Key to Achievement: E + R = Outcomes
Over 25 years ago a successful business icon in Seattle shared with me his secret to great achievements.
E + R = Outcomes
(Event + Response= Outcomes)
He taught me that every outcome people experience in life (whether it is success or failure, wealth creation or scarcity and poverty, health or illness, intimacy or estrangement, joy or frustration) is a result of how we responded to an earlier event or events of life.
Here’s the Big Idea for You Right Now:
If you don’t like the outcomes you are currently getting, there are two basic choices you can make:
1. You can blame the Event (E) for the lack of Results (O)
• Blame COVID-19
• Blame unrest
• Blame the economy
• Blame the government
• Blame gender bias
• Blame your wife or husband
• Blame the lack of support
• Blame your team and employees
Oprah Winfrey would never have become a famous newscaster, talk show host, and multimillion entrepreneur if she would have blamed a (past) family member of her sexual and physical abuse. She chose to forgive, move on, and focus on her future of health and possibilities.
A lot of people stop themselves from achieving. Living in limiting thoughts of regret and unforgiveness. They self-punish and allow self-defeating behaviors.
2. You can instead change your Responses (R) to Events (E) the way things are– until you get the Outcomes (O) you want
People can change their thinking– change their communication, and change the pictures you hold in your mind.
To be happy, we have to regain control over our thoughts, images, dreams, and positive energy.
• Change negative thoughts to positive ones
• Change what you dream about
• Change a negative to a positive habit TODAY
• Change what you read and listen to
• Change some friends or associates
Remember E+ R = O
(Event + Response = Outcomes)
Here’s to growing achievements,
As a master storyteller, Steve has unparalleled ability to communicate dynamic business and leadership truths through stories, anecdotes and humor. Harness the power of the “number one” predictor of professional success, impact, leadership, high performance and sustainable relationships in business and life. Steve’s highest rated keynote presentation.
To book Steve today, contact Michelle Joyce!
(For information on keynote presentations, team workshops, and one on one coaching.)
“The purpose of Leadership Quest is to help professionals develop their personal leadership, vision and emotional intelligence. Everyday I strive to help leaders and teams achieve their desired goals in sales productivity, leadership, time maximization, and life-balance. ”
About the Author
Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.
A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.