When Howard Schultz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks came back to the company in 2008, he found that the leadership was focused on opening new stores globally, but had lost it’s original focus.
Starbucks was built one cup at a time.
One customer at a time.
It would be impossible for him to know, as he sat in a dark room developing film, how his “what if” moment in the late 1950’s would have such an impact decades later on a cold windy night in February of 2016.
Each of us have experienced walking into a meeting, or speaking in front of an audience or taking on a new challenge, and our confidence level is at zero.
In every situation, you must exude confidence.
Cockiness and arrogance repel others away from you.
Confidence draws others to you.
Here are ten ways to express confidence in any situation.
Alternate your plan and mental approach for the remainder of the day.
Maybe you are disappointed by those around you.
Seek out new people to surround yourself with.
And that is exactly what I was trying to do.
You may be trying to do that in your own life as well.
And that is exactly what Randy Pausch was asked to do.
To give his last lecture. Literally.
Let me encourage you as to the difference a few days can make.
Last week was one of the most stressful for me personally in recent memory.