We had an amazing Think By Design seminar last Wednesday night @ GFC. One of the questions coming up a lot lately is “How do I get so and so to do something?” Specifically, it sounds like: “How do I get my husband to start Eating By Design?” Or “How do I get my sister to come see you to get her nerve system checked?”
These are good questions!
We are going to do this 2 ways this week - the short answer and the long answer.
Short answer: Be a Role Model
There are many different aspects to consider; let’s take a look at a few.
What makes a great leader? An idea and a vision! To borrow from the film “Inception”: “The seed of an idea will grow in this man’s mind. It’ll change him. It might even come to define him.” Be very clear on what you want, and once you truly want something there is no going back.
“Get out front and lead. Or get in line and follow. Or get out of the way, because we are coming through.”
-Reggie Gold D.C
Change is difficult and most people do not want to give up what they are doing. Even if they know that it is not doing them any good. Have patience and continue doing what you know to be proper.
Using force is unethical (I wrote about this two weeks ago), and it doesn’t work. You can’t force people to do anything. Worse, if you use fear or violence you will have a flat-out rebellion on your hands. Make no mistake: people who comply are totally different from people who do willingly.
This one goes hand in hand with leadership. Once you know that you have an idea of value and you know that it is correct. Your life, your communication and your actions have to be in line with your idea. Another word for this is integrity. The reason that so many people are disillusioned with today’s “leaders” is because of their obvious lack of integrity. They say one thing and do another.
I hope you don’t mind the short forms that I have provided for material on which volumes have been written, but I only have 500 words. Here is the bottom line:
– it’s the only way!Dr. K