Being a team takes effort. Being overly sensitive hinders a good team. We need emotional intelligence. Sometimes we have to give each other a pass. Team work requires patience and understanding. We need to develop the ability to sense and understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity.
From my weekly business meeting.
Don’t be upset for the result you didn’t get because you didn’t do the work for it. Pretty simple.
“Fight with your strength, not with an other’s weakness because true success lies in your effort, not in an other’s defeat.” – unknown
Marrying the Right Person Makes You More Successful
Marry for love… and if you’re lucky, you might get a lot more.
We will never always be motivated. We have to learn to be disciplined. I heard in a spiritual talk many years ago that action breeds motivation and motivation moves us to action. They work with each other. That has proven true over the years in almost every aspect of my life, including my home business.
We have two ears and one mouth. When we use them in that proportion, our interactions with people are much better quality. Did you know that CEO’s now are hiring specialists to teach what is becoming a lost art — the art of listening.
Action Changes Things. ACT!
To become ‘interesting’ you must become ‘interested’. Talk less, listen more. Don’t ‘fake’ interest, ‘take’ interest. — Don Carmont
From my weekly business call.
One of the happiest moments is when you feel the courage to let go of what you can’t change. We tend to hang on long after someone has stopped engaging, rather than meet them where they stand. We all need to be willing to “bless and release”. Trying to do things for others that they need to do for themselves is just trying to give them a crutch that doesn’t work. We think we’re helping, but we’re not, because they’re not learning to do it themselves.
This is from my Monday business call. It’s amazing how much these things apply to so many different aspects of our lives, not just our businesses where we are mentoring and coaching people, and helping them to find ways to a better lifestyle.
Success is when opportunity meets preparedness.
Keep the momentum. Prepare for activity. Time slips away so fast. Can you believe it’s already the first week of May!
“The trouble is, you think you have time.” — Buddha
Let’s start where we stand. Let’s accept where we are right now and be grateful. Simply take a step; accept. Repeat. That’s what progress is.
From my weekly business meeting.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Just like iron sharpens iron, we need to talk with one another. When we express our wants and needs in a respectful way, and listen the same way, it fosters respect and trust among work mates, team mates, friends and family.
What makes people happy is doing what you said you would do. Especially what you promise yourself. From my weekly business meeting earlier this month.
Listen from the heart, not just with our ears. When we do that, we’re not thinking of what we’re going to say while the other person is still talking. It helps us understand each other better and helps our relationships with our customers, team members and work mates, and friends and family members as well.
There is a universal principal that says we reap what we sow. So, doing the activities everyday that bring the results we want is important, such as changing our eating habits, starting an exercise routine, making calls for our home business, reading a positive spiritual or motivating quote and meditating on it, etc. Start small, with one or two things, but do them consistently, every day. All things starts small. Remember when we put the seed in the ground, water it gently everyday, then be patient for it to sprout.
No one has a bad story; so don’t be afraid to tell yours.
We all have a story to tell about why we did something or stopped doing something and how it helped us. When we share our experiences with others when we are telling them about what we do, we are building trust. Whether we are telling them about the benefits of working from the luxury of our own homes, our products, helping the environment, earning extra money, boosting our immune systems, why our service will help – whatever it is, we can share our experiences in a positive way. People relate to another person’s experiences. That’s our ‘why’. ‘Why’ we started doing something, and ‘why’ we stopped doing something. Let’s try to put away the fear of telling our own story, or the story of someone else, that was encouraging.
When we are trying to change old habits, we have constant set-backs. It’s true. When that happens, it’s good to think about the stories we have heard, the experiences of others who succeeded in overcoming the same thing. How did they put one habit (good) in the place of another habit (bad). It could be trying to lose weight (starting new habit – eating plain popcorn at 7:00 pm; stopping old habit – eating chocolate cake and ice cream at 10:00 pm), starting a vitamin regimen (starting new habit – first thing in the morning, drink a cup of tea with toast and take vitamins; stopping old habit – drinking a soda first thing in the morning), reducing alcohol intake (starting new habit – drink two drinks and go for a walk; stopping old habit – drinking three drinks), shopping online (starting new habit – join an online shopping program and learn to shop there; stopping old habit – buying the same products), etc., etc., etc. Whatever it is, replace one habit for another habit. These are just examples. Everybody is different, has different habits and different goals. The point is, start replacing a bad habit with a good one and note the benefits. “Action repeated can form new brain patterns.”, says a quote in Awake Magazine, May 22, 1992, pages 8-12 in the article ‘Help for Adult Children of Alcoholics‘
After you have established your new habit, or even while you are in the process of doing that, relate your experiences. You’ll tell that experience over and over again as you encourage others to change an old habit.
While you are relating your experiences, don’t forget the ‘why’. “I wanted to lose some weight because I wanted to be two sizes smaller”; “I started taking vitamins because I was getting sick”; “I reduced my alcohol intake because I was drinking too much and it was affecting my life”; “I joined an online shopping program because the products are better quality and less expensive than the ones I was buying at the store.” Whatever the reason, it is YOUR ‘why’. Share it.
Let’s live our lives on purpose. Let’s know the reasons we do things and the reasons we want things. That becomes the “why” of how we live our lives. When we do this, it helps us to think more clearly about our everyday activities and the roads we take. Our everyday activities are what begin to lay the foundation of our future. Within a decision to start a business that we can do working from the luxury of our own home, change our eating habits to become healthier, change our shopping habits to save money or help the environment, change our reading habits to become a more spiritual person (the list could go on and on, for instance, drinking, cleaning, talking) — within each decision we make, there is a reason (why). Whatever the decision is, it will take some kind of an everyday action to accomplish, so let’s make sure our ‘why’ is strong enough to keep us doing that, because we will need to think about it often. Let’s start today. mlr
Ask Yourself Why
My Grandson, Tyler, posted this picture on his Facebook page, Salution Records.
I just loved it, because it tells about what all of us go through when we are trying accomplish something. He said, “Whether u play for 20 people or 100k people… u still doing it! Ur still putting on!! Everybody gotta start somewhere!” Isn’t that so true? From the view point of our home businesses, what I take from this is no matter who we are talking to, a group of 10, 50, 100 or one-on-one, do your best, do what you do, be who you are. Be respectful and treat everybody with the same respect, dignity and personal interest. Everybody … no matter whether they are in the audience, or on your team, up or down (family especially – but that’s another post). Remember that everybody had to and has to start somewhere, including us, and that’s usually at the beginning – not the end. Have reasonable expectations. Do your homework. Count the cost. Find your direction. Be consistent. Don’t give up. mlr
My name is Martha. I love to network (even with family ). I enjoy sharing posts that encourage us to keep trying. It keeps it human. That is how this article applies to my mentoring business. Mainly I share information and ideas and educate about healthy lifestyles and products, but I also do the same about home business. We never know when an encouraging point will help someone, or vice versa. It’s good for making contacts too (even if it comes from family). It helps people communicate. When people communicate, they make referrals. My website is www.ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com. My phone number is 505-750-7847. My email is marthapmintl@gmail.
Everything moves at the speed of trust. — Stephen Covey
Be informed consumers so you can trust what you are putting on, in and around your bodies, families and homes. Take the time to learn about what you are purchasing.
This is why.
It is so important to allow ourselves to be educated, mentored, taught, coached — whatever you want to call it — regarding the supplements we are putting in our bodies. Check the labels, check the company.
Fall, get up. Fall, get up. No matter what we are dealing with, health problems, family problems, money problems, work problems, we can cope by being persistent in trying to work it out. Work hard for what is important to you (first, find your direction and figure that out) and you will become a master at it, if you don’t give up. If you have started your own journey with a home-based business, the same applies. Don’t give up.
“The greatest gift of human beings, is that we have the power of empathy.” — Meryl Streep
To me, this means (in the context of this post) that we can try to feel what the other person is feeling, whatever the situation is. The power is in us to do that. It could be that they are apprehensive to try a new product or a new way to shop, commit to trying a new business or being coached, or shy about voicing their personal preferences about their nutritional products. Please know, I understand how that feels … I work on it every day. I work on reaching out, and I work on reaching in. Call me at 505-750-7847 and lets talk, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all need networks. Networks are necessary in many aspects of life; our families, our friends, our work. Networks involve other people. We need each other.
In our work, our networks allow us establish association with other people who can help us reach our goals. Not only that, but we can help them reach their goals. We usually represent something bigger than ourselves, and our networks carry that ‘something bigger’ on, even when we can’t. Because we are part of group, a team, focused on a certain goal, a ‘something bigger’, we work together for the same purpose. If one of us, for some reason, can’t accomplish a certain task, someone on our team, in our network, our group, can pick up the ball and run with it for us. They can help us over the hump; get through the difficult time. We have to know each other and trust each other to help each other. That takes time, patience and consistent communication. It takes a track record of trust. Take the time to get to know the people in your network. None of us can do it alone. Very often we need somebody.
Even George Washington realized the importance of a network. It was written about him, “Washington now realized that isolated agents … ran the risk of stultifying their achievements by reason of working on their own. … The best way of removing this risk was by establishing a network.” Anatomy of Spying, Ronald Seth, Dutton,1963. In this case, (though not the same line of work as most of us) the necessity of a ‘network’ was realized and acted upon.
Try to establish personal contact with those in your network on some level daily. Set aside a certain time to do that, and be faithful in doing it regularly. It will pay off in the long run.