I was a few weeks late this year getting my license plate renewed.
But it came this weekend.
As I went to get tools to put it on, I briefly considered grabbing a razor blade.
Remembering how my dad showed me how to replace tags…
He told me to slice a few cuts in case someone tried stealing it, they’d come up short and only get a piece.
I recall lessons like this every now and then.
Tips from uncles…
Sayings from my dad…
Though I recall them, I don’t always apply them.
Helpful and practical back then… for my life today, I need different lessons.
What worked in 1995 Detroit Michigan isn’t the same for 2018 Phoenix Arizona. Nor for the 24/7 internet connected / social media / digital world today.
Different keys to unlock different doors.
We often need to unlearn limiting ideas more than discovering new ones.
So I no longer carry razors…
…not because there’s a better way to protect my tags… but because I no longer live in an environment where protection is pivotal.
Sure there are bad people everywhere, but I reserve my energy for growth and abundance.
I no longer think that.
Thinking differently / expecting differently / seeing differently…
No longer stuck in the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, ie confirmation bias.
My reality changed because my paradigm flipped.
You come to me with fears and self preservation and I’ll help you see another way.
Coexisting with your reality is another, better suited one to bring growth and fulfillment.
For example, people come to me wanting security or guarantees with marketing…
A perfect return on investment?
That’s just not possible.
Like the hood, the market is volatile and unpredictable.
So instead, we focus on helping people speak their truth and show up, experiment, fail and learn and speak up again! Then we’ll build systems and automations that bring conversations.
But none of it is about fear or scarcity. It’s about moving forward.
We focus on offense not defense.
No longer cutting up tags for preservation, but driving forward towards progress and the beauty of what’s possible.
Create a Great Day!
Arvell Craig is CEO of Chatbot Funnels — a chatbot consulting company that helps businesses create conversational chatbots to qualify leads and book sales meetings.