Month: August 2016
“I’m going to play to win every day. I want to continue to learn and get better.” – Mitchell Stefani
Signature Business Solutions is lucky enough to have Mitchell Stefani as one of our closest leaders and coaches. At our last national conference, we got to see him take home multiple awards that are only a stepping stone to where he is going. Something that we can all take from Mitchell is to always have a student mentality. He is ready to learn in every situation he encounters. Congratulations Mitchell, but we know this is only the beginning.
Signature Business Solutions wants to encourage our leaders to leave their comfort zones and free themselves from their limitations. (This means we don’t JUST say awesome motivating quotes all day.) We recently shared the ‘trapped flea’ analogy in a morning meeting. The theory goes over how it’s possible to train fleas not to jump out of a jar even when the lid is removed. If someone places fleas in a jar, they will continuously jump as high as they can, but obviously they will hit the lid over and over. After a while, the fleas will begin to jump just high enough so that they no longer hit the lid. Once the lid is removed however, the fleas will continue to jump just short of the top of the jar.
Want to know something crazier? If new untrained fleas are added to the jar, they obviously will jump out and escape. The original fleas? They still won’t follow their kin, and will continue their failure of jumping out.
Now the reason this theory is so relevant to our business is that in many ways people behave exactly the same way, and often let past limitations stand in the way of their progress. Signature Business Solutions believes that this behavior is hugely detrimental to success. We are eager to promote the idea that for people to achieve their goals, they need to go beyond these self-imposed limitations. To set an example, rather than follow the crowd.
When our leaders came together to discuss this theory, they wanted to figure out where everything originates. They wanted to know why or when someone could start to put limitations on themselves. We’re aware it could start anywhere, even being a child someone has such high confidence with infinite dreams and aspirations – such as believing they will become a lawyer or an astronaut- these dreams are often subjected to negativity as most people grow up being told certain things, which create limitations. For an example, someone goes through school being told that they are not good at a particular subject, or that they can’t afford to follow a particular path, which creates unconscious limitations later in life that will deter an individual from accomplishing their goals. Signature Business Solutions believes that by recognizing these unconscious limitations that are built on the past, more people will be able to work towards their goals and reach greater success in life.
We shared this analogy because we want to prove that anything is possible with the right mind set. Just because something didn’t go a certain way once, doesn’t mean that is what is destined. Go out there and do what ever it takes to achieve your goals. Stop hitting your head and jump out of your jar!
For this months Meet the Team, we’d like to introduce Andrea. We couldn’t be more proud to call her one of our top Leaders!
So Andrea, tell me about yourself?
“I am originally from Sandy, UT. Graduated from Brighton High School with a 4.0 GPA. My family is really into hot rods, and I love to collect cars, currently I have a 93 mustang GTLX. Other than that I love to fish, camp, motocross and anything outdoors.”
What is a goal of yours?
“I want to go far in this life. I want to pursue this opportunity and be the best at everything like training, coaching, and consistently being the top in this office. To be honest I want to be like Mitchell [our leader and partner in Kansas City] and where he is at now.”
Where would we be able to find you on your days off?
“On a lake somewhere with my family.”
Why do you love working at Signature Business Solutions?
“Really, I love what I do. I love getting to talk to people all day long and actually get to help people in need. It’s fun and different everyday, and the office culture is like no other. I also love how I’m not micromanaged, where that was something I have always wanted. Honestly, at least to me, I have the easiest job in the world. Because it fits me and who I am so well.”
Keep up the great work, Andrea!