Success can show up or come in any shape, color, style or fashion. The key is to know how to achieve success consistently. Check out the broadcast below on my 13 Tips for Career and Business Success.
Everyone defines the success qualities of an entrepreneur differently. Are they creative, confident, driven or just plain insane? They may be a little of all of them. But what I have found are seven things that successful entrepreneurs live by or consistently strive to achieve on a consistent basis.
Here’s the seven things they all have in common:
1. They take 100 percent responsibility for your life.
2. They live life “on purpose.”
3. They are willing to pay the price.
4. They stay focused.
5. They become an expert in their industry.
6. They have a well thought-out plan of action.
7. They never give up.
How does your list compare to their list – What are you doing to achieve your business success.
Poor nutrition can be as worrisome and draining as the wrong diet. If you’re constantly dragging, always tired or unable to get enough sleep, you may just be suffering from a nutritional deficiency.
When you suffer from nutritional deficiency or you are not in the best of health, it does affect your career, business and life.
Sometimes, in order to improve your overall health, can be as simple as recognizing the symptoms of nutritional imbalance and then taking the steps to correct the imbalance.
In my upcoming book, I share many of my secrets that led to my losing 55 pounds (yes I dropped 4 dress sizes). Here is where you can start:
1. Clear your house of all junk. Get rid of those temptations! Remove all sugary and high-fat snacks from your cupboards (at home) and desk drawer (at work).
2. Eat a good balance of essential nutrients. Don’t forget to take a good vitamin on a daily basis.
3. Hydrate yourself – it is essential. If you feel like you are dry as a bone, then you probably are. Remember we don’t get all our nutrients from food alone, water is essential.
4. Avoid stimulants. There’s no doubt that stimulants perk you up, but they do it in a way that requires payment later.
5. Limit alcohol consumption. The occasional glass of wine with dinner does not hurt. Too much of any one time can negatively impact your energy level for a day or sometimes longer.
6. If possible cut back or stop smoking!
7. Replace your favorite foods with metabolism-boosting substitutes (water, grapefruit, oatmeal, broccoli, green tea, hot peppers, low-fat dairy, lean meats and high-fiber foods).
Remember too much sugar can activate your appetite instead of control it. Try an egg-white omelet in the morning instead of cereal, or a protein shake in the afternoon instead of a bag of potato chips.
Your body needs certain food and nutrients for repair, growth, and energy. If you’re not getting all you need, you’ll eventually end up run down. So learn to overcome stimulants, sugar and make water your new best friend. I promise, it will lead to success in career, business and life.
I recently read a great article by John C. Maxwell. He said that he hoped all of us would make a commitment to spend more time doing the things that give us the most joy.
I truly believe that it is equally as important to do those things that allow us to take better care of ourselves.
Throughout my new book, Fit, Fine & Fabulous in Career Business and Life (pre order), I discuss those things that are crucial to career and business success and how to take better care you.
I have found that the more we take care of ourselves the better we are able to achieve success in our career and business.
Below is the broadcast from the Achieve to Succeed segment: It is Time To Take Care Of You For Career and Business Success. It is worth listening to – great tips!
Oh, before I forget, here is Mr. Maxwell’s list of those things that give you the most joy:
- Develop your life’s philosophy. What is your overall vision and attitude about your life? Know what you believe in, what you would die for and which things are optional.
- Get physically fit. Early in life people give up their health to gain wealth. Later in life people give up their wealth to regain their health.
- Learn your trade. I have discovered there are basically three steps in life: learn, earn, and return. Through your life you will have many opportunities to learn and earn. But be sure to give back more than you receive.
- Pay the price. There is no success without sacrifice. If we succeed without sacrifice, it is because someone who went before us paid the price. If you sacrifice and don’t see success, then someone who follows will reap the success.
- Develop solid relationships. Life’s greatest experiences involve people.
- Prepare for the future. Next to my relationship with God and family, having options are my most precious commodities. Live your life in such a way that you have options now as well as later.
- Find purpose in your life. Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to your maximum potential and sowing seeds that benefit others.
By combining the tips from: It Is Time To Take Care Of You For Career and Business Success segment along with these tips from Mr. Maxwell – you can definitely fast track your career, business and life. After all – Success is Caring For You & Doing The Things That Give You The Most Joy!
I had the opportunity to interview Christine Glasco, Career and Executive Coach, on my Achieve to Succeed Blog Talk Radio Show. The topic: Why Do You Need to Reinvent Your Career? You can listen to the full broadcast below.
Here is one of Christine’s recent blogs relating to career reinvention:
Did you end last year…
- Concerned about the fiscal cliff?
- Afraid to look for another job opportunity for fear of leaving a (more or less) stable role?
- Tired of the politics in your current organization?
- Unhappy with your jerk boss?
- Wondering if it was time to start a business or change organizations?
- Realizing that you will not receive the promotion you deserve?
- Concerned that your skills are underutilized?
- Wondering one more time when are you going to find the time to work on a job or career change?
If you recognize yourself in one or more of these scenarios, much like a residence that has too few closets, too many unused rooms or outdated décor – you might need to RENOVATE your current role in order to transform your career.
When you start the debate of whether to make a change in your living situation, first you look at the cost/benefit ratio of making a move or staying in your current dwelling. Next you make the decision: to find a new home that better meets your needs or RENOVATE your current dwelling to bring it up to your newly-realized standards.
Sometimes it’s a no-brainer: take advantage of low interest rates, high inventory levels and – move!
Other times, for whatever reasons, you use your imagination and develop a vision of what the old dwelling could become if you applied a little patience, paint, elbow grease, design and – stay!
So, take the formula for staying in or leaving your current home and apply it to your career. You can make a move – but – sometimes it will do more for you, your team, your organization and your long-term career if you stay.
When you decide to stay, it is important that you fall in love with your current role to transform your career. In other words, forget the negatives and take responsibility for making the changes that will make your current role work for you.
One of the best ways to RENOVATE your current role is to not sweep the problems under the rug (so to speak). Here’s how: take a critical look and list what works/what doesn’t; analyze your current needs; consider your future ‘must haves’; develop a plan; implement your plan, then compare the before and after effects of the renovation.
Current Role Assessment
What is working? Sometimes, we forget to identify what is good because we are overwhelmed with the bad, or what is working well when all we feel is dissatisfied or unhappy. Focus on the positive.
What is not working and why is it not working? What can you do to repair, redo, update and RENOVATE this area and transform your career to get more from and give more to your current job.
What do I truly enjoy about this role? Very rarely does anyone say to me: “I like nothing about my current role.” So, consider the positive parts of the role and if possible, shift your thoughts, emphasis and results to these positive accountabilities.
What organizational aspects: leadership, mission, current team, culture, customer base, technology or innovations appeal to you on a personal level? Sometimes it is important to look at the bigger picture and consider larger facets or traits of the organization that first attracted you. Are there redeeming factors that made you join this employer in the first place and are those redeeming factors keeping you on this job?
What organizational issues, problems or constraints are negatively impacting you? Here’s the key: you can keep playing the “Ain’t it awful game” or you can ‘triage’ your situation and decide what to RENOVATE first.
Do you need to tear it down completely (change employers) or can you begin to rebuild the positive? Can you provide feedback to the boss about his/her behaviors that create chaos? Can you provide the alignment messaging that the rest of the team needs in the absence of top management communications? Should you volunteer to take on a project that no one else wants to handle?
“…You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.” [Eldridge Cleaver, 1968].
When all is said and done, you can fall in love with your current role and transform your career!
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