TIISG Technique for you
Jayadeva de Silva.M.Sc.MBIM.FIPM
Lord Buddha said “Mano pubbanga ma damma Mano setta manomaya.
Mind is the forerunner for everything
Have you read the biography of Napoleon Hill, the author of the classic
book “Think and Grow Rich” .Not only did this man struggle for 20 years
to write the definitive guide to success, but he experienced poverty, his life
was threatened, his backers were murdered, he suffered from bouts of
hopelessness, and his family suffered beyond all understanding.
His was not an overnight success.
One thing that stood out in Hill's life story was his ability to turn the
negative into the positive. He always looked for what some people call that
silver lining in the dark cloud. As I thought about Hill's life, I realized I've
been noticing this ability to see the good in the bad practiced by others, too.
Turn the bad things to good
This was remarkable advice. It's the kind of thing Napoleon Hill would have
said. It goes against what most people ever even attempt to try. The whole
idea of taking whatever happens to you and turning it into something good
seems, at first glance, preposterous.
But this also seems to be a key to success
The other day one not so famous author, released her first e-book. She had
a small mistake on her site. When her promoter went to promote her site, he
used the mistake as a way to get attention for her e-book. He could have
said, "Correct your site."
Instead he sent out an email that said, "There is a mistake on her site. If you
can spot it, I'll give you a gift." This caused people to be curious, a powerful
motivator. It drove traffic to her site. Sales jumped.
Taking the so-called negative experiences in life and turning them into
something good. Call this TIISG. It stands for Turn It into Something
You have the ability to do this. It's a choice. No matter what happens, take a
breath and ask, "How can I turn this into something good?"
The question redirects your mind. Instead of looking at the problem, you are
now looking for solutions. This is a brilliant way to learn how to operate
your own brain. You become the master, not the slave, of your life.
Andrew Carnegie that tycoon who challenged Napoleon Hill to undertake
his 20-year quest to uncover the secrets of success -- confessed that the
principle key to his own staggering success was the ability to operate his own
He told Hill, "I am no longer cursed by poverty, because I took possession
of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want,
and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one,
available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest."
It all begins with the basic TIISG question: "How can I turn this into
The answer will bring you new choices and happiness, and may lead to
wealth you never dreamed of before.
Just remember TIISG.
• Jayadeva de Silva is a management consultant and a trainer operating from SriLanka.
• He could be contacted by e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
• Tel 077 7272295(SriLanka)