Mind conditioning in strategising business performance 

What impact do you think that your mind conditioning have on your business decisions?

Everything we do, we do in our mind first then body follows the path as we have made in our mind. When we are planning, communicating, strategising & executing in our business, mind is our main hub responsible for our actions. Our mind performance will determine the quality of our plans, communications, actions, strategies & decisions. Business performance & decisions are entirely dependent on how we have conditioned our experiences in the mind. Now we are going to see usual experiences & problems in the leadership journey.

We as business leaders recognise various forces in the market working for or against us, which reveal valuable information about strategic opportunities or obstacles we may face. If we are not mindful or less attentive to the world around us or got busy with daily demands in the business then we are susceptible to attract unwelcome surprises or may miss window of opportunity. We get caught up in a chaos of thoughts & start loosing control over our present. So we miss to learn that ’Strategic Leadership’ is like our ‘mental radar’ that revolves continuously across the spectrum of our business life, which includes our team, organisation, functional area, our industry, the market, technology we use & so on.  If we can not tune with the signal receiving out our radar, we may miss some information that can have significant impact on our business decisions. So what exactly aware business leaders for making rational conditioning of mind to enhance business performance & develop strategic leadership skills?

Following are the action points that can help us in conditioning our mind 

Introspection: If we really want to do introspection, we need to be very mindful with ourselves. We usually have tendency to wander either in the past or in the future. We need to keep our mind in the present to portray the entire business surrounding, harsh realities, issues to be considered, keeping focus on goals & strategies. Without gathering this intelligence, it is difficult to introspect & to know where we are heading & what are we going to face. 

Detection: Being business leaders, there are very few people who ask us questions directly. So it is better to question ourselves in our mind. It becomes easy to detect obstacles, problems, gaps, loopholes. Questions can be catalyst for our strategic performance because it provokes deep insights. It allows us to see things from different perspective, which may explore new possibilities. 

Negation: After questioning ourselves & detecting gaps in our leadership journey, we have drilled down to choose options like collaborative approach or less – inclusive approach or some different combined approach. If we want to opt one way to walk then we need to negate ourselves from following other ways. Negating few things from our mind become slightly difficult which we are practicing in our daily life. But deducting unwanted things can make us more focused.

Substitution: When we make some space in our cupboard by removing some unwanted things, we fill that space with some important things. Similarly once we negate few strategies, tasks or ways from our mind, we need to create right strategies to fulfil that empty space. Thses newly aligned strategies can help us to achieve our business goals. 

Above action point is like mental exercise, which we should do regularly in our mind. Specially when we are stuck with any confusions, we should practice such exercise.

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Trying hard but not achieving desired results

“Reaching to a success is keeping your mind awake and your desire is in asleep”

In our personal and professional lives, we do have many goals to achieve. Sometimes we achieve few goals very easily but few desired goals are just becoming a dream for us. Why don’t we achieve these desired results? 

We are expected to take actions for making a way to achieve the desired results but inside in our mind we spend more time defending these problem with ourselves. We start focusing on a problem and not on a process of solving it. It becomes unsolved and unachievable. Anyone is offering any help to solve, we tend to give them reasons and defend it. 

Sometimes we try to avoid taking actions because we are scared of something. We delay the process and trying to convince ourselves that how is it unsolvable or unachievable. We are trying to escape from the problem without solving it but it is not going to go away. We try to avoid the people involved in these results and it starts mis-communication and misunderstandings, which may lead to conflicts in our personal or professional life. 

When we start analysing the problem for not achieving the desired result, we come up with some half-baked strategy. We start implementing that again and again, even when we are not getting the expected results. We do not listen to ourselves and others that we should strategise to apply our strength more effectively. 

All of these problems are happening with us on regular basis. We do not give attention to it seriously. But if we start giving attention in whatever we are doing, we can make our mind awake and strategies for achieving results. We need to work out on our fear with a rational thinking and focus on a process of solving the problems. It would be little hard in a start but it would become a lifestyle after practising regularly. 

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Difference in our reaction & response

“Our body can take a quantum leap but the transformation of our mind is always incremental.”

When we talk about differentiating in our reaction and response, we need to understand what do we mean by reaction and response independently. In any professional or personal situations in our life, when we are expected to express our thoughts and emotions, we tend to express without thinking much. This process becomes reaction. It comes out with our ego, which is self protective and shadowing with our varied emotions like fear, sadness and anger. We unknowing try to save our ass and create a defence mechanism around us. Reactions are normally emotional in nature so it comes out very suddenly, which may lead us to feel regretful. 

Response is exactly opposite to a reaction. When we are expected to express out thoughts and emotions, we tend express with right reasoning and rational thought process. Response comes out slowly but it can differ the space between our trigger in mind or event and our interpretation of that trigger or event. This space allows us to create right reasoning, channelise our thought process and balance our emotions. We can move ahead peacefully in our mind to take the right decisions. Practising of giving response helps us to differ between what happens in our life and who we are, which develops our understanding people around us and make our life process more profound and satisfactory. It is little difficult to shift from our normal nature of reacting to responding but continuity and persistent can lead us to give response in any situations. 

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Are we really feeling like bored or giving up?

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

We could not find the answer of one question that why do we feel like bored or giving up. We give many argumentative answers that I’m bored because of my physical tiredness , mental fatigue, organisational politics, disturbing behaviours of colleagues, superiors or family members. But we could not find the exact answer within ourselves that why am I feeling bored or giving up. We shall see a simple example

Frequently in a day, we might be feeling sad because we’re sitting around and life’s disappointments are coming in our mind or trying to find a reason why things aren’t going our way. This type of thinking about our negative mood or negative event just makes everything worse. Negative thoughts leads us to many other connected negative thoughts and predictions, which are not required at that moment. This type of thought process results into loss of perspectives, create more confusions and impacts on decision-making process. At the same time, our self-talk constantly judging and criticising to our critical and important tasks we do; especially when things don’t go our way. It keeps drawing our attention to the negatives and spoils our pleasure when something positive happens. This negative dialogue takes us out of the moment and makes us feel depressed.

When we really feel to work positively on the above problem, we should consider our every thought as a suggestion and not as order. When our mind is suggesting that I am physically tired then it is suggesting to give up or to take an easier path. Kindly pause for a moment and discover more new suggestions in the thought process. Try suggesting through our thoughts that I would be feeling happy and satisfied after completing the next expected tasks and I have an ability to finish these tasks even when I don’t feel like. One thing we should always remember that whatever we accidentally receive as a thought is a suggestion and not an order. We have a power to create more suggestions through our thoughts to channelise ourselves and decide on the right option. 

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