Adversity is something that all people face. It can come in the form of a job loss, health issues or family concerns. What makes us successful is not in whether or not we have adversity, but how we face that adversity and what we make of ourselves.
Quite simply, business is about relationships. Customers buy products and services that they feel connected to. That is why you should put the same effort into building business relationships that you do in building friendships.
Think about how you interact with your friends. You want to spend time with them. You share with them and you support them despite their shortcomings. These connections that bring so much meaning to our life should be the driving force behind how and why we do business.
Too often, we get so caught up in the dollars that go into our business (or out of our business), that we miss out on the beautiful connections that we are making. We would do well to spend a little more time connecting within and throughout our business and a little less time obsessing over ‘the numbers.’
It is the connections that means the most in the end, anyways.Read More
We are all motivated by different things. Some take inspiration from friends and family. Others look to nature and the world around them. We even have famous examples or popular stories that connect us to people who would otherwise be strangers. Inspiration is an excellent motivator and often calls us to action and increased success. The key is taking the inspiration and doing something with it. Here are some ways that you can use your inspiration to improve your business productivity:
1) WRITE IT DOWN!
It is critical that whenever you have one of those ‘Aha!’ moments that you write it down. All too often we get a great idea but are pulled somewhere else and we do not follow-up on it. Make sure that your write down what you feel inspired to do. Also, make a note of what sparked the inspiration and map out in writing what you are going to do with the inspiration.
2) SHARE YOUR INSPIRATION
Create accountability by talking about how your were inspired. It allows you to work through the possible kinks and get feedback on the direction that you are thinking about taking. By ‘saying it out loud’, it makes things more real and it allows you to see how serious you are about the inspiration. Also, it gives you help in executing the inspiration when properly discussed.
3) REFLECT AND MEDITATE
I have found that it is always useful to take some time to reflect and mediate on what is going on in life. Take the things that you have written down and think about them. Try to connect again with what motivated you and further develop the ideas and concepts that you are working with. Give yourself a little time every day to be able to ponder and be inspired.
4) REVISIT WHAT INSPIRES YOU
If it inspired you, revisit it. Make sure that you have a plan to follow-up and improve on the ideas that have motivated you. Put yourself in a position to be inspired again. Always be ready to progress and grow by reviewing the things that are most important to you.Read More
Self esteem is an incredibly important part of your being and it is the way in which you shape yourself and show yourself to the world. Your self-esteem also forms part of your working life and if you have low self-esteem this can be harmful for your career. You need to believe in yourself and have self-esteem to go forward and achieve all you want to achieve. In this informative article we look at some fundamental ways to improve your self-esteem.
Ways to improve your self-esteem and confidence
1. What is self-esteem?
Before we aim to improve our self-esteem we need to define what self-esteem actually is to each of us as an individual. Our self-esteem is shaped on how we feel about ourselves and how we perceive others feel about us. The more important of the two is how we feel about ourselves as we are what really matters. If you feel you have low self-esteem and would like to improve it, you need to attempt to evaluate why you think this is and tackle it head on.
2. Set goals that are achievable
Everyone has goals and when achieving these goals our self-esteem is lifted. If you have low self-esteem is it recommended that you set smaller goals that are achievable instead of unrealistic ones. Set your goals to be achieved in a shorter time frame and give yourself a plan to achieve them. This is among the ways to improve self-esteem and confidence. The more goals you reach, the more your self-esteem will be boosted to give you that extra confidence to tackle the larger and more difficult ones.
3. Give yourself credit
This applies fundamentally for your career. We all have ideas at work that may get shot down and this can add to our low self-esteem. In order to improve our self-esteem and confidence we need to realise that we all think in different manners and just because one or two people do not see value in your ideas does not mean no one else will or that it is not a good idea. Give yourself credit for your ideas and the work you produce, have faith and confidence in it and other will also see this.
4. Get fit and healthy
There has been a significant shift in our society that has shown a substantial amount of importance placed on physical appearance. Whether this is right or wrong is not the point, what is the point is that if you fall into the bracket of an individual whom feels good when they look good then this will contribute towards your self-esteem. Get fit and healthy and this will improve your self-esteem. Look good, feel good.
Jemma Scott is an avid writer of business related topics and looked at ways to improve her self-esteem whilst at many a job in an office to rent.Read More
My wife and I were discussing some of the difficulties that everyone seems to face in life and she asked why people struggle so much. This was my reply to her general concern:
Don’t worry so much about the mistakes… Just keep learning and growing. You’ll get it right as long as you stay the course.Read More