Facilitation - Winning Mental Pyramid

As a facilitator and mindset, mood, motivation expert, guiding a group to accept a solution to common challenges, uncommon challenges, and problems empowers them to have a plan of action. It's critical each member feels a part of the process and is allowed to express their thoughts. The goal for the facilitator is to first understand and relate through introspection what their thoughts are and the mindset needed to perform. Then, each group members current stance must be taken into consideration and related to prior to the start of the session. This allows the facilitator to choose the appropriatestructure for the session.

It is critical after the housekeeping (introduction, tell participants the length of the session, break time) to get everyone's buy in we must work as a team to go to another New Best Level. My research indicates in any organization people want to be on a team. Why? Because they love being involved, the interaction, and seeing each other succeed. Of course, this means the team wins.

Therefore, consider using the Winning Mental Pyramid mindset tool. It is leading edge research that I apply when working with businesses, sports teams, and mental health organizations. The Winning Mental Pyramid is a mindset tool you can file in your mind and retrieve for introspection and introspection of each group member prior and during the session. Learn it to grow and evolve your facilitation skills.

Here's how it works.

Relationship Between Motivation and Inspiration
Motivation has a relationship with inspiration and your motivation controls your attitude. This is the top line or why?

Attitude
Your attitude controls your mindset. It's important to have a positive attiude.

Mindset
Your mindset controls your mood. Mindset is the way we think or what we think.

Relationship Between Mood and Subconscious
Your mood has a relationship with subconscious. This is the bottom line or action. It's what causes us to do what we do.

How it works is easy. Applying it takes focused effort, practice, and patience.

As you become more skilled at using it, your sessions will be less argumentative and the mood will flourish. When the Winning Mental Pyramid is aligned there is a tremendous amount of synergy for peak performance. In most cases, it's not aligned. Recognize where is the misalignment and focus on this area. Keep in mind the relationship between the four areas.

Examples
In many organizations I see a supervisor, boss, or collegue make a comment about an employees attitude problem. They focus on addressing the persons attitude. Instead, since motivation controls attitude, the area that needs to be focused on is the employees motivation.

Businesses should want to make a positive difference (motivation) and make money (mood). If they are not making money, then it's their mindset that needs to be focused on. If there is resistance to positive change, then it's their attitude that needs to be focused on.

Try it for yourself on any endeavor you succeeded with or failure to know what was or could have been done. Then do it with a new endeavor. Did it work? What are your results? Are you winning? Will you abandon it or use it again and again to learn from it, grow, and evolve to produce better results and moods. Isn't that really the bottom line (a better life)?

Let the group be the hero.

Raj works to help organizations, teams, and professionals consistently play at the top of their game to increase productivity and performance. He is the author of Winning at Entrepreneurship, and practical leading edge performance research, Winning Mental Pyramid. Contact him at 864.569.2315, e-mail raj@rajgavurla.com or visit www.thebusinessbuilder.org www.motivateresults.com to learn more. Copyright 2003 LiiiVEN™. All rights reserved.

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