or closing doors before anything can emerge?

Everybody does it. You make a decision about someone in the first 30-60 seconds of meeting or coming across them again.

Think for a second. When you see someone, have you ever asked what’s wrong with them today because they had a serious expression on their face or didn’t say hello to you? This is a small example of the many judgements we make on a daily basis with those we encounter.

In the example, you never know what was going on with that person before they ran into you. They may have received bad news. They might not be feeling well. They might just be very focused on what they need to do in the next couple minutes. They could just have to use the restroom. They are upset with you. They are thinking of their next great business deal. There are multiple options here.

By keeping an open mind and engaging them, you have the opportunity to comfort them, help them, work with them, etc. And your first step is suspending the little voice telling you a story which you really have limited, if any, information to even begin writing in your head.

This is just one example where we can make negative judgemental assumptions. How many times do you do this each day when you are out at the mall, in the office with co-workers, at a networking meeting, being introduced to someone new? Think of how many times you make a judgement call without ever knowing what is going on with the other person and knowing their story.

Look to make an effort with each person you come across in your life before you make a judgement on what is going on with them in a specific situation.  Ask questions.  Stop the chit-chat or story you are creating about what is going on with the other person.  Talk to them to find out.

What if you looked at each encounter as an opportunity to make a deeper connection, understand their journey and look for ways to benefit each other? How would this expand your life and theirs?

Are you up for this challenge?

 

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“I push beyond my comfort zone to create more in my life.” – Paul Finck

How often do you do this in your life? Most people I meet tend to do the exact opposite. They find a comfort zone in all areas of their life – relationships, income or job, business, health, spirituality, etc. They find what they are OK with and rarely push outside of this comfort zone.

Now the challenge comes in they stay with what they are ‘OK’ with in their life. Does this sound like settling to you as much as it does to me? Why should you settle for something which is OK when there are options out there for you which would make you excited to have them in your life?

Too many people accept their comfort zone as their only option. The reasons are many. I have responsibilities I have to take acre of; I have no choice; it’s the only thing I can do right now; I need something secure. Do any of these sound familiar to you? If so, it’s time to take a deeper look at your choices.

The reason I have created a life I love so much is because I constantly step outside my current comfort zone. Most look at my life and think that would be such a fun life to live. I agree! And it all starts with my choices to continue to expand my life by taking action in areas I have never experienced.

Think about this: you want to become a millionaire, with a multi-million dollar business which provides you your financial freedom; in a loving, passionate relationship with your spouse, family and friends; enjoying great physical health; and a spiritual connection to the your world. If what you have been doing has yet to create this vision for your life, does it make sense to keep taking the same actions expecting a different result?

If you view your comfort zone as a plastic bubble around you, you only have so much space inside of it for everything you want. The only way to achieve anything larger and fit it inside your bubble is to stretch your comfort zone. When you stretch it, you can fit all the great aspects you want inside.

How much do you want to stretch your bubble? What all do you want to fit inside your awesome life? When would now be the best time to get started on expanding your comfort zone?

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

P.S. This is one of my daily Maverick Moments which is part of my Maverick Membership program.  To receive daily Maverick Moments along with other expert trainings and question and answer times with me, grab all the benefits for you as one of my Mavericks today by clicking here.