Today I honored a commitment that I made to a group of professionals since earlier this year. They attended the inaugural training session of Change Or Die – The Business Process Improvement Manual, which is based on my first book (of the same name). As part of the training, I offered a free one hour coaching session to the attendees.
Most of the participants did not take up the offer, but six participants from one company, bundled their coaching hours and I spent the morning with them.
I took a copy of my new book – Lead Your Team To Win – to share with them and reveled in the excitement that was generated and the congratulations that were extended.
As they passed the book around I noticed that one of the managers was taking notes as she thumbed through the book. At the end of the session, she came to me and said, “I made a list of topics from your book. I think that it will be a good idea to host a seminar around these points for our new managers.” She went on to say that the company will purchase a copy of the book – Lead Your Team To Win – for each manager. She committed to get in touch with me during the following week so that we could confirm the dates.
This was definitely not part of my plan. I left home this morning focussed on showing up, keeping my commitment and doing a good job. And for that I was unexpectedly rewarded.
What happens when you show up? What have you received just because you did?