I love what I do! I truly hope you feel the same way. My job is to help
people win. I have many ways that I can do that. I coach, I speak, I do
retreats, I write articles and have collaborated on a third book. As you
will certainly know as a subscriber to this newsletter, I also help
people change their lives through a game called The Happy Healthy Wealthy
Game. I co-facilitate these games with Shelley McDougall and recently we
had a chance to talk about the things that are common to the most
successful players in our games. Here are seven keys that can help you
win the game you are playing.
1. Know Your Game!
This may sound silly but we have noticed that some people do not
recognize the game they are playing. What is it you are trying to do and
why are you trying to do it? Some people may feel like they are not
winning the game but in fact, they are winning the game they dont realize
they are playing. We have seen people who want to lose weight but are
playing the I have always been heavy, I have tried everything and nothing
works, game. Some are playing the survival game. I just want to make
enough to pay the bills. I dont want to lose my job. Some are playing big
powerful games in happiness, health and wealth. Some are playing to be
their best. Some are playing to be the best. What game are you playing?
2. Design A Winnable Game!
We have observed people who dont design a winnable game for themselves.
They set themselves up for failure. They dont have to do this very many
times before they become disillusioned and complacent. Their future games
become smaller or they just refuse to play. Their game needs to be in
alignment with their values. They need to understand their inner
3. Become An Impact Player!
We think this starts with a decision to be one. Are you playing to win?
Are you prepared to do what it takes? Do you have the integrity to do
what you said you would do? Mediocre players focus on their weaknesses
and the obstacles. Impact players focus on their strengths. For them the
obstacles are interesting challenges and learning experiences. They
decide to play, play big and win!
4. Play To Win And Keep Score!
In the games we lead, we keep score. The players get daily feedback. In
fact they can get hourly feedback. The point is that keeping track and
observing progress leads to improvement. It is easy in our busy lives to
start a game and forget about it. This is why it is so important to keep
focusing on results. Imagine yourself playing a team sport on a
professional level. After the game both teams go into the dressing room.
They both know the score. One team is celebrating and the other might not
be but they are both reflecting on what worked, what didnt work and the
lessons learned. Often we find that poor or mediocre players dont want to
5. Winning the Inner Game!
We find that most people do not understand how much their thoughts,
feelings and emotions impact the results of their game. We help them to
understand their programming, improve their self talk and change habits.
If you take the same inner game to every game you play and it is not
working for you then it will work against you. You have a chance to
understand your inner game and install a new program.
6. Bringing Your Game to Life with the Right Environments!
We have learned that most people rely on discipline and will power when
they are trying to change habits or behaviors that impact their game. We
have found that discipline and will power only work during the time when
a person is focused on having them. As opposed to using discipline and
will power we teach the players of our game about 9 environments that
help to move people quickly towards their goals. You are in your
environments 24/7. Are they supporting you or working against you?
7. Build The Winning Team!
My coach said to me, If you want to create world class results, you have
to have world class support. That support can come from people who work
for you, consultants, coaches, your mastermind, the books you read, the
tapes you listen to, your friends and your family. Find the people who
are already winning the game you want to play. Whatever game you are
playing, even if it is an individual sport you can create a team that
will allow you to play at the higher level.
I hope these 7 keys give you some ideas about creating more success in
what ever your game is. I really encourage you to commit yourself to
playing the Happy Healthy Wealthy Game for 3 months. You will be amazed
with what you learn about yourself and these 7 keys!