I you want to be in business, no matter what kind of business, providing a service or selling a product(s) – Make people feel at ease. They will respond to your needs as you respond to theirs. Gone are the days of doing things for the customer, these days you have to things with them, get them involved. In that way your enhance loyalty. As for your immediate (and most crucial) inner circle; make sure that you Share the spotlight. Give credit to those who deserve it – and to those who strive. Don’t grab praise away from other people. People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care!
Have confidence in your own value. Don’t do anything that won’t credit your own self-respect. Follow up your actions as they reflect your own self-worth.
Listen well to others’ comments. Then weigh your own actions. Cultivate relationships with people who have good and important things to say.
Participate in life. Be active in business meetings and endeavors; volunteer to be part of organizations and groups. Social interaction will boost your sense of well-being.
Feel worthy of your own goal. Know that you can attain it and that it is right for you. Grasp your own challenge. Don’t give yourself impossible goals, but always reach higher. Relax and be yourself. Each person is different and just as wonderful as the next. Don’t be plagued by what you think others think of you. Don’t bathe in success – use it. Once you achieve your first goal, go on to others. Use the money you earn for the rewards you look for. Then go on to the next endeavor. Be slow to criticize others’ achievements. Find out how they did it and learn from them. Never use subterfuge. Don’t go behind someone’s back. Speak your mind and earn respect. Banish negative thoughts and traits. Restructure your life to exclude bad habits. Believe in yourself and what you are to accomplish. All the power in the world is within you to achieve.
WORK TOWARDS YOUR GOAL
“To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work, is as impossible as it is to live without being born,” wrote A.P. Gouthey. Every person who has attained something worthwhile has worked for that goal. Cary Grant said, “I do believe that people can do practically anything they set out to do if they apply themselves diligently and learn.”
Which path is the right way towards your goal? Do you need more education? Do you need a few years experience in your field of business? Maybe you need a teacher or guide to help you practice.
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached, as by the obstacles which are overcome while trying to succeed,” wrote Booker T. Washington.What obstacles are in your way? Consider them as easy to pass through as hurdles are to a champion runner.
Take each obstacle as a special challenge placed especially for you. Approach it with intelligence and courage, then learn what it has to teach.
“Success is a journey,” said Ben Sweetland, “not a destination.” For some, the process of attainment is the attainment itself. They move on, keep growing and expanding. There is no still water at the top. “The message from the moon is that no problem need any longer be considered insoluble,” wrote Norman Cousins. And you can attain anything that seems impossible.
If you have a problem that needs to be solved, sit calmly and consider it with a clear mind. Observe all the consequences of the actions – both good and bad. Ponder the paths and actions and contemplate the core of the problem. The solution will appear.
“Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you for everyone who asketh, receiveth. He that seeketh, findeth and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.”
Tap the inner self and encourage positive actions. With each outgoing breath, release the impossible; at each incoming breath, inhale the attainable. Demand the best of yourself, but don’t despair from an overused sense of perfection.
What can you learn? And who can teach you? Can you attend classes and seminars from universities near home? Check out books from the libraries and absorb the material. Find a master and become an apprentice.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty,” said Henry Ford. “Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Never stop learning; never stop growing and expanding as a person and in your personal endeavor. Readers are Leaders. Its a pity; the more you read the more you find out that you don’t know. A man was once asked if he had read the newspaper and he responded that he used to read the newspaper, but the news kept changing. Lol! A mind that opens to a new idea does not go back to its previous states. Keep reading.