So many people struggle to get more friends, to get more business relations. If you want to get more friends and get more business relations the formula is easy. Maybe you want to be better friends with the ones you already have. Maybe you want to have better business relations with the ones you already have.
The secret formula is this:
You will aquire more friends in 2 months being interested in them than you will aquire in two years wanting people to be interested in you.
How many times when people tell you about their weekend or a business deal you respond with relating it to something you did? It might seem simple to do that because it’s natural. We want to tell people about things that happen to us. It’s not natural for as many to listen to people and respond with happiness for them or saying how great it is. People are drawn to those that they feel want to hear about them. Not to those that always have an opinion.
We all have many aspects of our lives. Family, Work, Church, our extra curricular activities, friends, and so many different other areas that give us the chance to be somebody different in every given situation. I know people that are the cursing tyrant type of person at work and then come home and are a loving caring person with the family. I know people that treat the people at work better then they treat their own family. You have the person who is terrible at home, terrible at work, and then is a saint when attending church.
Why do people spend so much time living to please people in different ways? This adds stress and inconsistency that the person even becomes confused who they are. People can be different around certain people that even their own spouse or mother wouldn’t recognize them. Why do you think the phrase “Do you kiss your momma with that mouth?” is so popular. People will say things in one situation they would never say in another. They would say one thing to somebody they would never say to another. We won’t bring up email or text messages. That can bring on a different type of person all together.
What is your Leadership to Management Ratio?
Balancing your Leadership to Management Ratio is an important factor when becoming a better Leader. What makes it very difficult is when you don’t know the difference between the two. Just to clarify the difference lets briefly describe some of the key traits of each:
Leadership: Interest in the Individual, Good Listener, Forward Looking, Visionary, Honest, Mission Driven, Say Thank You, Gives Compliments, Understanding, Goal Oriented, Competent, Influences Teamwork, A Can Do Attitude, Gives Credit Where Credit is Due, Asks Questions Without Giving an Opinion, Provides Motivation, Shares Authority, etc.
Make people feel important. Communicate! You need people who are committed. You will not have commitment without connection and you will not have connection without communication. Talk to people daily!
I work in an industry where the environment and technology is changing all the time. The industry is changing at such a rapid pace that there is no dollar amount or free time available to keep up to date. I’m sure most of you reading this article can relate. A new computer system, a new process, a new service, etc. I’ve been turned down for a promotion or turned down by a client because I did not have the latest and greatest technology. Because of this I pursued the many options of training available to me.
We have been discussing the many services available on the internet
and use of modern technology devices to increase your education and knowledge. Youtube, Kindle, and this week we discuss podcasts.
What is a podcast? A Podcast is a multimedia computer file available on the internet for download. Another definition of a podcasts is an on demand radio or video that has been available on apple devices or apple iTunes. More recently you can now stream podcasts on android devices through services and applications such as pocket casts. Most producers have websites that have online streaming right from the website.
Many people get into blogging because they want to write about something they love. If people start blogging because they feel it will help them get ahead in their business or their industry and don’t love what they do or don’t love what they are blogging about then they might have a surprise coming. If you love your job and you love what you do then blogging is an excellent idea if not one of the best ways to get promoted (achievement and accomplishments are two of the best ways to get promoted). Even a high quality blog on an unrelated topic to your career could be beneficial. You just have to present it in such a way that it puts you over other candidates. A great blog can be one of the best references on a resume or cover letter. If you have a high quality blog and blog about what you love it can even be a conversation piece during an interview.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself before you start blogging.