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Winning Like A Boss

Everyone wants to win. No one wants to be left behind, yet, we do not do what we need to to get to where we want to be. One thing we miss is how important it is to think like a winner. What are your goals and objectives? Do you just want to make (more) money, or do you want to be fulfilled on a deeper level? Whatever your answer, if you think it and believe it, it is so.

Every dream begins with a thought. The more you think about, the more likely you are to take the necessary steps (do the work) you need to take to get there.

The mind is the most powerful tool in the universe, but making it work for you takes practice. You must continue to use your power of positive thinking until it becomes a habit. Dreaming is great as long as you add action to it. Everyday do something, take at least one step that gets you closer to your ultimate goal.  This is you investing in you. Don’t wake up at some point and think, if only I had… Life is short, but, as long as you have breath and ability, it  is never too late to make your dreams a reality.

To assist you on your quest, I have started a series of eBooks, the first of which is currently available on Amazon Kindle. The title is Winning Like A Boss, Make Power Moves by Developing a Power Mindset. In this first installment, you will get an overview of what developing a Power Mindset looks like. In future installments, these factors will be expanded to give you a clearer understanding. These principle are for business, but can also be used fr any aspect of your life. I am writing to women in particular, however, anyone male or female can benefit from the principles discussed. I hope you will check out the book and let me know how it benefits you by leaving a review. Please let me know what points make sense to you as well as what you would like to delve deeper into. This will help guide me into the next installment. You can follow this link to get to the eBook. Good luck on your quest.

Surround Yourself With People You Want To Emulate

As entrepreneurs, we have to find ways to keep ourselves motivated. It’s true that you take on the traits of those you associate with;  as successful as they are because birds of a feather flock together. If you want to be successful and stay motivated you most be sure to connect with that type of people you want to be. For instance, if you want to be the best real estate agent, find the most successful agent you can and network with them. It calls for a little time and research, but you can do it. Of course there are those folks who cross our path organically, these are my favorites.

These folks get it, they live their lives out loud. Their always reaching out to help others. They usually have a story and their story is always inspiring. I have been fortunate to have a few of them in my circles. They are sent by God at exactly the right time and always, always leave  in you a better place than before the entered your realm.  They are usually dynamic and shine as bright as any star. They never try t sell you, they just share their knowledge and just by a conversation with them you feel re-enforced,re- energized. Sometimes, they just ask “What can I do for you?”  I live to meet these people.   I pray that I am one of them.

I was talking with my daughters, and one of them  mentioned a comment an associate of hers had made about me. It was such a great feeling to know someone admired what I do and what I stand for. I learned long ago to not bombard folks with all the information about myself. I enjoy getting to know about them and then offering a collaborative idea t help the both of us. This is the first step to becoming successful; help as many as you can because in essence, you are helping yourself.

So, improve your skill set, think as successful people do, let others share their story, help as much as you can, share your own story, watch the company you keep and stay on your path. Most importantly, stay positive.

Articles For Entrepreneurs

Here are some articles you might find useful:

3 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Entrepreneurship
A Rigid Mind Blocks Success. Try These 5 Strategies for Fearless Leadership

The 3 Functions You Should Consider Outsourcing

When to Make Your Startup a Full-Time Commitment
Old-School Travel Agents Stage Comeback
Getting Paid To Travel? Here are 8 Travel Careers You Can Begin From Your Home
How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off While Traveling
50 Random Facts About  Gold
The 5 Best Ways to Invest in Gold
 

 

What Is A Leader By F. John Reh

I found this article and thought it interesting so I will share it here:

At the most basic level, a leader is someone who leads other. But what makes someone a leader? What is it about being a leader that some people understand and use to their advantage? What can you do to be a leader? Here’s what you need to know and do.

A leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision, and the skills to make it happen. Let’s look at each of those in detail.

The Leader’s Vision

A leader has a vision. Leaders see a problem that needs to be fixed or a goal that needs to be achieved. It may be something that no one else sees or simply something that no one else wants to tackle. Whatever it is, it is the focus of the leader’s attention and they attack it with a single-minded determination.

Whether the goal is to double the company’s annual sales, develop a product that will solve a certain problem, or start a company that can achieve the leader’s dream, the leader always has a clear target in mind. This is a big picture sort of thing, not the process improvement that reduces errors by 2% but the new manufacturing process that completely eliminates the step that caused the errors. It is the new product that makes people say “why didn’t I think of that”, not just a toaster that lets you select the degree of darkness of the toast. Edison did not set out to build a better candle, he wanted to find a whole new way to illuminate the darkness. That’s the kind of vision a leader has.

The Drive To See It Through

It is not enough to just have a vision. Lots of people see things that should be done, things that should be fixed, great step forward that could be taken. What makes leaders different is that they act. They take the steps to achieve their vision.

Is it a passion for the idea, an inner sense of drive, or some sense of commitment? Whatever it is, it is the strength that lets leaders move their vision forward despite all the obstacles, despite all the people saying it can’t be done, it’s too costly, we tried that before, or a dozen other excuses. The true leader perseveres and moves forward.

Trait And Skills A Leader Must Have

There are things that set leaders apart from other people. Some people are born with these characteristics. Others develop them as they improve as leaders. These are not magic bullets. They are things you can do and be if you want to be a leader.

Traits Of A Leader

There are as many traits of a leader as there ae lists of what makes a leader. Here are the fundamental traits of a leader from my perspective:

    • Has integrity. People have to believe that you are pursuing your dream because it’s the right thing to do, not just because you are ego driven.
    • Is a people person. Understands the differences that make people unique and is able to use those individual skills to achieve the goal.
    • Is positive. A leader encourages and rewards people and makes you want to do it and do it right. A leader is not a negative person and doesn’t waste time and effort telling everyone what they’re doing wrong.

Leadership Skills

Beyond the personal traits of a leader, there are specific skills someone must master if they want to be a leader.

    • Effective communication – it’s more than just being able to speak and write. A leader’s communication must move people to work toward the goal the leader has chosen.
    • Motivation – a leader has to be able to motivate everyone to contribute. Each of us has different “buttons”. A leader knows how to push the right buttons on everyone to make them really want to do their best to achieve the leader’s goal.
    • Planning – the leader has a plan to achieve the goal. He/she doesn’t get too bogged down in the details, that’s what managers are for, but rather uses a high level plan to keep everyone moving together toward the goal.

Bottom Line

Leaders dream dreams. They refuse to let anyone or anything get in the way of achieving those dreams. They are realistic, but unrelenting. They are polite, but insistent. The constantly and consistently drive forward toward their goal. You can be a leader. You will be – when it matters enough to you.