Great insight into why Kobe Bryant alto ego “superhero” creation was his secret for success. You use this exact process too. Working with clients on a brand new process that incorporates this.
Their success exploded (5-10x in weeks) because they suspended belief in what they can’t do to take a leap of faith and instantly overcome their fears and biggest hurdles.
It’s a way to crush your blindspots, hurdles and anything holding you back. You use your authentic self to rise to its ultimate peak to produce the success and evidence you need.
100% success rate.
Read what Kobe did and what they are doing. You can copy this process. Will work for you in minutes after you apply it.
“Kobe harnessed that mindset to prepare for one of the greatest players he ever encountered: Allen Iverson. He became obsessed w/ AI, going so far as to study the hunting techniques of great white sharks:
‘Working harder wasn’t enough.
I had to study this man maniacally.
I obsessively read every article and book I could find about AI. I obsessively watched every game he had played. I obsessively studied his every success, & his every struggle. I obsessively searched for any weakness I could find.
I searched the world for musings to add to my AI Musecage.
This led me to study how great whites sharks hunt seals off the coast of South Africa.
The patience. The timing. The angles. On Feb 20, 2000, in Philadelphia, PJ gave me the assignment of guarding AI at the start of the 2nd half. No one knew how much this challenge meant to me.
I wanted him to feel the frustration I felt.
I wanted everyone who laughed at the 41 & 10 he put on me to choke on their laughter’”
“Stop trying to borrow wisdom and think for yourself. Face your difficulties and think and think and think and solve your problems yourself. Suffering and difficulties provide opportunities to become better. Success is never giving up.”
Toyota engineer Taiichi Ohno advice to those wanting to understand their manufacturing model and processes.
Employees often hold back sharing information even when they believe what have to say could be very important for the organization/customer and/or themselves. This epidemic of silence is caused by four main reasons: not wanting to be seen in a bad light, causing issues, damaging work relationships and sense of futility (ie it won’t really matter).
Recent studies every single employee interviewee failed to speak up on an at least issue they believed had significant organizational consequences on key metrics, morale, bullying and employee retention.
One employee I spoke with said, “I can’t afford to lose my job so I’d rather stay silent and not make what I believe would be a significant improvement. The downside risk is too high for me.” That comment is what I hear in 90% of the organizations.
The bottom line implications are significant and it’s not improving.
“Why would I want to change jobs and go to another CPG company. Things won’t be much better. Silence ensures I don’t create issues for myself.” This senior manager is in a Fortune/Forbes Top 10 Workplace.