“Serve, give, do, help your parents and family, organization, teammates, clients,
friends, and others.”– Raj Gavurla
Last week I attended an event where people spoke about their solution for a better living and better future. Afterwards, we took a break and as I networked with people I asked a few people what were the main points of a specific speaker. None of them could tell me. Therefore, it prompted me to write my post on why, how, and what to do when listening to a speaker.
When listening to a speaker, know why you are listening and discover why the speaker is saying what they say.
Listen to how the speaker acknowledges, honors, what are the main points, examples, and stories.
What To Do?
What does the speaker do to connect with the audience. When a speaker connects that means the audience uses emotional intelligence to take this experiential learning and apply it to benefit their situation and benefit extension by telling someone about the speaker and event. Throughout your life you will be able to recall specifics about the speaker and message (it moved you, an example, phrases, sound bites, stories, or statistics) you’ll use at the right time (often and sometimes for decades) to help you succeed in what you are doing.
I recall speakers and their message, examples, phrases, sound bites, stories, or statistics throughout my life. It has a cumulative effect and I recall it when needed at the perfect time. The is the real value of listening to a speaker.
When you have this frame of mind each time you hear someone speak you receive an experiential learning credit.
If their is an internal or external conflict you are experiencing when listening to a speaker, here is my advanced performance and life conflict resolution and idea generation tool. Speaking is the highest form of experiential learning from a person.
I look forward to hearing about the greater value you are receiving from attending events with a speaker.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but
on building the new.” – Dan Millman
For programs and services, contact Raj Gavurla at 864.569.2315, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Destiny is on your side.” – Raj Gavurla
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you for supporting my work and my partnership with “Affectionately Called Endless”.
When I was a kid my friends said there is someone in the world who looks exactly like you. I thought, they might look like me but not identical in appearance. Then, while walking in Greenville, SC people were saying, “Endless”, “Affectionately Called Endless”, and I told them I’m Raj why are you calling me that. They said there’s a guy that looks exactly like you that wears a top hat.
I did my research and saw him as a Local Legend at Alchemy Comedy. We both locked eyes and froze. As I approached, I realized I wasn’t looking into a funny mirror. He said, “I’ve been looking for 600 years for the person that looks exactly like me.” We are in a partnership telling the Story of Greenville. He has a lot of wisdom. Here is a gift and message for you he wants to deliver to a Joint Session of Congress. If you can help him out to do so, please let us know.
Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership
1. What idea or innovation is better than what exists today?
2. List tangible reasons why it’s better (does it obsolete a previous invention (computer vs. typewriter), does it make something a lot easier and faster, does it create new patents, and/or does it create a new way or a new market?)
3. What are the next steps? For each step determine is it currently possible (does a solution exist). For some steps you might need to do research, study, and talk with someone to create a solution.
Find ways to reward this process as next step milestones are achieved. One area business needs to innovate is rewarding this process as milestones are achieved instead of the big reward at the end if successful. This is a famine and feast mentality. It would be much better for business to not have famine and have a feast more people enjoy.
“The Zone” Effect
By many “the zone” effect is described as everything is in slow motion, time stands still (isn’t a deterring factor), and your performance feels effortless.
Sometime, it’s destiny. Have you seen Joel Embiid play for the Philadelphia 76ers? He started playing basketball in 2010. It is 2017 and he is in the NBA! I’ve never seen anything like this. Take a look:
Your Most Recent “The Zone” Effect
Before doing what you are about to do answer these three questions to mentally prepare:
1. What your motivation? (list your reasons (your why))
2. What is your mindset? (what you think)
3. What is your mood? (feel action)
That’s “The Zone” Effect. Are you experiencing your “The Zone” Effect?
“If it ain’t fun, don’t do it.” – Jack Canfield
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“Take care of your mind. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Raj Gavurla
My teammates said, “there’s Manuel. He’s coming.” My tennis coach, Manuel, walked by the fence and I asked him “Coach, did you bring your workbook?” He left it at home. Then we played and coach was encouraging.
He asked what have you been doing to play so well? I said, completing my Your Raise The Bar Primer: Mental Performance Tools workbook. He said yes, but how the rapid increase in skill. I said, in addition to the workbook I’ve been using my private advanced mental performance breakthroughs skills coaching sessions. People pay for that.
Then, he evaluated me instead of giving me feedback. He said, I like this (the proportionally increasing line) using his finger, then he leveled it, and then it went downward. He said the increasing and level is better. You lost focus on the downward part. Then, he said, “be careful”.
While using my workbook to evaluate my performance and to write what I am working on for more “win fun tennis”, I reflected on how I could “be careful”. On the downward part, I wasn’t using my new focus technique before serving the ball and my mind’s eye. I’m looking forward to my deliberate practice session to practically apply what I learned and to my next match.
If sports doesn’t produce income for you, how about using my workbook, private mental performance breakthroughs learning sessions (workshops), and highly customized individualized coaching for business and education in your workplace. Yes, coaching use to be paid only for executives, however, you’ll create mental performance breakthroughs to listen to learn good to win fun, better earning, and experience greater when you use it throughout your workplace.
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin
For programs and services, contact Raj at 864.569.2315, firstname.lastname@example.org, LiiiVEN.
“Consistently perform breakthroughs more often.” – Raj Gavurla
For performance breakthroughs to recur you need to consistently learn new knowledge to you, use deliberate practice to prepare for each experience, and apply the skills for better outcomes and wins to come to you.
Helping professionals and amateurs in business, life, and athletics what separates the pros from each other and the amateurs from each other are their performance mental skills.
Most of the elite pros have the technique whereas amateurs are in development of technique before becoming professional. As a pro and amateur, you need to work on consistently transforming your performance mental skills.
After each deliberate practice or experience/event measure (7 is best) yourself in the following performance breakthroughs areas:
1. Did you perform “in the zone” (peak performance, optimal performance)?
2. Technique (if you are an elite pro you should already be at a 7)
3. Do you have anxiety?
4. Did you eat right?
5. Did you mentally prepare?
6. Did you physically prepare?
7. How was your focus/concentration?
8. How was your confidence?
9. Did you perform/play loose and relaxed?
10. Did you believe you could perform a breakthrough?
11. Did you use emotion/sound (electrophysiology) for a competitive advantage?
12. Did you implement a new tactic/strategy?
13. Did you implement a new performance mental skill?
14. Did you feel pain?
15. How was your physical strength?
16. How was your stamina/endurance?
17. Did you mentally and verbally show appreciation/gratitude towards the people that made it possible for you to participate?
18. Did you complete your Your Raise The Bar Primer: Mental Performance Tools workbook to consistently perform breakthroughs more often?
19. What did you learn?
20. What will you work on to consistently perform better the next time?
21. What will you share with your coach, manager, supervisor, or boss?
22. What will you share with your performance mental skills coach?
23. Are you participating in more challenging practices and experiences/events?
24. What is your vision for your next step?
25. Are you enjoying and cherishing the amazing that is happening through your relationships?
26. Did you have fun?
27. Was it challenging/competitive?
28. Is it becoming easier?
29. Have you helped someone who isn’t at your skill level?
Total your number of points. What range are you in?
Beginner: 29 – 57
Intermediate: 58 – 86
Advanced: 87 – 115
Emerging: 116 – 144
Star: 145 – 173
Super Star: 174 – 203
“Dream big dreams. Small dreams have no magic.” – Dottie Boreyko
For further help, my programs and services are booked by contacting Raj at 864.569.2315, email@example.com, LiiiVEN.