okay, so here’s a real quick one to get you on track to success. We’re going to be focussing on four small, easy skills that you need up work on and master in order to increase your overall success. There are so many things that professional’s say that you need to do, but through our research, we’ve come up with four vital points that we frequently came across.
1. Be Positive.
In your little world, are you prone to being positive or negative? It’s important that you focus on the positives that are around you… let’s put it this way: are you a ‘glass-half-empty’, or ‘glass-half-full’ type of person? You’ve got to begin to see the glass half full and see the positive side of any situation. In saying this, you’re allowed to acknowledge the negatives, but don’t dwell on them, make them work for you, learn from them, grow from them.
Tip: ‘Failure is just success in disguise’ is such a great little quote to stick in the back of your mind, because it reminds you that even though there was a negative outcome, you’re going to grow from it, get up and try again, and next time you’ll do better to succeed, which is the positive attitude that you have to have to be a success.
2. Listen to Others
It’s easy to look someone dead in the eye and not hear a word they say, isn’t it? You’ve got to get out of that habit, start learning from people, listen to podcasts, YouTube videos… ask questions! If you’re just starting out, of you’ve been in your position for a while now, it’s super important to listen to those around you, in the same niche as you, in different niches… You will never stop learning, and the best way to do that is to take notes from your peers – see what’s happening in their world,
what’s working for them and modify those outcomes to set yourself goals to work towards.
3. Practice More Than You Preach
If you’re singing to the choir about getting their 8 glasses of water in a day, as well as eating a healthy diet, exercising and maximising their work-ethic and all you’re doing is sitting behind a computer screen eating some potato chips and drinking Coca-Cola then you’re really not all that inspiring. Same goes for any business/employer/employee in and field… How many times have you
had a colleague try to tell you how to do your job when they’re the worst employee on the staff list? Don’t be that person. But do listen to that colleague, they’re telling you how to do it wrong – therefore you know how to avoid getting the sack.
Be humble in your success – if people ask you about how you came about to do what you do, tell them the bad before the good, tell them that it was a lot of hard work, heartbreak and rebuilding before you got to where you are, but you’re grateful every day for those hardships.
4. Communicate Effectively
No one likes a bad communicator, let’s just put it right out there. If you can’t communicate effectively and efficiently, not only will you struggle to get your point across, and as a result, won’t be as successful. If this is something that you know that you struggle with then you need to focus super hard on it. Bad speller? Bad grammar and punctuation? Teach yourself how to do both of these. It’s simple enough, there are heaps of Apps that can help you, as well as a site called Grammarly – it is
absolutely fantastic for the two above issues – in which it edits your work better than what and Word document can, and gives you the best explanation about why it wants to change your work. Also, don’t forget to be an open communicator – make yourself available to be spoken to; create a good vibe and atmosphere so that people don’t feel intimidated to speak to you
Overall, it’s important to check in on your success and come back to these points to compare notes and modify your behaviour. Keep it up a novice, you’ll be there in no time!!