"Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change." -Wayne Dyer
Positive attitudes is what make’s the world go round, there in that one sentence is an extremely powerful secret for life improvements on all levels… including the level of business.
As consultant Alan Weiss quoted: "The first sale is always to yourself…"
If you cannot make that first sale, how are you going to make any others? But wait, before we even answer that question, riddle me this: What is this that we are even "selling" to ourselves?
Well, what you’re selling to yourself is clarity about what you do, for whom you do it, and why your unique approach to that doing makes you far more valuable for certain clients.
You do this, you don’t do that. You work with these folks, you don’t work with these folks. You stand for X, you stand for Y and the unique way you achieve Z is something that sets you apart from every other choice your client has.
If you’re out there wondering what the next step is, that’s not a problem, it ‘s more often a symptom of a problem, which is a lack of clarity.
When you have this type of clarity, these "next steps" tend to appear with much less effort.
You could say that along with this clarity should come a commitment. A commitment to the clarity you’ve defined. When you are committed, decisions become easier.
Act on your own initiative, but be prepared to assume full responsibility for your acts.
One of the primary differences between those who achieve greatness in their lives and those who manage only to “get by” is that successful people learned early in life that they were responsible for their own actions. No other person can make you successful or keep you from achieving your goals. Taking the initiative means assuming a leadership role, a position that singles you out for praise — and for criticism. The good leader is the one who shares the credit for success with others and assumes full responsibility for failures or temporary setbacks. When you accept responsibility for your actions, you gain the respect of others and are well on the way to creating your own future. – Napoleon Hill
Do I buy this advert? Do I market over there? Do I work with this client?
These can all be difficult questions if you aren’t clear on what you’re about and for whom. With that clarity, these decisions can be made in a blink.
It’s all about clarity and direction. Do you have it? Do you know where it’s hiding for you?
For most service providers, it’s hiding right in front of your face. But due to your training, you just can’t see it.
But finding it is work worth doing. When you find that thing that sets you apart, the way you look at yourself CHANGES. And just like Wayne Dyer says, that act of changing the way you look at you actually CHANGES you. Something to think about, do you not agree? The funny thing is this: while we as individuals cannot always see this for ourselves; we always seem to be able to see this for others. It takes time to think about it and agree with some honesty.
The best recommendation is the one you give yourself by rendering superior service — with the right mental attitude.
What others think of you is important, as long as it coincides with what you think of yourself. If you are recognized by others as a positive person who always makes an important contribution, you will be in demand, for there are never enough such people in any organization. Your co-workers will value you, your customers will appreciate you, and your boss will recognize and reward you if you stick with it. You may not become an overnight success, but neither will you fail instantly and permanently. Make it a habit to go the extra mile with a Positive Mental Attitude. – Napoleon Hill
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Life is The Sum of All Our Choices – Albert Camus