The telephone is often the first point of contact with your client, therefore it is very important to handle this introduction to yourself and your services well. It is the first place where you will practice the skills known as selling.
One of the reasons why you are considering becoming self-employed is because you probably want more freedom, and this means having more independence and control over all the areas of your life. To have total freedom you will need to develop an assertive personality, one that does not allow others to impose their intentions on you should that not be your desire, and one that is able to make things happen so that life gives you what you want. Continue reading →
As has been mentioned in one of my previous articles, there are four aspects to our being, one of which is our emotional self. Most people are familiar with the physical self and the intellect, and they work on developing those aspects of who they are. Some work at developing their spiritual self/heart centre, and/or their intuition and psychic self, but very few people tackle their emotional self because it is sometimes too difficult and too confronting for them to deal with. Continue reading →
There is a knack to being in the right place at the right time in business. One of the ways you can increase your chances of having life unfold the way you would like it to is to repeat affirmations to yourself so that you can expand your mind’s way of thinking about the opportunity at hand at a sub-conscious level. Some of my favourite affirmations were taught to me by Stuart Wilde, and they are ‘I am always in the right place at the right time’. ‘All my needs are constantly met’. ‘I am blessed with unlimited abundance in love, money, friendships, opportunity and talent’. ‘It is safe to trust the process of life’. ‘I am guided and protected’. And last but not least ‘Opportunity finds me’.
Once you begin saying these or similar affirmations to yourself, and you have gathered a bit of experience behind you, you will find that you begin to get into ‘the Zone’ in business. That’s when things will begin to fall into place for you in all that you do. Remember to train yourself to believe that you don’t have to be constantly involved in activity for your business to succeed. If you can make each action you take become effective, then you won’t need to do so much
In Business, it is important to have the right people on your team. Also, to work with people who have other skills and talents (and services or goods), that complement your own. Surrounding yourself with complementary assistance means Choosing the Right People to Work With.
We can only ever begin from where we find ourselves today. If you haven’t yet developed your skills of personal traits well enough to handle all aspects of the business, don’t worry. You can always employ others who have the training, skills and traits that you lack within yourself. If you have a new business idea, you can always hire those who are capable of handling the aspects of the business that you aren’t.
Knowing yourself will help you to make correct choices concerning the business venture you go into and your future. Self-evaluation, knowing your strengths and weaknesses, and identifying your needs, personality type and values will help you to see yourself as the character you really are and to project yourself as the person you want to be and help you to be successful. Continue reading →