Have you ever found yourself knowing exactly what to do but struggling to turn that knowledge into reality? Mike and Suzanne discuss the common disconnect between understanding what needs to be done and making it a reality. Suzanne specializes in helping individuals bridge this gap and move from knowledge to lived experience.
Suzanne introduces a powerful mindset strategy to stack the odds in your favor. This involves deciding the outcome before taking action. Using a simple example from everyday life, like going to the store, Suzanne illustrates the process. Before starting the car, visualize a smooth and efficient trip—green traffic lights, a perfect parking spot, and no checkout lines. Surprisingly, this mindset often leads to a calm and efficient experience.
Mike raises the question of how this mindset strategy applies to business interactions. Suzanne dives into the example of addressing an employee who hasn’t been performing well. By pre-planning and pre-paving the interaction with positive expectations, you increase the likelihood of a successful and constructive conversation. The key is to stack the odds in your favor.
Throughout the podcast, both Mike and Suzanne share personal stories to illustrate the power of mindset in various aspects of life, from dating experiences to business challenges. They emphasize the self-fulfilling nature of expectations and how intentionally setting positive expectations can lead to more favorable outcomes.
For those who may doubt or feel hesitant, Suzanne encourages taking a minute to consider the potential benefits. Gamify the process by setting specific goals, trying the strategy for a set number of times, and keeping score. The more you engage in this mindset exercise, the more it amplifies positive outcomes.