As a proud member of the Detroit Athletic Club, it was a great pleasure to address fellow members and guests yesterday at the Keynote Luncheon sponsored by Intermediates and Business Roundtables.
Special thanks to those members who attended – the buzz in the room afterwards was energizing, and I was pleased to meet a lot of fellow members. As an author, it is always a treat to meet folks who have read my books; I learned yesterday that some DAC members have been employing the strategies I talked about in my keynote for years. Perhaps the biggest surprise were the members who arrived with their well-loved (read: dog-eared) copies of the The Power of Losing Control!
I’d also like say thank you to the tremendous staff members at the DAC for a flawless event; it is such a pleasure and honor to be a member of such an exceptional Club. Congratulations to Executive Manager, Ted Gillary, and the entire staff, for being named among the best and brightest companies to work for in Metropolitan Detroit, by the Michigan Business & Professional Association for the 13th consecutive year.
Overheard at the DAC…
“Thanks for making yourself available to the DAC! It was outstanding.”
“This is one of the first times the DAC has had a speaker like Joe come in for members, and I have to say, it was extremely powerful and well-received. I am really pleased that I attended today’s session.”
“There is a short stack of books I revisit every few years because the ideas and information in them are so valuable. I read The Power of Losing Control every two years. Joe’s book changed my life. I share his concepts with my sales teams and colleagues on a regular basis. It was great to hear the messages “live” today.”
“Right after the talk, my colleague and I were already discussing a sticky situation we were facing, and how we could shift the context of that situation to open up new solutions. I am eager to try this approach in my life.”
“I always enjoy our time together (even if it’s in a room filled with people) and I took notes (as usual) and learned something as usual.”
From a local fan: “I always enjoy your programs so thoroughly; always a new twist and deeper meaning.”
“A number of people commented to me how they appreciated your message, and after I left, I received 2 telephone calls from friends who “heard it from a friend” that they should have been there. “
“Have read the book several times and keep it close at hand to reinforce the concepts; so I don’t slip back – it takes practice to change.”
- Control is an all or nothing concept, you can’t kind of have control over anything.
- Context is the general that lends meaning to the specific.
- Shifting the context, especially when you feel victimized or stressed, opens up new solutions.
- Be more passionate about solutions than problems.