There is what occurs, and there is what you perceive.  Your perception is your mental processing of the stimuli produced by what occurs.  Your perception drives your response.

 You don’t control the world.  You cannot typically change what occurs.  However, you can change your perception of what occurs, and therefore alter your response.

 No one can make you angry, frustrated, upset, or afraid.  It is your perception and judgment of the person and the situation that makes you angry, frustrated, upset, or afraid.  No person or circumstance can make you happy.  It is your perception of that person and circumstance that produces happiness.  You cannot typically change what occurs, however, you can change your perception of what occurs, and consequently your response.

 You cannot change other people.  You can influence their perceptions.  Their perception drives their response.

 Listen carefully to words.  Words reveal perception.  You cannot typically change what occurs, but you can change the words that describe what is occurring.  Change your words, change your perception, and your response will change.  Your words also influence the perception of others, and consequently their response.

 As your coach, I help you change your perceptions, which will change your performance and results.  I perceive what my clients don’t perceive, and through conversation, we discover and create new perceptions and possibilities together.

-Dave Beam

Dave Beam has been helping businesses for the last 25 years.  He is owner and operator of a successful ActionCOACH Business Coaching franchise, and has a passion to assist business leaders create amazing outcomes.  He has coached over 300 businesses and corporations over the last thirteen years.

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