Use this to help you command a room…
Perception is reality. How you carry yourself, how you communicate, and your appearance can speak volumes to others. Dress for the job you want. Make sure the signals you send align with your goals. Inspire confidence in both your team and peers. Signal to others that you are capable of great things, use your demeanor and actions to confirm it. Leave everyone you meet with the impression that you are a person worthy of respect.
Use this when you want to promote yourself…
Personal Branding is how you want others to perceive you and the services you offer. It is your reputation. Creating and then cultivating a personal brand is one of the most important things you can do in your career or with your company. This is your opportunity to control the narrative about you and make sure the message you send is congruent with your values and the direction you want to go.
Use this to kickstart growth in your business…
Business Development is first and foremost, about goal setting, strategic planning, and hard work. Goal setting is a must! Business Development is a forward-looking strategic activity that requires efficient planning, attention to detail, and maybe most of all, discipline. There is no substitute for hard work and hustle. Do what your competitors won’t; out work them, use strategic relationships, and never stop selling. Know when to walk away from a toxic customer.
Use this to help you read the room…
Strengthen your leadership skills through your connection with others. Learn to manage your emotions and influence those around you by recognizing different feelings as they come (your own and in others). Evaluate the environment around you and adapt accordingly. Emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened through practice.
WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON'T GET YOU THERE
Use this to avoid common pitfalls…
The wisdom of Marshall Goldsmith can help all of us be better human beings. In a quick summary, this list of 20 bad habits can help save you from yourself. Lesson 1 would probably go something like this… Listen more, talk less. Treat others with respect. Save your judgment and excuses because most people will not appreciate either and both will damage your credibility. Finally, express gratitude and empathy in every opportunity you have to connect with others.
Use this when you need a power boost…
If you want to be a boss, you have to act like a boss! Utilizing power to get things done is like a muscle that has to be exercised, the more you use it the more natural it will feel, and the more confident you will become. You are what you think you are, so think highly of yourself.
Use this when you have hit a wall…
Burnout can creep up when you least expect it. Set and use boundaries between your personal life and your professional life. Build your resilience by pursuing more time with family, friends, and faith. Use your time away from work purposefully to rest and recharge (keep a healthy routine of exercise, good nutrition, and sleep to counteract feelings of burnout). Take time to identify what really matters to you and recognize when stress or work obligations keep you from those things you value.
Use this if you are having trouble delegating…
The ability to delegate is necessary as your business grows, you can’t do everything. When
delegating a responsibility consider the skill of the person (Can they do the job?), the timeframe (Will they be able to complete the job on time?), and the expected outcome (Are they capable of performing up to/at least 70% of my ability on the particular job?). Utilize feedback on performance after the job is complete to grow and develop your employee.
Use this when you are having trouble being productive…
Personal Productivity is about being intentional with how you spend your time. Prioritize what you think is important and adds value, then work on those things first. The inverse is true too! Do not waste time, energy, and effort on things that are not important even if they seem urgent in the moment. Say no to projects that don’t support your vision.
Use this when you want to envision future success and create a plan to get there…
It can be difficult to set future goals without a reference point for progress. It is important to realize where you are currently on your personal and professional journey before you advance. Next, try to identify what victory and prosperity looks like for you, your team, and your organization. This process will prepare your mind for achievement in the coming year. Your mind can more easily persevere and eventually triumph when it can see the finish line of the race laid out before you. Fix your eyes on the prize and see the change you want to become. Accomplishment awaits!
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