“When Building anything in life from the homes we live in to the relationships we have, it is imperative to have a solid foundation to withstand any trials so that we will be able to grow stronger.” -Tina Harbert, Business Partner, Eagles Point Marketing, Inc.
So many people in life want to know the secret of how to become more successful. How can we do better? Well, here are a few tips I have to set that foundation to success!
What’s the thing that holds you back the most? Fear! You need to let go of that fear. There is going to be fear in everything that we do, it’s the nature of life. Life is always either moving forward, growing or dying. So, we have the choice to either push forward and grow or let that fear take us over and die. Failure is inevitable and necessary so that we can learn from it and do better! Face your fears and you can do anything.
Never Stop Learning
There is always something new to learn in life, no matter how small or little you might think it is. If we fail to learn, we fail to grow. There are so many different opportunities in life to learn something so take those opportunities and flourish! To be a good student is to be a great leader which takes me to my next tip!
“The best student needs the best teacher, find that first.” – Brian Holt, CEO, Balanced Action Marketing Firm, Inc.
Be A Great Leader
Before we can become great leaders, we need to be able to be a great student or “sponge” and soak up all the knowledge and tools given to us by others so that WE can use it. Having good leadership skills is going to be a huge foundation to success. Not only do we want to lead by teaching but we want to lead by example, making it clear what our values are and that we live by them. Our values and behavior will be watched as a leader so we need to make sure that there aren’t any inconsistencies that will ruin our effectiveness. Personal complicity and double standards are the nails in the coffin of our ability to lead. A good leader will lead quietly and subtly, from the rear, without fuss, without fanfare. In the words of the Tao Te Ching,
‘A good soldier does not inspire fear;
A good fighter does not display aggression;
A good conqueror does not engage in battle;
A good leader does not exercise authority.
This is the value of unimportance;
This is how to win the cooperation of others;
This is how to build the same harmony that is in nature.’
Be Your Power
Take responsibility, you have the power to choose your experience so it’s up to you to take charge. What you do is going to affect your success, take accountability for your actions, your mindset, your behavior and do better.
“The key to finding success is finding your passion in that task you are embracing and then attacking it with an unwavering vigor!!” Kevin Braden, Business Partner, Next Generation Marketing, Inc.