What prevent us from becoming the person we would “really” like to become? That is a question that we have all asked ourselves and in Marshall Goldsmith’s new book entitled “Triggers: he provides the readers with what he refers to as Triggers that thwart us from becoming that person. So just what are the triggers according to Marshall?
First is “If I understand, I will do., Second, “I have the willpower and won’t give in to temptation.” Third, “Today is a special day” Fourth, “At least I’am better than…..”, Fifth, “I shouldn’t need help and structure.” Sixth, “I won’t get tired and my enthusiasm will not fade.” Seventh, ” I have all the time in the world.” Eight, “I won’t get distracted and nothing unexpected will occur.” Ninth, ” An epiphany will suddenly change my life.” Tenth, My change will be permanent and I will never have to worry again.” Do any of these sound familiar?
In my interview with Marshall we explore the reasons, environment and behavior that prevents us from becoming the person we have always wanted to become. We also discuss about something that Marshall refers to as the power of checklists? Marshall speaks with me about a book called “The Checklist Manifesto” and explains the power of using checklists to keep us from doing “stupid” stuff. Marshall has his assistant call and ask him “Daily Questions”, 29 questions that keep him focused and “becoming that person he wants to become”.
If you want to learn more from the master coach Marshall Goldsmith I highly recommend you listening to our interview together, then go out and get a copy of “Triggers“. This book will provide you with insights and wisdom into your own self sabotage that is getting in the way of you being a better person.
Thanks for listening. Enjoy learning from one of the real masters.