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  1. 1. Success and YOU!www.brianpatrickjensen.com ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  2. 2. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Perseverance, Success and You Tell ya what I’m gonna tell  Dynamics to perseverance  5 things resilient people do  Share the adventure  Take action ! ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  3. 3. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Dynamics to Perseverance Perseverance is… serious business buzz Resilient organizations Financial sustainability Crisis management Disaster recovery plan ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  4. 4. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Dynamics to Perseverance Perseverance is… ultimately personal. It requires leadership, courage and strategic action. It’s about YOU! ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  5. 5. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Dynamics to Perseverance Perseverance is… a process of choices and actions, not a personality trait. ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  6. 6. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Dynamics to Perseverance Perseverance is to…  bounce back  persist & endure  achieve success  be better for it ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  7. 7. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Dynamics to Perseverance Perseverance requires the…  unexpected  unhappy  unwanted  unprepared  unpleasant  uncharted  unsettling  unrelenting  unlucky  unimagined ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  8. 8. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Dynamics to Perseverance 1 Take Action: Considering these dynamics, write a brief description of a real-life challenge, you now wish to overcome… ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  9. 9. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Dynamics to Perseverance Note to self… ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  10. 10. www.brianpatrickjensen.com 5 things resilient people do 1 Make it personal 2 Stare down hard reality 3 Find higher meaning 4 Visualize the extraordinary 5 Take specific action ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  11. 11. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 1: Make it personal We do NOT control the external  All other people  Time & events  Macro economics  Disasters & crisis  Harm & illness  Employees’ minds  World ignorance ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  12. 12. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 1: Make it personal We DO control internal self  Reaction to others  Own behavior  Personal beliefs  Plans (not outcomes)  Business savvy  Chosen priorities  Own decisions  Leadership skills ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  13. 13. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 1: Make it personalWe influence external world Influence by… conviction knowledge Persuasion passion example force* *Force by law, might or “position-power” ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  14. 14. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 1: Make it personal Rules of influence  It is ineffective to focus on things we do not control  External focus decreases it  Internal focus increases it  Forced influence rarely sticks ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  15. 15. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 1: Make it personalChange you; change the world ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  16. 16. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 1: Make it personal 2 Take Action: Write two lists concerning your current challenge: I do NOT Control I DO Control • That I’m% #$ deaf ! @ • How I com unicat e m • Job & consul t ing m ket ar • How I buil d m business y • Bias about disabil it ies • Asking f or hel p • Technol ogy l im s it • Opt imizing cur r ent t echnol ogy • Audience t r ance • M st age pr esence y ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  17. 17. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 2: Stare down hard reality Face it, you gotta face it! A. Avoid optimism trap B. Inventory cold hard facts C. Ask for specific help Acceptance is the key! ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  18. 18. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 2: Stare down hard reality A.)Avoid optimism trap  Hard-wired optimism* is denial in disguise *People hugely underestimate chances of getting divorced, losing a job and being diagnosed ill while overestimating personal achievement, family fortune and life span. -Time Magazine: The Science of Optimism ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  19. 19. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 2: Stare down hard reality B.) Inventory hard facts  Miss my children’s voices  Don’t know when I don’t know  Get exponentially less information  I feel isolated; talk to less people  Interpreting visual cues is exhausting  Lip reading seems impossible  Getting jobs & stints far more difficult  Successful career stopped in tracks  Depleting my money in transition ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  20. 20. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 2: Stare down hard reality C.) Ask for specific help  Admit it (acceptance)  Do not assume they know  Show exactly what to do  Never beg or apologize  Praise their efforts ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  21. 21. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 2: Stare down hard reality 3 Take Action: List all hard facts; select one item and describe how others can help: ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  22. 22. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 3: Find a higher meaning Believe pain means more ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  23. 23. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 3: Find a higher meaning The personal reality is…  World is literally more vivid  My eye sight has improved  Greater insight into others  Inspired by others’ feedback  Improved writing and reading skills  More connected with my kids ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  24. 24. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 3: Find a higher meaning The business reality is…  I get to hone my best strengths  Captions add value to me & clients  New and enhanced networks  New venue for consulting business  Great marketing potential  Accomplishment far more rewarding ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  25. 25. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 3: Find a higher meaning The awesome reality is the best chance I’ve ever had... for myself;  to work  do what I love most;  contribute my best talents;  build something big;  and follow my dream! ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  26. 26. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 3: Find a higher meaning 4 Take Action: Write your own list of lessons learned or other positive outcomes that resulted from your difficulty. Caution: List only firm convictions, facts or actual events. This is not a wish list or ambiguous hope that something good will come. It must be real. ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  27. 27. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 4: Visualize the extraordinary Nothing heals as vision! Visualize triumph by imagining a specific scene of hardship overcome ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  28. 28. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 4: Visualize the extraordinary Nothing heals as vision! ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  29. 29. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 4: Visualize the extraordinary 5 Take Action: Imagine your specific scene. Write it down in painstaking glorious detail. Frame it, put where you can’t miss it, and read it repeatedly every day. Caution: Do not dream the physically impossible. Do not envision a “cure” to your current plight, (e.g. I will always be deaf). ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  30. 30. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 5: Take specific action Nothing happens if it doesn’t  Memorized Sarah’s speech  Wrote daughters a poem  Started new blog  Took sign language classes  Contacted HLAA / ALDA  Dusted off telescope  Started networking  Obtained great job references  Created this presentation! ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  31. 31. www.brianpatrickjensen.com # 5: Take specific action 6 Take Action: Write your own list of actions that you can do right now or presently to either deal with your problem or move toward your vision. Note: Include on your list to complete the exercises suggested during this training. ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  32. 32. www.brianpatrickjensen.com 5 things resilient people do 1 Make it personal 2 Stare down hard reality 3 Find higher meaning 4 Visualize the extraordinary 5 Take specific action ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  33. 33. www.brianpatrickjensen.com In Summary Quotes to summarize Change you; change the world Face it, you gotta face it! Optimism is denial in disguise ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  34. 34. www.brianpatrickjensen.com In Summary Quotes on key points The awesome reality is the best chance I’ve ever had… Visualize the extraordinary! Nothing happens if it doesn’t ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  35. 35. www.brianpatrickjensen.com In Summary Quote that sums it up Simply believe that hurt means more. ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  36. 36. www.brianpatrickjensen.com In Summary Exercises: take action 1 briefly describe the challenge 2 list what you control and not 3 write how others can help 4 list lessons learned by suffers 5 describe extraordinary scene 6 list “To Do” actions & do it! ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  37. 37. Thank You! Be Inspired!www.brianpatrickjensen.com ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)

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