Holding on to what you cannot change is like wrestling with your shadow. It makes for a frustrating relationship with yourself. The shadow is visible, but you will be continually frustrated and unhappy because you cannot control or change it.
In your business and personal world, you must know when you are wrestling with your shadow. Your shadow is all the things you cannot control.
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” — Maxwell Malt
Do people possessing high self-esteem achieve greater success in life?
You may have heard from many people that they want to increase their self esteem. They believe that once their confidence and self esteem is high, they’ll be able to achieve more and greater successes.
As we saw in the previous post, the word “network” was first used in England in the 1550’s to describe a finished product, a fish net. A fish net was a piece of network.
When you think about it, a nice piece of network is about catching more fish, and as time went on, bigger fish. In personal business coaching in The Woodlands and in personal business coaching in Houston, I collaborate with many different business owners and types of businesses. They are all casting their nets to market their business, and in many cases, to expand it. Read more →
Networking is something all of us do in one way or another. It could be with business associates, the checker at the grocery store and the list goes on and on. When collaborating with small businesses as a business coach in The Woodlands one of the things that is brought up is networking.
Specifically, the owner wants to know if he or she needs to do it. And, if it is needed, how to be most effective in going about it. Yet, before we get into whether or not to network, let’s take a look in this post as to the origins of the word networking. Read more →
In the previous three posts we have looked at the fear that is based on indifference, indecision and doubt. In this post we will look at worry. And, like the other fears, worry has a valid time and place. Yet, when you are consumed with worry it robs you of the energy and focus to accomplish what you have set out to do…
As a business coach in The Woodlands and as a business coach in Houston I have seen worry take people off course and actually make things worse than the worry itself. In my businesses, when I started to hire people and had to make a payroll, I definitely had a great deal of worry. After all, cash flow in the beginning my businesses was not predictable. And sometimes it meant paying everyone except myself. In turn, that created another set of worries. Read more →
In the previous two posts we have looked at the fear that is based on indifference and indecision. In this post we will look at doubt. And, like the other fears, doubt has a valid time and place. Yet, if you let doubt rule you, your circle of accomplishment and your feelings of self-worth will be very small.
As a personal development business coach in The Woodlands and as a personal development business coach in Houston I have seen doubt sabotage talented people. When I had businesses of my own, some as large as eighty people, I let doubt creep in and keep me from greater accomplishment. Read more →
Here’s another look at sharing vulnerability to build on the previous post. A winning culture starts inside of you. Then, in your business and relationships, you spread your beliefs about yourself, your world and most importantly how you care for others. Culture, in a business or in personal relationships, is defined by how you care for others.
One of the key components in building a winning culture with others is to create an atmosphere where you can share vulnerability. Sharing vulnerability is not easy for most people. If you share vulnerability you may say to someone, “I don’t know.” Or, “I need your help.” Another way to share vulnerability is to ask for someone’s opinion or expertise. You are not asking for direct help in this case. You want their opinion to help you gain clarity on something where you are stuck or confused. Read more →
In the previous two blog posts we talked about building a culture of safety and how it centers on our desire to belong. What are some steps we can take to create that culture? After all, very often it is easy to identify WHY we need to do something and WHAT needs to be done. But, it is the HOW that can hold us back.
As a personal development business coach in Houston I am often reminded in collaborating with clients and even from my own experiences as a business owner, some of which were fairly large, that it is the start of instituting change that stops us. Read more →
Any person who is interested in self-improvement welcomes hearing any self-improvement tips for success. When I hear a tip I may say, “Wow, that is great! I can apply that immediately.” Or, “That’s good but it really doesn’t resonate with me.” Whatever resonates with you at the time are self-improvement tips for success that reflect where you are mentally and emotionally at that particular moment.
What are some truths when it comes to self-improvement tips for success?
Seldom will whatever you want in life exceed your personal development. Choose to self-improve and you will enlarge yourself to where more and better opportunities will be attracted to you.
I must be the best “me” in order to be the best for others. I used to say, “If you will be good to me, I will be good to you.” I had that all wrong. I was leaving my self-improvement up to a reaction to others. I was letting them control my self-improvement. To me, this is one of the most important self-improvement tips to success. To grow myself and the opportunities in business and life I must promise myself to do what I can to be the best “me” in order to be the best for others.
Motivation alone is not enough. I heard years ago that if you have an idiot and motivate him, you now have a motivated idiot. All of us have our motivated idiocy. That is part of our humanity. Yet, we have a choice. We can choose to overcome it.
Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune. I love this one than if for no other reason that self-improvement is self-education. Your fortune comes from living in alignment with who you are with more peace and happiness. More often than not when you do that, your finances will improve, too.
When I think of self-improvement tips for success, these are ones that immediately come to mind. There are hundreds of others. Find three or four that resonate with you. Incorporate them into your life.
And then start executing and implementing them in your thinking, attitude, and behavior. You will learn a great deal in the process and when you do you will be implementing my favorite of all the self-improvement tips for success.
Learning with an application is nothing. It is okay to learn for the sake of learning. But when you are learning for your own self-improvement you must apply it. Learning with an application is the miracle process that will take you from who you are today to who you can be and a whole new world tomorrow.