What and who are you thankful for?
Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for, and who are you saying thanks too?
Yes it’s that time again. Time for turkey, stuffing, all the fixings, and let’s not forget - football! We know we’re supposed to be thankful, but for what, and are we really giving thanks to anything or anyone?
What I see is, most not all and hopefully not you, have lost the meaning of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is not about the turkey and feast, it’s not about football, and it’s definitely not about preparing for Black Friday sales (don’t get me started). Sure those are all apart of the Thanksgiving holiday, but they are not what giving thanks is all about.
Thanksgiving, and this holiday time of year for that matter, must include giving genuine thanks and gratitude for all the blessings in your life. What and whom are you privileged to have in your life? Is your health something to be thankful for, how about your family and friends, what about having a roof over your head, and what about your customers and clients? Don’t they deserve a little thanks and gratitude, with no strings attached, other than the times of year where you ask them for money?
Saying thank you, or giving genuine gratitude seems to be more and more rare as time goes on. We get so caught up in the day-to-day demands that we’ve forgotten what’s truly important and whom has helped shape us to become who we are.
So here’s my advice; make a list of everything, every blessing and everyone in your life who’s had any impact at all on you and express gratitude. After you’ve done that for your personal life, do it for your professional relationships. Let people know just how grateful you are for them, let them know you want nothing in return, and then commit to them too go above and beyond and deliver even more of yourself in 2014 and beyond. You’ll definitely stand out and you’ll definitely receive their gratitude and thanks.
Enjoy your turkey and feast, enjoy the football, enjoy your loved ones, and even have fun on Black Friday if you must, but do not miss the real meaning of this and the holiday season. Express your gratitude. It’ll fill you up like no feast or drink or toy ever could.
I wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
No one’s life is perfect, and in fact most lives are riddled with problems. Some of these problems have external forces that cause them and some of the problems we bring on ourselves. Have you ever just been so overwhelmed you wanted to throw your hands up and give up? What do you do?
These are great questions because most don’t have a strategy or strategies to deal with the overwhelm of problems that life inevitably throws your way. One thing is for sure, whenever you hear someone tell you not to give up, and then give you any number of redundant quotes as to why, it really does nothing to help you.
Come on, you know those quotes, and may even be guilty of using them yourself - the night is darkest just before the dawn, you only have to get up one more time, when one door closes another one opens, or success lays just one step beyond your failure. While these may all be true, they presuppose you have the emotional game plan to keep pushing.
So what can you do? Is there an emotional game plan or strategy to help you persist through what feels like overwhelming pain at times? Absolutely! Here are 5 steps you can take to keep causing yourself to push forward and feel a whole lot less pain:
When you’re ready to give up, breathe and follow the five steps. You’re not alone, and yes, your success is just in front of you. It’s time to open your eyes see it, and go get it.
The 9 Essential Emotional Skills necessary to succeed in Sales or as an Entrepreneur
No matter what your chosen profession, there are necessary skills that you absolutely must posses or you are guaranteed to fail. Sales and entrepreneurship are two very intertwined professions.
Sure sales is more concrete than the idea of being an entrepreneur, but salespeople are by nature entrepreneurs. They run their own businesses, and they have significantly more autonomy over their success than any other profession. In sales and entrepreneurship there are 9 emotional skills that are absolutely necessary to succeed.
Fail at, neglect, or ignore any one of them, and your success becomes infinitely more challenging. These really are emotional laws to succeed as an entrepreneur or in sales. Here are the 9, and what you need to understand about them:
So there you have it, the 9 essential emotional laws absolutely necessary to succeed in sales or as an entrepreneur. There either apart of you or they aren’t. They can be learned, and the moment you abuse any of them, failure is sure to follow. Live them and success is sure to thrive.
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