Being concerned about what others think is one of the biggest mistakes people make. Rather than focusing on whom they want to be and what they want to do, many people live their lives more concerned about how they look to others. Deep down inside you know that you can achieve great things and becoming a genuine star, whatever your areas of passion and expertise. You need to become who you want to be in both your life and your career. Take charge, build confidence in yourself, and be exactly the person you should and need to be
The following are some that has helped me:
Business networking is the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other business people and potential clients and/or customers. The primary purpose of business networking is to find out about other businesses and how you could help them in your network or your business and hopefully developing a relationship with a new client, or develop over time, as in learning a new business skill.
“It should be your goal not to meet the most people as possible, but to understand who else is connected to whom and what the rest of the network looks like.” –David Burkus
Few networking facts:
- 60% success rate depends on talking to people you know!
As I was talking to a friend of mine about training and educating people for changes she reminded me the difference between attitude and behavior. Here is T.C.’s quote “You can change behavior but not the attitude”.
She is right, here is Oxford dictionary’s definition for:
- Attitude: A settled way of thinking or feeling about something.
- Behavior: The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others.
Having said that, we need to reflect on what we do or can do (Outward expression) versus what we really think or feel (Mindset).Attitude: A settled way of thinking or feeling about something.
We use this expression to tell if a particular situation could be a cause for Optimism (half full) or Pessimism (half empty)
Shakespeare put it this way when he said “there is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so”
We can also say the glass is there. I think the people that think that way are more detail orientated and follow Joseph Rudyard Kipling (An English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist) philosophy ‘I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew) their names are what, Why, When, How and Where and Who’
- What is in the glass?
- Why the glass is here?
Accomplishments are skills and performance one takes to succeed on resolving challenges.
Another word quantifiable measure used to evaluate the success of an organization, employee, etc.to show improvements and delivery times have been reduced and high performance.
The elements of accomplishment should be Brief, Specific, Crystal clear, How (Challenge, Action, Result)
Powerful accomplishments include three elements:
- Active, action verbs.
- What you personally or company as a team did.
- Benefit of what was done.
- The boss drives people; the leader coaches them.
- The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will.
- The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm.
- The boss says ‘I’; the leader says ‘we.’
- The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown.
- The boss says ‘go’; the leader says ‘let’s go!'”
–H. Gordon Selfridge (American-British retail magnate)
Yes But-er – They kill companies, even entire industries.
- The yes but-ers have all the answers.
- Yes but we’re different.
- Yes but we can’t afford it.
- Yes but our business doesn’t need it.
- Yes but we couldn’t sell it to our workforce.
- Yes but we can’t explain it to our shareholders.
- Yes but let’s wait and see.
- All the answers. All the wrong answers.
- The yes but-ers have all the answers.
Why not-ers move Companies
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following Statement- ‘My purpose is to __________ today.’
- The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
- Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
- Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
- Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
- The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
- The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
- The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
- The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
- A competent accountant could expect to earn $ 2000 per year.
- A dentist $ 2,500 per year.
- A veterinarian between $ 1,500 and $ 4,000 per year.