Date Archives September 2018

How To Expand Leadership Skills to be Successful in Business?

If you want to be successful in business you need to know that good leadership skills are not an option, they are a necessity. To really develop the leadership skills you need to, mold your brain and thinking in a way that can handle people or situations effectively.

How do you react when heading towards failure? Angry? Upset? Runaway? This is one of the first things you need to address and work on; to develop the way you deal with impending failure is a big step towards becoming a successful leader.

To be successful you need to ignore the word failure, instead, focus on what went wrong and learn from it. Just like Morihei Ueshiba says: “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something”. Life is one big learning curve and the more you do, the more you will learn. So if you want to be a great leader then you need to change the way you look at failure. Do not run away or blame other people when things go wrong, stand up, admit what went wrong, learn from it and then tell everyone how you re going to rectify or avoid it next time.

Self-control is a vital skill you need to develop and in business, it rules supreme over other skills. If you don t have any self-control, then you shouldn’t be in business, it just won’t work, its like chalk, and cheese. If you are unable to control yourself then how are you expected to deal with other employees and customers?

Setting high standards for yourself is very important for great leaders; you need to be constantly pushing yourself to do better. Money is obviously nice to have, but at this stage, integrity is worth a lot more to you and your business. Sticking by your guns is very important and compromising your standard is a definite no-no. It would be a disservice to lower the quality of your product just so you can raise your profits because, in the end, quality is what will bring customers coming back for more.

Looks aren’t everything but you must at least dress smartly and appears professional, even if you do enjoy a little bit of toilet humor every now and again! If you want to lead people then they need to be able to look up to you, you need to have a good personality with plenty of charisma and charm, people need to be listening to you when you speak.

Keep yourself upbeat and positive, when you are facing criticism try to keep your facial expression confident and speak slowly and calmly back.

Your communication skills are very important, if you have something significant to say, you don t want to get tongue-tied. You want to be able to convey exactly what you want in the best and shortest way possible. The link between a great communicator and great leader is vital and cannot be underestimated.

To be a great leader you need to have many skills, the most important being: the ability to move on from failures and learn from them, have great self control with the ability to manage others, having high standards and goals and to always be aiming higher, appear professional with a good personality and have fantastic communication skills.

Entrepreneurial Success Mindset: Be Grateful

There is nothing like achieving the success you want to make you grateful, but eventually, the newness wears off and you forget to be grateful. There are so many opportunities to be grateful each and every day and so many reasons to do so. For one thing, people around you will be happier and much more willing to spend time with you. You’ll also be happier yourself and have a more positive attitude. You’ll also find that everyone is more willing to help you when they know that you’re grateful for everything that you have and everything that you receive.

People Who Feel Entitled

You have probably encountered people who feel entitled. They somehow believe that they deserve to have success without working for it, even though all of the other successful people in the world have had to work their butts off to get where they are. These people are always negative, they whine and complain about any work that they have to do and believe that the world should be handed to them on a silver platter. If you are one of these people, stop! If you just know people like that make sure you avoid ever falling into that trap because it is a pit of negativity that is very difficult to crawl out of.

Be Grateful for Your Opportunities

Be thankful for the opportunities that you have. If you live in a developed country, think of all the people around the world who don’t have the opportunities that you have. Think of people who not only don’t have access to the Internet and the ability to start their own business online, but they don’t even have access to clean water or electricity. The opportunity to build a business and achieve that much success is nothing to be scoffed at. If you have that opportunity, you are a very lucky person and you should be grateful for it.

Also, you should be grateful for the teachers that you have in the information that you’re able to acquire, from the Internet or whatever sources you are using. You should be grateful for the teachers that you have, that they have the knowledge to teach and that they are willing to teach you.

There actually are successful people out there who don’t subscribe to this particular thought model, instead of taking the approach that the more people they shared the secret of their success with, the more competition there will be, which will apparently somehow devalue their own success, even if it’s not the same industry. However, most successful people are really grateful for those who help them get where they are today.

You’ve probably heard of Tony Robbins. Tony is a motivational speaker, author, and a very successful individual. Even with as much success as he’s had, and all the things that he has done to create this environment for himself, he is still immensely grateful to the people who helped him get where he is today. In a recent interview with success.com Robbins said that he is still grateful to his earliest mentor, a man named Jim Rohn, who motivated Tony Robbins when he was very young.

Follow Tony’s example and be grateful because there are benefits; not only the ones mentioned in the first paragraph of this chapter but also some pretty amazing benefits for your business itself. Science can’t seem to find a metric to measure, but people that are grateful for all the opportunities that they had and all of the people who have helped them, are more likely to be successful than those who are not, and are usually several times more successful.

Practice Being Grateful until You Get it Perfect

It’s okay if you don’t feel that you’re at the point where you can be very grateful. Like anything else, being grateful takes practice. You might actually have to think hard about what you have to be grateful for when it comes to your online business, or you may have to wait until you actually do have something to be grateful for. The point is, start changing the way that you think. This grateful attitude goes along with everything else in this book. You are just being grateful because you should, you’re being grateful because it changes you as a person; it makes you a better person and it magnifies your success.

Start a Gratitude Journal

One of the things that you can do to become better at being grateful is to start a gratitude journal. A gratitude journal is when you sit down at the end of the day and write down some of the things that you’re grateful for. You can use your computer, you can use a piece of paper and a pen or even a smartphone app if you prefer. Just as long as you spend a little time each day thinking about what you have to be thankful for, writing it down and using it to further your success.

Ways That You Can Show Your Gratitude

One of the things that you can do to give back is used whatever assets that you have gained from being successful to help someone else. If you’re a salesperson, and you’re getting your first commission check, if you can afford it donated 10% to charity, or take it down to your local people in need to help buy groceries or even outsource some of the things that you need for your business so that other people can make money too.

If you can show the world that you’re grateful, the world will keep giving you opportunities and information to help you be successful. It sounds very silly, like some sort of new age philosophy, but it truly is the way this thing works and if you talk to anyone who has achieved a decent level of success they will tell you that positive attitude, gratefulness and a willingness to learn are all keys to success.