Andy Albright delivered another episode of The Wednesday Call live from The Alliance’s headquarters in Burlington, N.C. in front of a live studio audience in AMP Studios.
Andy shared the fable of the fox and the grapes. When the fox realized it was going to be hard to reach the grapes, he gave up and said those grapes are not good. The fox said they are sour and there’s no point in reaching for them. There are many people who "pretend" to despise and belittle things that are beyond their reach.
Winning is important. You play to win if you strive for excellence. Andy wanted to share where to win, why you win and how to win.
How, when and why do people win?
Do you have the heart to win or do you just want to wear the jersey and be on the team? Champions don’t desire mediocrity. They want excellence and to win big league.
When you are focused on winning, you have to make choices. Every day you have choices. You get to decide what you do and what you do not do. We all have voices and choices in our heads. What we listen to determines the actions we make and take. When we make the wrong decisions, life is hard. When we listen and make great decisions, life is good!
When you are working with your team, you can quickly figure out which people want to win based on their activity. Are they doing some, most or all of Andy’s 8 Steps? Finding that out will help you identify what people to spend the most time around.
Do you really want to win? Your actions will prove it. What you do when nobody is watching determines how serious you are about winning. Winners will go the extra mile and not question why they are doing it. They will sneak work in around their social calendar. They do the things that others are not willing to do. They also do it consistently.
58:00: Do you hate losing or love winning more? Most people know which category they fall into. Do you hate where you are now? What are you doing to change your direction? The more you win, the more you can change circumstances and situations.
The higher you reach in life the better view you have of the landscape around you. You see the world differently than ever before. Your perspective changes and you grow.
When you dream is bigger than your problems, then you will be successful. You become what you think about most. Your thoughts will influence your choices and decisions. It is all part of the progression in what actions you take or do not take.
72:00: A leader’s job is to manage the present while we build the future. When you think in those terms then you are on track for success. We all have problems and how we react to those issues determines where we are headed. Don’t let the small stuff hamper your direction and goals.
When you get the WHY right before you worry about the HOW then you will be rewarded in a big way. When you get that right and decide that you are going to move up, then you will be successful.