Wouldn’t it be interesting and insightful if we could have an out-of-body experience, be a fly on the wall, and observe us interacting with others and the world? What insight we might get! But life is not that easy. So, we need to gain insight by taking different kinds of assessments where our answers are compared with answers other people provide and hopefully gain some personal insight from the assessment feedback. We can also gain insight from others by asking them to give some feedback. “Are you comfortable with our discussions, with how I interact with you, and the outcomes from our meetings?” might be one way you can determine the value of your interpersonal communication with others. An OBD Partner is trained and experienced in helping their clients gain personal insight.
Working smarter rather than working harder is an important goal for many advisors. By working smarter we mean doing those things that get better results in less time with less energy. But we have to be careful that we don’t try to pound a rectangular block into a square hole … meaning that every person is unique and what works for one person may be a non-starter for another person. That’s why it is so important to be able to work synergistically (1 + 1 >> 2) with a partner that really knows you and can help you discover and implement the mental and behavioral changes that you need to achieve greater and better results.
Most of your life, you are reacting to requests or demands placed upon you by other people. That is true both in your business life and your personal life. When do you have time and energy to work on things that are personally important? When do you have time to “think outside the box” when it comes to your business?
Your OBD Partner understands that you live in a “whirlwind” (some describe it as a cyclone or hurricane), where demands for your attention come fast and furious. But at least once a month, your OBD Partner helps you take time out to think about ways you can improve your business and / or your life and helps you takes some steps to make the necessary changes in your business or do some self-development that will lead to a more fulfilled life … business and personal.
Confidentiality is important if you really want to make improvements in your life because you may have to share things that you don’t want others to know; e.g., “I hate prospecting” or “I am concerned that prospects won’t want to work with me because I don’t have 55 years in the business.” You may feel vulnerable, so it is a relief to know that your OBD Partner will keep your conversations private. Clients tell us that we are the only people in the world they can share with who will understand what they are dealing with AND is in a position to help them deal with the problem.