In this Expert Insight Interview, Reza Abraham discusses his book In Control: Taking Control of Your Life and Career. Reza Abraham is the founder of the InControl Group. He is an author, executive coach, leadership consultant, and speaker, focusing on topics that have transformed hundreds of organizations, empowering their people to be in control of their lives.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- What it means to be intentional
- Why it is important to stop worrying about things outside of your control
- How to control your inputs and surroundings
Everything that happens to us is intentional. What does being intentional mean? First of all, it means having rock-solid goals, so you have to be super clear about what you want to do. Secondly, you need a proper timeline to achieve these goals, so you need a plan. Finally, and most importantly, you need to be committed.
When you become entirely committed and intentional about something, obstacles on your path become the path.
Staying in Control
People allow life to happen to them in some accidental way, or they outsource it to fate. On top of that, if you ask people what their purpose is, most don’t have the answer. That said, we live in such a crazy world nowadays that you can’t blame people for thinking that everything is beyond their control.
It is important to remember that there are always things within our control and things out of our control. There is no denying that. However, we need to take complete responsibility for what we can control and stop apologizing for things we cannot control.
Curating Our Inputs
We have the ability to control our inputs and what we let come in. What you let in will always determine how high you go. It is all about who you listen to, who you talk to, and what you surround yourself with.
This is something we all know — you are an average of the five people you spend most of your time with. So, if the people around you are constantly nagging and complaining about things out of their control, you will begin to accept that as reality and slowly relinquish control over the things you can affect. This is something you want to avoid at all costs.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.