12 Great Tips for Success in Both Life and Business
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Many wonder what it is that makes successful people ‘successful’. While some believe that the need to be astute in observation and good sense of character was the perfect way to succeed, others felt that material wealth and factors contributed towards success in both, life and business. What studies recently revealed was that your personality is what shapes your life for better or worse .
Here are 12 great tips for success in both life and business :
1. Add Value
You can become wealthy by looking for ways to add value to everything you do. Remember, if everyone is offering the same thing, these factors of the product or service become the basic minimum, or the expected norm in the market. If you want to stand out as a person or as a producer, you have to “plus” whatever you are doing so that your customer perceives you and your offering as being superior to that of your competitors.
You can add value to a product or service by improving the packaging or the design. You can increase its value by simplifying its method of use. Apple Computers transformed the entire world of computers by making them easy to use for the unsophisticated person. One of the claims of many Apple users is that they have never read the instruction books. The programs are so easy to set up and use that they literally explain themselves. Simplicity became an enormous source of added value for Apple, and for countless other companies that have followed the same route.
2. Follow Your Passion
Anything that you want to achieve is going to take time and, most importantly, effort. Time is our most valuable asset and if we are truly invested in something, our efforts and time will be all we have to offer. That is why it is important that we choose a goal that we really enjoy because we must be committed to it.
Nothing comes easy in this world and if we really want something, then we are going to stop at nothing to make it happen. If you find yourself losing interest in particular goal, then it was never meant to be. Finding your passion may be the most difficult part of your life, but once you find it, you will stop at nothing to make your dreams come true.
3. Be Extraordinary
Every now and then we hear about people who are doing extraordinary things. It could be a world leader saving millions of lives, a businessperson revolutionizing an industry, or even the person down the street helping to make life much better for underserved people in the community. When we hear of these extraordinary people, the vast majority of people think, “I could never do that because I’m just an average, ordinary person.”
In reality, we can all be extraordinary. The key is to realize that being extraordinary is a personal choice. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or financially struggling, whether you’re male or female, whether you’re old or young, or whether you fit into any other categories. Anyone can choose to be extraordinary.
Of course, the thought of choosing to be extraordinary can be overwhelming. After all, where do you start? What do you do? Do you write a best-selling book? Star in a movie? Start a business? How in the world can you be extraordinary?
4. Start Now
Starting a small business is without a doubt a large undertaking, but it is fortunately something that can be attained by anybody with a good idea, a strong work ethic, and a good set of resources. Starting a business involves thinking of a business concept, writing a business plan, understanding the financial side, and finally marketing and launching.
Many people believe starting a business is a mysterious process. They know they want to start a business, but they don’t know the first steps to take.
How to get an idea for a business–how you figure out exactly what it is you want to do and then how to take action on it.
5. Hunt for Good Mentors
A mentor is usually a voluntary counselor or teacher who guides you in work, school, or other areas of your life. Sometimes mentorship is a formal organized relationship between a professional and a novice, and sometimes it’s more informal, like a friendship with a role model. The exact mentoring relationship will be up to you.
Having a mentor is ultimately about improving your chances of success (in whatever field or creative venture you’re pursuing) while feeling more confident about what you’re doing.
6. Build a Support Group
Building effective partnerships with clients and suppliers are paramount. There are several means by which partnerships with the business can be strengthened. They operate at three levels:
Organization level – the reporting structure can have a positive influence. An information unit that is a corporate function, rather than embedded within one department is generally better positioned. Also, treating it as a separate profit center. The strategic influence is increased when the head of the information unit report to a member of the board – in my case it was the director of marketing and strategy.
Teams – there should be teams and task forces that bring information professionals together with business managers. If the account manager approach is adopted, ensure that the information professional becomes an integral part of one of the client’s management teams. Also why not have user representatives on your own management team.
Individual – opportunities to improve partnership occur when individuals develop good working relationships with each other. One way of achieving this is through co-location e.g. of an information professional into a user department, say for six months, between a business unit and the information unit.
7. Personally Know Your Finances
Personal finances can be really stressful, even the basics. A lot of people start out their professional, “Real World” experiences not knowing what a credit score means, or the difference between a 401K and a Roth IRA (or why they even need either of them.
But understanding how to manage your finances will not only help you out personally, but can be a real benefit when it comes to business success as well.
Most obviously, understanding how to manage your own personal finance helps you to understand how to manage not only business finances, but set goals and create fundamentals skills in planning and decision-making, all especially helpful if you’re running your own business. Of course, there will be differences between the two, but in terms of the fundamentals, this is of huge importance.
8. Get Help
Ready to trade in your corporate, or nonprofit job for life as an entrepreneur? Regardless of your industry or background, it’s likely that you’ll need to learn a variety of skills to run a successful business of your own.
Fortunately, these days you don’t have to invest a lot of money to get your company off the ground. The opportunities to take advantage of free (or nearly free) entrepreneurial training are greater than ever.
9. Learn Sales
Just because you graduated college does not mean you stop learning. Your life experiences from now on will prove to be the best teachers. College has given you a good idea as to what to expect in the real world, but your experiences will forever ingrain new lessons into your mind.
Go to seminars in whatever field you work in and brush up on old skills while seeking to learn new skills that can prove to be useful. This is important to the development of your skills beyond the college dorm room and it will help you keep up to date with the times.
10. Be Resilient
While it’s perfectly alright to have your own opinions, you should be able to hear what others have to say, without passing any sort of judgment. Avoid imposing your beliefs and thought processes on another. Remember, everyone is different and not everyone has been subjected to similar circumstances. Everyone, thus, has their own opinion and takes on a variety of topics.
As far as business is concerned, what might seem to be a small and silly idea today might benefit you in numerous ways tomorrow? Conversely, what might have benefited you? could prove to be harmful for you in times to come?
Life will throw various circumstances your way. Some of these are positive and then, there are those that make you feel badly about yourself. It’s alright to doubt yourself every now and then, but don’t entertain these thoughts or allow them to control you for too long. Know that an unfortunate or sad moment will be over. Usually, what might appear as a failure is just a lesson waiting to be discovered. You could learn more effective ways of achieving a goal rather than adhere to your comfort zone or a method/technique that might not help you get very far in times to come.
11. Never stop improving
Great leaders — indeed, great people — are constantly learning and always trying to improve themselves. There’s always something that you can work on or a new skill to master. Be sure to keep your mind open to new ideas and possibilities.
12. Accept new technologies
and try to learn as much about them as you can
If you read Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” you understand the importance of keeping up with the times. No one wants to be the old hag that is left behind because of an ignorance of new technology. While you can survive without a single idea of pop culture, it will be hard to last long without keeping up with technology.
Have an open mind when it comes to understanding the new technologies out there; it will help you keep up with the times. You don’t want to end up being considered old just because you can’t keep up with the technology.
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