WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT
When it comes to transformation and creating positive future-focused cultures it all comes down to one thing. The way we think.
Our thoughts create choices. Our choices shape our behavior. This is what leads us to having new experiences. Each experience we gain is associated to an emotion. And our emotions track back to new thoughts. It’s an ever-ending cycle.
We have not been taught to think about what we think about. We base our decisions based on our past experiences when what we really need is a map for the future.
In 1903, James Allen, British philosophical writer, published his famous book As a Man Thinketh. In his book, Allen argued that each person holds the key to every condition, good or bad, that enters into their life and by working upon their thoughts, they can transform their circumstances.
Undeniably, our thoughts shape our perception of the world and one can simply say that we are what we think.
But this is no longer a philosophical argument. When we talk about transformation and the future, our thinking is what leads our actions.
The greatest innovators and the most successful businesses have one thing in common. They operate from first principle. Just like scientists, they don’t assume anything.
The Think About What You Think About framework provides a step-by-step approach to help unlock the much-desired innovation mindset and form a decision-making process oriented to what is truly needed and required for your present and more importantly for your future success, as an individual, team and whole organization.
In our thinking process we cannot change the how, but we surely can change the what.
Learning how to harness this power leads to a better frame of mind, clarity, less stress, creativity, increased productivity, grit, resilience and adaptability.
The message is simple: You can’t think about the future when your thinking is influenced by your past.
I wanted to thank you again for your workshop today! It was hard to delve that deep into my own emotions…..I feel like it will help me to be a better people manager in the long run.
Wade, thank you for preparing such an engaging and relatable presentation. You’re very comfortable in front of an audience, and knowledgeable on leadership. Your talents really shined! I’m sure that the audience was wowed and that new clients will roll in.
Wade “Coach” speaks with honesty, wit, compassion, and grit. He is too funny! On two separate occasions, I’ve seen him dig deep and share himself in order to guide the audience to their own stillness to hear what was in the message. In walking his talk, Wade offers a fresh approach to managing the difficult phases in life.
Wade, you killed it! What I really appreciated is that it was all useful, amazing, tangible, and inspiring. I feel honored to be there with you stage. Please use me as a reference!
Wade continually reminded attendees that they were at the conference for a reason: their leaders saw value in them, and they should recognize that value. He conveyed the importance of getting rid of unproductive habits that do not support personal needs and goals as well as identifying what needed to be learned to move forward. Wade even scheduled a post-conference check-in call to follow up with attendees on how they’d used some of the skills discussed during the conference….PRICELESS!
Wade speaks from the heart to the heart. I’m a better person and leader because of him.
Wade, you are a very personal and energetic speaker. As I sat in the audience, you made us feel as though we were all longtime friends! Your “Running with Horses” presentation was fun and interactive and left a long lasting impression upon all of us. I heard audience members discussing how they were going to implement the tips and techniques they received from your informative session as they left the banquet hall. We look forward to having you as a continued resource for our events.
Wade, I really enjoyed your talk at the All for One conference. I found myself nodding in agreement with everything you said. It was a fun event and meeting new people and hearing their stories is always deeply interesting to me.
Wade has an uncanny ability to connect with his audience due to his high level of self-awareness, perception, and eloquence. I have never experienced any other speaker prepare for his audience as much as Wade did.
Thank you so much for speaking to our group! I had a feeling from meeting you and talking with you, that the presentation would be excellent, but it was even better than expected! You have a real gift for connecting with an audience and getting your message across. I’ve had employees comment to me before about various programs I’ve brought to the company, but this time must have been a record for the number of folks who told me how valuable your talk was and how they might utilize the points you made about innovation the next time they were called upon to make a presentation.
Wade’s insight into his client’s needs, coupled with his strong desire to help people advance in all facets of their lives, shines through when he speaks to an audience. He is an excellent communicator and a strong speaker.
Today, we have a very high-performing team. We enjoy high morale and little turnover. I don’t believe that would be the case without Wade’s influence and insight. When working with him, you will find Wade to be authentic, knowledgeable, professional, a good listener and personable. His ability to grasp a situation and rapidly assess team dynamics make each of his sessions very effective and often a lot of fun for the participants.