Your Bandwidth and the Matrix of Success — Part Two

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Ants build a bridge

In our last blog we started a discussion about how people’s bandwidth can affect their business’s ability to thrive in chaos.

In fact, in the VUCA (Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex and Ambiguous) world we’re facing, it’s critical to get away from what’s comfortable, normal and standard and into a world of change, potential and possibility. Operating consciously in complexity helps the brain stretch itself so that our capacity increases and we can realize our full potential.

This is one of the hidden benefits with VUCA: it is forcing each of us to develop aspects of ourselves that were previously hidden from us. It is a tremendously creative way of being.

Our brains are flexible and they can be rewired to enable the kind of transformation that allows us to see opportunities we previously missed, and to become comfortable with the world of constant change in which we now live. Stretching our bandwidth allows us to become comfortable with transformation so that we can learn to routinely access latent wisdom.

Transformation

Your leadership team and your employees might not be familiar with this type of thinking. But if you encourage them to look back on their own life experiences they will probably notice that those points in their lives where they thought they were failing were actually moments of transformation. They knocked your colleagues onto a trajectory that they didn’t know existed, but that turned out to be just what they needed. Maybe somebody failed a class in high school or didn’t get into grad school. Perhaps they were passed over for a promotion they were convinced they were sure to get. Whatever the circumstances, if we look dispassionately at such situations from where we are today, we all might be able to recognize that those perceptive failures weren’t disasters that happened to us, they were positive life cycle readjustments that actually happened for us. At the time, they may have caused us to sink into the despair of self-doubt that many successful business people have confronted along the way.

“Am I enough?” is a frequent question among the highly talented and successful people with whom we’ve worked. The answer, of course, is “YES!” But the process of fully integrating that “yes” into who they are and what they do is where the magic happens. Seeking the “Yes” and exulting in its implications stretches your employees’ bandwidths and has a massive impact on your business.

Having a big core purpose in life is central to success and the more we stretch our bandwidth, the bigger our purpose can become. Are the people on your team thinking big enough? Are they expanding their outlook? Or are they allowing the results they are currently getting to dictate their definition of who and what they and your company truly are? Isn’t there more available to them?

Wouldn’t you like to profit from it?

Light-Core brings all of those questions, and many more, to the forefront of our work with clients and when our clients’ key staff members find the answers they’re looking for, their capacity for handling change and complexity increases dramatically. Everybody becomes comfortable with being uncomfortable. And the results are nothing short of record-breaking.

 

What would that look like for your business? If you’d like to find out, I invite you to get in touch.

We excel at helping businesses navigate change.

 

Author :

Sharon Gilmour-Glover seems to have had two distinct careers; one as an environmental educator and one as a business consultant. But there is a common thread. Both are about helping people become aware of, unlock, and express their full potential. Sharon is the educator behind Clarity for Leaders and is the co-founder of Light-Core.

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