Today’s Tip – Looking Inward!; Yes, yes you can!!! –
Every week we talk about the business side to our lives. We may mention internal things like believing in yourself, having faith in your abilities, but we don’t usually delve to deeply into it. Your perception of yourself, your sense of self-worth is a very important part of whether you succeed or not. Being comfortable with yourself is the first step in being able to put yourself out there to make things happen.
Most people look to others to provide them with a sense of self. If others think rightly of them, they tend to think well of themselves. We look to our parents when we are kids then teachers and friends. Later, we look to our boss’s and significant others to help re-enforce our sense of self-worth. Some people go beyond that and are able decide for themselves what they are worth. Others still influence that but it’s mostly internal. If you think about this, you can see what I mean. Do you know people like this? You may think they are puffed up, full of themselves and even obnoxious. From your point of view, they are, from their point of view they are simply themselves, and comfortable with it. That’s what makes them successful, their own opinion of and comfort with themselves.
We are going to break this down to emotional needs, physical, spiritual and personal. While looking at these areas, there are two big things you need to remember the fist is you have to be decisive. You need to choose and then act upon that choice. Keep in mind not choosing is a choice as well. Sometimes your choices may be limited, ugly and unwanted you still need to choose. Deciding to stay the course is a choice too after looking at all the information in any given situation often the status-quota is the right choice. You could make the wrong choice, but as long as you learn from it, you made progress. The second thing is to remember to challenge yourself. This doesn’t mean pushing yourself to the breaking point. It means feeling satisfied in what you have achieved. Even small steps will get you where you want to go, celebrate them. Say yes to new ideas and opportunities, things you wouldn’t normally try or involve yourself in, and you have challenged yourself and your own idea of what you can do. Taking yourself out of your normal day to day helps you to be more open to other things you wouldn’t normally try, that’s a challenge.
This week we will be discussing some ways for you to help yourselves internally rather than externally. We have given you action plans, goal sheets, networking and marketing tips and even some sage advice on how to get a pet monkey. This week is going to be about YOU!
Deadly Nights (Band)